Last Friday, I got an e-mail from Becky Young, the public relations/marketing director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The way she wrote it, it sounded as if Toast of the Town was close to being sold out.
I sent a message back asking if the new food and wine event was sold out.
When I got to work this morning, she said it was not, but more than 600 tickets have been sold so far. And the deadline to buy tickets is 5 p.m. Tuesday.
For a first-time event, this is great news.
And co-chairs Faye Melton and Maxine Hudson got even better news today. Their special guest chef, Chris Hastings, was nominated for Best Chef: South, by the James Beard Foundation. In case you don't know, the James Beard Foundation awards is among the top for people in the food and beverage world. Hastings is the executive chef of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham.
So those of you who have already bought tickets, you were smart to do so. And those of you who have yet to buy tickets can still do so. They are $75. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday in the RiverMill Event Centre, 3715 First Ave.