Can you think of a better way to help people in a desperate situation thousands of miles away than by getting sauced next Saturday? You probably can, which is good, so go ahead and do that — and then afterwards come to Vertical for the Haitian Libations Charity Event. After 10 p.m., 50% of the take from the bar and lounge will go to Artists for Peace and Justice, which has been working with the only free pediatric clinic in Haiti — St. Damien’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince — since before the earthquake. St. Damien’s took a big hit but is one of the few semi-functional medical facilities in the city, and so is in a position to make excellent use of the help. Maria Bello and Paul “Sheep Stomach” Haggis, APJ board members, will be taking funds and supplies over themselves some time in the next three weeks.
Also in on the event are L.A. food bloggers Matthew Kang, Matt Robold and Fiona Chandra, who have prepared an exclusive cocktail menu for the occasion: the Aviation, the Vieux Carre and the Port-Au-Prince (which is like The Last Word, but with Rhum Barbancourt 8). This trio of blogging do-gooders will be personally preparing these drinks behind the bar. The regular cocktail and food menus will also be available.
Haitian Libations Charity Event
Saturday, February 6, 10 p.m. – close
Vertical Wine Bistro
70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
Attendance is free; no RSVP required
More info at mattatouille.com & at facebook.com