Inspired by Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys and the passion to support digital learning in rural areas of South Africa to honor an important legacy, Michael and Terri Klauber invite you to join them for a series of exciting events this fall.
Held bi-annually in Sarasota since 2013, a series of “Safari Sarasota” events benefit the All Heart Fund, which was created in honor of Leanna Knopik, a 16-year-old Sarasota native who passed away almost a year after visiting some of South Africa’s most remote communities. It had been Leanna’s dream to support children and education in South Africa and, over the last two years, the All Heart Fund, in partnership with South African not-for-profit organization, Good Work Foundation, has provided digital literacy access to over 1,500 South African schoolchildren per week.
Please save the dates for SAFARI SARASOTA with Chef Anna Ridgewell from South Africa’s Londolozi Game Reserve!
Interactive Cooking Dinner: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Individual tickets: $200 ~ Sponsorships Available
This is a not-to-miss dining experience which will electrify the Michael’s On East Ballroom!
Join us for an evening of African gourmet food and friends featuring award-winning South African wines, an interactive safari-inspired dining experience with one of Africa’s top safari lodge chefs, and a celebration of the All Heart Fund, a Sarasota-based initiative that is helping to deliver education technology to rural, low-income South African schoolchildren.
Be prepared to COOK table-side as a “chefs” take turns cooking at each table! Guests follow along with Chef Anna’s simple recipe instructions and prepare each course with pre-measured ingredients for their table. Fabulous South African wines will be served alongside each of the four courses too!
Bush Wine Dinner: Friday, November 3, 2017
A magical evening awaits under the Banyan Trees & African Sky at Selby Gardens as Chef Anna presents a traditional “bush dinner” perfectly paired with South African wines.
Individual tickets: $175
South African Wine Tasting: Saturday, November 4, 2017
A casual, walk-about tasting with prized wines from the Cape Winelands will be the perfect finish to Safari Sarasota festivities.
Individual tickets: $10
2-4 pm at Michael’s Wine Cellar
Reservations for all events will be opening in the coming weeks. Contact Michelle Denault at Michael’s On East to express your interest or secure sponsorship details: 941-366-0007, ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Safari Sarasota 2017 is presented as a series of events in support of the All Heart Fund established in honor of Leanna Knopik at South Africa’s Good Work Foundation.
Safari Sarasota Events Benefit the All Heart Fund
A fundraiser for the All Heart Fund of the Good Work Foundation, a nonprofit in South Africa which delivers digital-era literacy education and career-training to children and adults living in rural communities. Londolozi Game Reserve Executive Chef Anna Ridgewell and Kate Groch, CEO and Co-Founder of the Good Work Foundation and curator of the All Heart Fund, will journey from South Africa to host an interactive dining experience in the Michael’s On East Ballroom.
Michael’s On East is thrilled to host this special opportunity for guests to enjoy the flavors of the historic Spice Route paired with some of South Africa’s finest wines.
Special Friendships in South Africa
Michael and Terri Klauber have become close with Chef Anna and the entire Good Work Foundation team in South African through a shared passion for this important cause and enthusiasm for the magical land of South Africa explored bi-annually on Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys.
GWF USA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports a mission to deliver digital literacy education and career training to people living in rural, often neglected areas of southern Africa.
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