An Evening On The Emerald Coast Supports CSO Jan. 18

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chattanooga’s Purple Lady, Sonia Young, is hosting a fundraising dinner for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera on Jan. 18 at 212 Market Restaurant.  

This biennial event’s theme is “An Evening on the Emerald Coast” and will feature a menu of coastal cuisine. Chef Adam Yellin, a restaurant owner from Santa Rosa Beach, is partnering with 212 Market’s Chef Susan Moses to create a four-course meal that includes items such as Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons, Fried Oyster with Tomato Jam, Crab Cake with Crystal Buerre Blanc, Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage, and Pecan Encrusted Grouper. Complementary wines and moonshine cocktails, plus desserts, will also be served.

The CSO String Quintet will provide pre-dinner entertainment. A silent auction will be presented. 

Tickets are $200 per person, of which $100 is a direct donation to the CSO. Reservations are being accepted through Jan. 14. Call  267-8583 for more information.



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