The Arthritis Foundation's first Taste of the City event, set for Sept. 15 at Richmond CenterStage, is planned as an updated version of the foundation's Crystal Ball, says Sandy Thurston, associate director of development.
"With changing times, we decided to evolve it into a chef event." Starting at 7 p.m., attendees will have a chance to meet local chefs (including Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt, Jason Alley of Comfort and Pasture, and Chris McCandless and Patrick Ehemann with TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel, among others) and sample their culinary creations, participate in silent and live auctions and enjoy live music from the Kings of Swing.
Tickets are $75 per person or $130 per couple. They can be purchased by contacting the Arthritis Foundation office or online at richmondtasteofthecity.com . The title sponsor is Ortho Virginia. (Richmond magazine is also a sponsor.) For more information, call 665-9955.