The Arizona Community Dinner Fundraiser Benefits Local Restaurant Staffs Affected by COVID-19

Leah LeMoineAugust 6, 2020
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Six months ago, prepaying for a nice dinner without knowing when you would be eating it or who would be cooking it would have been a ludicrous proposition. These days, it makes more sense than most things. Cloth & Flame – the destination dinner magicians known for chic pop-ups in the desert, meadows, farms, etc. – is pre-selling seats at future community dinners through the crowd-sourcing site GoFundMe. The Arizona Community Dinner Fundraiser will benefit local restaurant staffs affected by COVID-19. “We believe that restaurants function as one of the most important frames through which we experience our community, and we want to help support them the way they quietly support all of us during this time of need,” says Olivia Laux, who founded Cloth & Flame with her husband, Matt Cooley. Secure your spot at an upcoming dinner – to be held when it’s safe to eat in close quarters –with a minimum donation of $50 per person, though greater generosity is encouraged. You don’t get to pick which dinner you attend, but confirmed chefs include Chris Bianco, Cat Bunnag and Eric Ramirez, so it will be tasty no matter what.

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