The event, a Roaring ‘20s Speakeasy, will be held at Theater Square Marketplace (651 South 4th Street), from 4-7 p.m.
Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased on the APRON, Inc. website or by calling 220-4800.
According to a news release, attendees are encouraged to dress in period costumes including flapper dresses and zoot suits.
The evening will feature fine cocktails and food prepared by staffs from some of the town’s top restaurants. Among the local “culinarati” who will be on hand to feed and water guests:
- Against The Grain: chef Reed Johnson
- Asiatique: chef-co-owner Peng Looi
- Bourbon’s Bistro: chef Michael Crouch
- Equus and Jack’s Lounge: chef Tavis Rockwell
- Louisville Dessert Truck: chef Leah Stewart
- Majid’s: bar manager Stephan Dennison
- Porcini: owner Tim Coury and chef John Plymale
- Seviche: chef-owner Anthony Lamas
- Science Hill Inn: chef Ellen Gill-McCarthy
- Taco Punk: chef-owner Gabe Sowder
- Theater Square Marketplace: chef Dallas McGarity
- Volare: chef Joshua Moore
- Winston’s Restaurant: chefs John Castro and Tyson Long
To add some excitement to the evening, several participating chefs will be kidnapped and friends and guests will have to pay ransom to secure their release.
Expect an exciting silent auction of items including an original photograph by Pulitzer Prize-Winning photographer Dan Dry, and a Bourbon Cocktail Class for 20 people with “Bad Girl of Bourbon” Joy Perrine.
Additionally, local artists Nick Owens and Nick Baute have designed original artistic aprons for the event, which also will be auctioned.
All proceeds will benefit APRON, whose goal is to disburse funds to restaurant owners and employees needing help in emergency situations such as illnesses, injuries or other challenges.
For more information, visit APRON’s website, call APRON president, Gary Fox, at 220-4800, or email aproninc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mail.com.