Among the year’s many new restaurants, the most eagerly anticipated may be Prime 109, Lampo’s steakhouse coming to the former Bank of America building on the Downtown Mall. Though there is no opening date yet, Lampo regulars can hardly wait for the team’s updated take on steakhouse classics.
Now, you can be the first to preview what the restaurant has planned, while helping to feed the area’s hungry. On October 29, the award winning maker of hand-forged cookware Blanc Creatives is hosting a Prime 109 Preview Dinner, with all profits benefiting the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
In an intimate setting, guests will hear first hand from Lampo’s owners about what’s in store for their new restaurant, and from Blanc Creatives’ Corry Blanc about the extraordinary custom grill he is building for it. Meanwhile, they will enjoy a menu inspired by the food of Prime 109, featuring assorted cuts of Sherwood Farm beef and wines generously donated by Blenheim Vineyards. Plus, Tavola’s Steve Yang will be on hand with a one-of-a-kind cocktail for the evening.
Best of all, it’s all for a good cause. Serving eight cities and twenty counties in the area, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank feeds more than 100,000 people per month, relying entirely upon donations and fundraisers like this one. Even if you cannot attend the dinner, you may help feed the hungry by donating here.
$100 tickets are all-inclusive, and only 100 will be sold. First come, first served. Details below, and the menu looks spectacular. See you there.
UPDATE: This event is sold out. For news about Prime 109 and future events, you may register for their email updates at their website.
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