Equinox Dinner Canceled Due to Five Eleven Fire

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Chef Lizette Acuna of Ramone's prepared a duo of oysters for last year's Equinox event. - PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
  • Photo by Mark McKenna
  • Chef Lizette Acuna of Ramone's prepared a duo of oysters for last year's Equinox event.

Untie your bibs, folks. The Equinox in Old Town benefit dinner for Humboldt County Office of Education's Nutrition Programs and Services set for Monday, March 19 is called off, at least for now. The seven-course feast prepared by a team of local chefs — from Five Eleven, Mazzotti's, Ramone's, Vista Del Mar, Kyoto and Le Monde — was set to take place at Five Eleven again this year but a fire in the its kitchen on March 9 has temporarily closed the restaurant and put the kibosh on the event.

So far, organizers haven't announced an alternative date or venue, but if you already purchased tickets, refunds are available. In the meantime, go ahead and torture yourself with this slideshow of last year's spread.

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