Eating for a good cause at the X Lounge
On Wednesday, October 7 the X Lounge will launch its “Dine & Donate” program, in which 10 percent of all food revenues for the night will go to a specific charity. What's more, they’ve committed to doing this every Wednesday through December 2010!
“It’s a social event; people can come out, eat delicious food, and have a great evening, all while supporting our cause,” says Camille Weaver, Development Coordinator for the Blue Ridge Chapter of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which has the November 18 slot at X Lounge. “ In this economic climate, non-profit organizations have had to become more creative with fundraising.”
“This is a great opportunity to give back to the Charlottesville community while trying out our latest menu items,” says lounge owner, Francois Bladt, who also mentions that he’s hired a new chef, Matt Boisvert, who has added a host of entr©es to the menu, including an Ahi tuna with a shiitake stir fry, garlic shrimp with avocado and tomato salad with potato gaufrettes, and pork tenderloin with caramelized apples and creamed corn.
Upcoming charities the program will serve include the Charlottesville Free Clinic on October 7, followed by Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA), Second Street Gallery, Habitat for Humanity, First Night Virginia, and the Blue Ridge Food Bank.