For the second year in a row, Eat (Red) Drink (Red) Saves Lives will be raising money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS with the help of L.A. restaurants, bars, and food trucks. The month-long event takes place in June and will include Petit Trois, Melisse, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Stella Barra, The Grilled Cheese Truck and The Pudding Truck among others with 100 percent of donations from each business going to the fund.
Some of the dishes featured will be Osteria Mozza’s Spaghetti alla Calabrese with white anchovies, lemon, and bottarga croutons; a red beet gazpacho from Petit Trois; and The Pudding Truck’s (RED) Velvet Sundae, a cheesecake pudding dessert layered with chunks of red velvet cake. Melisse will be offering a 10-course “RED 10” tasting menu while restaurants like M Street Kitchen and Tres by Jose Andres will serve a designated drink for the cause.
Each restaurant will decide how much of each sale will be donated. For instance, Petit Trois will give a dollar for every gazpacho dish sold, and Melisse will donate $10 for each tasting menu ordered. There are no tickets for the event—you simply dine at the participating venue during June and order the specified dish or drink.