Liberty Theatre Foundation to benefit from fundraising dinner
Event Sunday at Ten Depot Street features Italian-style dinner, jazz music, auction and presentation by architect
Local restaurateur Sandy Sorrels is putting recently-acquired knowledge of Italian cuisine to good use, cooking up a benefit dinner for the Liberty Theatre Foundation.
Sorrells, who attended a culinary class while on a recent trip to Italy, will be serving a five-course, Italian-style dinner that includes crustini calorati, a choice of either autumn spinach or kale soup, a choice of either free range chicken baked with braised cabbage or roasted beef tenderloin, and more. The meal includes wine pairings.
The event will be held Sunday at Sorrels’ Ten Depot restaurant at 10 Depot Street in downtown La Grande. In addition to dinner, there will be jazz music, a presentation by architectural consultant John Kvapil, and a live auction of artwork by local glass artists Tom Dimond and local potter David Waln.
Also on the auction block will be a painting by Keith Baker, a well-known Seattle artist who graduated from La Grande High School and Eastern Oregon University.
Kvapil, the consultant for the Liberty Theatre restoration project, will be talking about plans for 1012 Adams Ave., the building adjacent to the theater. The foundation hopes to acquire the building for office space, restrooms and a live performance venue.
Social hour for Sunday’s event at Ten Depot Street is 5 p.m., with dinner, the presentation and auction to follow. Tickets, priced at $75 for singles and $140 for couples, are available at Serendipity Formal Wear, 1214 Adams Ave.