Benefit Dinner for Matt Tooman

We are hosting a benefit dinner in honor of fellow food & beverage colleague, Matt Tooman, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Tooman is well-known throughout the F&B community—he was former bar manager at Muse and currently works as wine consultant for Whole Foods.

In an effort to raise awareness about MS and support Tooman in his fight against the disease, we is putting together a benefit dinner at Opal on Monday, April 15. We are kicking things off with a “Charcuterie Happy Hour,” featuring plates of house-cured meats, artisan cheeses and accouterments. Guests can then choose from a prix fixe menu for dinner, dessert and wine.

When: Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m., Opal Restaurant + Wine Bar

Tickets are $75/person, plus tax and gratuity. Proceeds will benefit Direct-MS, an organization that funds scientific research on MS and the effectiveness of dietary strategies for preventing disease progression. Direct-MS is completely volunteer driven, and 99% of funds raised through donations go directly to research. For more information about this benefit dinner or Opal restaurant, call 843-654-9070 or visit


April 3, 2013