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Gulf Fishermen Benefit... On a Vintage Train

Inside the 1926 railway car
Inside the 1926 railway car

The Patrón Tequila Epicurean Express, an elegantly restored 85-foot-long railway car from 1926, has raised nearly $60,000 so far for the St. Bernard Project's mission of providing mental heal services for and rebuilding the houses of Gulf coast fishermen and their families affected by the BP oil disaster.

In the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (1001 Loyola Ave.) on June 17 and 19, the St. Bernard Project will hold a benefit cocktail party and dinner featuring a bevy of top Crescent City chefs, as well as cocktails made with Patrón Tequila. Ticket prices include all beverages, and 100% of all proceeds go to the St. Bernard Project so it can keep helping the people of the New Orleans area.

Cocktail Party on Thursday, June 17 from 6-9 p.m
Featuring hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Justin Devillier of La Petit Grocery and Aaron Burgau of Patois paired with refreshing Patrón cocktails prepared by local mixologists. $50 per person.

Dinner on Saturday, June 19 from 7-10 p.m.
Includes a five-course meal prepared by Chef Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace, Chef Chris Lusk of Café Adelaide and Chef Nathan Gresham of Galatoire's Baton Rouge. Each course will be paired with handcrafted Patrón cocktails prepared by Steven Wilshire. $150 per person, maximum 25 people.

Purchase tickets today at StBernardProject.org or reserve your place on The Patrón Tequila Epicurean Express by emailing rsvp@stbernardproject.org

» See photos from similar events in other cities and find out more at the St. Bernard Project web site

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