Food & music help transform lives of New Orleans youth
New Orleans, Louisiana – The Link Stryjewski Foundation is thrilled to announce that it has once again secured the Haitian band RAM to headline its Bal Masqué fundraiser, set for the weekend of January 18th and 19th, 2019 at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans. The celebration of Caribbean, Cajun and New Orleans Carnival will feature RAM, the drum-roots-driven powerhouse band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. RAM will be joined by The Vermilionaires, Cha Wa, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, and The Roots of Music. “We are so excited to bring RAM to Bal Masqué once again, not only because they brought the house down last year, but because of our shared culture and history,” states Chef Donald Link, Co-Founder of the Link Stryjewski Foundation with Chef Stephen Stryjewski. “I am about to embark on a trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to participate in the first edition of GEDE FEST, an innovative event that combines the arts, culture, history and gastronomy of Haiti and New Orleans. We are historically linked to this sister city and I am thrilled to represent New Orleans at this multicultural event.” In addition to Bal Masqué, the Link Stryjewski Foundation presents its Chefs’ Dinner with celebrity chef Andrew Carmellini on the evening before the main event. The limited seating dinner will be hosted at Calcasieu on Friday, January 18th, with a four-course menu prepared by Chef Carmellini alongside Chefs Link and Stryjewski. Specific details about the culinary and cocktail offerings at Bal Masqué, and the celebrity chefs presenting them, will be released at a later date.