Healing House's fifth annual ABSOLUT 'Tini Tour' pulls into LaFonda tomorrow.  Today on 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' Healing House's Annie Caillouet explained how the fundraiser works.

According to Caillouet each Tuesday night each of the eight participating restaurants prepare their signature ABSOLUT martini and all tips are donated to Healing House.  This Tuesday bartenders at LaFonda on Johnston Street will be preparing their ABSOLUT Sangria Martini.  The recipe includes Lafonda's house-made sangria and ABSOLUT's Grapevine Vodka along with fruit garnish and a secret ingredient or two.

Caillouet says the weekly fundraiser is doing very well and expectations are high for the culmination of the event with the yearly gala.  Caillouet said,

"This year's gala will be held at the Lafayette Hilton on Saturday August 25 and there a few tickets left.  Tickets are $100 per person and are available on line at www.healing-house.org or by calling 234-0443."

In addition to the eight signature ABSOLUT martini's the gala will feature great food and music by Louisiana Red.

Caillouet said the eight week fundraiser is not just about another good-time Louisiana Saturday night but about funding Healing House.  Healing House provides grief counseling for children who have lost a parent of a sibling.  Services are provided free of charge to grieving children and provide help for children and in turn the surviving parents.

Listen to the interview: