Eli Kulp Day Benefit


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We updated you on his medical status, and then we told you about the fundraiser campaign for Eli Kulp‘s medical expenses, so now here’s something a little more lighthearted going on for the chef, with tickets available now. This Thursday, July 16th, join High Street Hospitality Group at Fork; they are hosting a benefit evening to raise money and show support for Kulp as he continues his recovery.

And you’re invited to take part.

As benefits go, this one looks pretty spectacular. We relayed the participant list in our last Kulp update, but here it is again, in case, you know, you forgot:

a.kitchen + bar;  Amis;  Birchrun Hills Farm;  Blackfish;  Cuba Libre;  Di Bruno Bros.;  Éclat Chocolate;  Farm and Fisherman;  Fork;  Franklin Fountain;  High Street on Market;  Hungry Pigeon;  Lacroix;  Laurel;  Le Cheri;  La Peg;  Madame Fromage;  Pub + Kitchen;  Rival Brothers;  Sbraga;  Serpico;  Vedge;  Vernick Food & Drink;  Volver;  Will BYOB;  Wyebrook Farm;  Zahav;  and Zeppoli

With beverages by:

The Artisan’s Cellar;  Yards Brewing;  Moore Brothers Wine Company;  Bluecoat Gin;  Laird and Company;  David Bowler Wine;  Winebow;  The Wine Merchant;  Victory Brewing; and Penn Distributors

Tickets are available online, and are $200 for regular admission, or $350 for VIP admission, which includes an additional hour of snacks with some of the local star chefs involved.

We also had mentioned previously that there would be live music and a silent auction so here’s a list of the highlights that will be offered:

Tickets to 2016 Aspen Food & Wine Classic

including two all-access passes for three fabulous days filled with wine tastings, food samplings and cooking demonstrations. Also includes two nights of accommodations at the The Gant Hotel, June 17 to 19, 2016

Tickets to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

including condo accommodations and two all-access passes from February 25 to February 28, 2016

A Private Wine & Cheese Class

 to be held on a Sunday at a.bar, with author and fromager Max McCalman and sommelier Mariel Wega, including cheeses donated by Di Bruno Bros. and autographed books from McCalman

Four Seasons of Starr Dinners

four dinners for four people with wine or cocktails at Starr Restaurants’ including Talula’s Garden and Serpico in Philadelphia and Upland and The Clock Tower in New York City

Behind the Scenes at Bon Appetit

 including a tour of the magazine’s office at 1 World Trade Center, a tasting in their Test Kitchen, and dinner with Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton at his favorite under-the-radar NYC food and cocktail spot

Dine Around in Rittenhouse Square or Old City

stay at The Rittenhouse Hotel; dine at a.bar, Vernick, Melograno and Le Cheri; enjoy brunch at the hotel the next day, or stay at the Hotel Monaco; dine at Red Owl Tavern, Zahav, Fork, High Street on Market and Le Peg; see a late-night Fringe Arts festival show and coffee at Menagerie

The Mast Brothers Immersion

a year’s supply of Mast Brothers chocolate, plus a private factory tour and tasting

Wine and Dine in Berks County

 including a tour of Kutztown’s Pinnacle Ridge winery and a case of wine to take home, overnight accommodations in a farmhouse, oysters, wine and dinner

Canning on the Farm

including a private canning class with author Marisa McClellan, dinner for six people at Wyebrook Farm from Chef Andrew Wood, cookbooks, bread, farm products and more to take home

A Pasta Making Class

with the team from Brigantessa and Le Virtù, featuring hands-on pasta-making for six people with Chef Joe Cicala, plus a pasta lunch and wine

Be the First to Dine at High Street on Hudson

 including friends & family dinner at High Street Hospitality Group’s forthcoming New York City restaurant, plus a tour of the restaurant, baked items and HSNYC swag, transportation to and from New York and overnight accommodations

An Intimate Wine Dinner

at Fork, including dinner for 10 in their gorgeous private dining room, attended by the Fork team, including owner Ellen Yin, plus a guided wine tasting and behind-the-scenes stories from the restaurant’s nearly 20-year history

Seasons Tickets for Two at the Arden

 including tickets to all five shows in the 2015-2016 season, and pre-theater dinners at Kanella, Fond, Capofitto and Hawthorne’s Café

And there are many more prizes, too, including a party for 25 at the Trestle Inn, a home wine cooler from Chris Brown filled with amazing wines from Indy Wines and Ravines Winery, a Courac tray and wine set from Marguerite Rodgers and two passes to The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon from Questlove!

This is all happening tomorrow, so if you’re interested in helping out, now would be the time to get those tickets.

Eli Kulp Day Fundraiser Dinner [tickets]

Eli Kulp [Foobooz]