One of the great frustrations of California's current drought is that, aside from personal water conservation, it's hard to know what you can do to help the situation. Next month, on Nov. 2, a cocktail party is happening in L.A. that provides a fun way to get involved.
How Dry is a cocktail party being thrown by A Sustainable Kitchen to celebrate the relaunch of Slow Food L.A. The aim of the party is to create drought awareness, as well as raise some money to help with drought relief. Education participants include the LA River Corp, The Council for Watershed Health, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, and Slow Food Los Angeles.
All proceeds will benefit the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) Foundation's Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund. The Bricmont Fund helps support organic operations that have experienced drought and other natural disasters. And the organizers have brought on some serious culinary talent for the event. The best part? It's actually affordable.
Drinks will be made by Matthew Biancaniello, and food will be provided by chefs from Alma, Red Bread, Cooks County, Union in Pasadena, Valerie Confections, and Belcampo Meat Co. All of the cocktails and dishes will have an edible native California plant as an ingredient.
A ticket/donation of $37.50 per person is being requested. You can buy tickets and get more info here.