Chef Peter from The Capital Grille. Photo by Michael Murphy Photography.
“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations and live entertainment returns to Galleria Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s highly anticipated event, which benefits the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest-to-place foster children, will honor City Furniture as its Child Advocate of the Year. Eric Yutzy, WPLG Local 10 morning news anchor, will host this year’s social occasion.
“We are thrilled to return Galleria Fort Lauderdale to showcase our region’s top restaurants that are committed to helping children in need find loving homes,” said Dr. Mary Kinirons, executive director of Heart Gallery of Broward County. “This year’s Child Advocate honoree, City Furniture, is rooted in South Florida philanthropy and has been championing home and family for more than 20 years. We’re delighted to share their growth and accomplishments.”
City Furniture, this year’s “Eat Your Heart Out” honoree, is a leading furniture and home accents retailer with 20 statewide showrooms and an online presence dedicated to style and value. Through its #CITYCARES program, the company gives 5% of its profits, annually, back to nonprofit organizations that foster a sense of home, service, education, health and diversity.
An impressive roster of dining venues will spice-up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery. Past restaurants providing guests with a dazzling array of epicurean bites have included Boatyard, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Restaurants & Winery, Culinary Republic, Eddie V’s, Lips Fort Lauderdale, MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, Press & Grind Café, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Sicilian Oven and Tarpon River Brewing. This year’s participating restaurants will be named at a later date.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a variety of raffle prizes including a three-night Lago Mar suite stay including breakfast for two each morning and dinner plus additional gifts.
Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 9th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.
Event sponsors include City & Shore magazine, Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club and OutClique magazine.
Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are on sale at www.heartgalleryofbroward.org. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call -954-918-3008.