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Chef’s Latin All-Stars dinner at Seviche

Monday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.,Seviche, Bardstown Rd., will host a special benefit dinner prepared by Seviche’s Anthony Lamas and his fellow Latino chefs/restaurateurs Fernando Martinez of Olé Restaurant Group (Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana, and Mussel & Burger Bar, among others) and Bruce Ucán of Mayan Cafe. The three will collaborate on a 7-course dinner, to benefit Partners in Health, an organization that provides health care in impoverished communities. The three Latino chefs – Martinez is from Cuba, Ucán from Mexico and Lamas from a Mexican immigrant family from California – are eager to do something to help out other Latino families in the Louisville area.

All three chefs will make an appetizer for passing at the reception: “mini frita de langosta”- lobster frita with squid ink brioche and crab meat aioli by Martinez and his cousin Yael; “chicken liver anticuchos,” a Brazilian style skewer dish by Lamas; and “yuca fritters” with eggplant and oat cheese purée fro Ucán.

Other dishes will include crab and corn bisque, braised lamb tamale, foxtail ropa vieja empanada, and oxtail croqueta, manioc crusted sea scallops, braised chicken in pipian rojo, and cochinillo asado,  a roasted suckling pig is served with calabaza purée and yuca crisp.

The chefs will conclude with a dessert trio: “avocado” ice cream with coffee pine nut soil, brioche toreja with Spanish sherry custard, and a chocolate roll with chocolate mousse and chile-lime dust.

Tickets are limited to 60 and cost $225, which includes hors d’oeuvres and dinner, champagne reception, and wine pairings.

Call (502) 473-8560 or go to http://www.sevicherestaurant.com/.