On Monday, May 2nd, A Fish Called Avalon hosts a prix-fixe dinner, with 100% of the proceeds going to Miami-based Global Empowerment Mission (GEM). Limited to 100 guests, the restaurant is underwriting the dinner to benefit GEM’s efforts to provide food, water, medicine, medical equipment, and housing assistance to the people of Ukraine.
“As a community comprised of a truly international mix of residents and visitors, we felt that we had to do something when we heard of the dire situation in Ukraine and bordering countries,” said Tom Glassie, proprietor of A Fish Called Avalon. “For years, GEM has been helping areas hard-hit by disasters, and when we learned that they were mobilized to help Ukraine, we wanted to do what we do best – Offer a dinner, with all of the money going to GEM.
”Since the war broke out, South Florida has strengthened its connection to Ukraine. Just days after Russian missiles struck Odessa, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez met virtually with Gennadiy Trukhanov, the Mayor of Odessa, to offer humanitarian support. The Miami Beach City Commission voted to name Odessa a Sister City that same week. In June, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, a fundraiser sponsor, will be honoring Michael Capponi, founder/president of GEM, with its Citizen of the Year award.
The fundraiser takes place on Monday, May 2nd; the prix-fixe dinner includes wines generously donated by Gérard Bertrand. Some of A Fish Called Avalon’s guest favorites for each course include Bang Bang Shrimp, Macadamia-Crusted Snapper, Filet Mignon, and Chef Kal’s award-winning Pecan Crusted Key Lime Pie. A Fish Called Avalon is located at 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, and reservations may be made at www.opentable.com Donation: $125 per person. For further information, please call (305) 532-1727. To learn more about Global Empowerment Mission, go to www.globalempowermentmission.