KPEL is pleased to partner with Healing House every year to promote The Search For The ABSOLUT Best Martini. Kicking things off this week is the "Candy Shop" Martini from Walk-Ons. Join us every week as we unveil each the pick for that week.
From Healing House:
Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children is proud to announce Robert “KingRob” Harris as the “Martinis 2016; Lafayette’s ABSOLUT Best Martini” Glass Artist. An event was held Thursday, June 9th at Moss Motors BMW Showroom to unveil King Rob’s creation. To commemorate the 12th annual “Martinis”, “King Rob” has created a signature Martini glass that incorporates his Acadian heritage, and highlights his “Cajun Contemporary Folk Art” style.
Martinis 2016: The ABSOLUT® Best Martini Tour kicks off Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Eight of the finest local restaurants will vie for the title of “Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini” as a benefit for Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children. Walk- On’s, Social, Charley G’s, Bonefish Grill, Ruffino’s on the River, Chuy’s, Bon Temps Grill, and Zea will each be a stop on this year’s tour. Every Tuesday beginning June 28 and running through August 16, join us to taste test that week’s featured restaurant’s signature martini and cast your vote for “Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini.” Visit the Healing House website at www.healing-house.org for the ABSOLUT® Best Martini Tour Schedule.
The search for “Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini” will culminate with the Martinis 2016 Gala on Saturday, August 20, 2016 beginning at 7:00 PM at DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette. Enjoy the great sounds of Jet Seven while tasting fine hors d’oeuveres, bidding on fabulous auction items, and voting for your ABSOLUT favorite martini! Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased by visiting our website at www.healing-house.org or by calling the Healing House office at 234-0443.
All proceeds from Martinis 2016 will benefit local families in Acadiana that have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children provides grief support groups for children in an atmosphere where they are allowed to express their grief though interactive play, expressive art work and discussion groups with peers experiencing the same trauma. All services provided by Healing House are free of charge and run by trained volunteers.
Thank you to our sponsors: ABSOLUT, Moss Motors, Delhomme Funeral Home, Dr. Leslie Jacobs,
Leading Health Care of Louisiana, Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Event Rental, Townsquare Media, 99.9 KTDY, FACE Magazine, and The Russo Group.