NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Sunday, October 23, Mister Mao’s Chef/Owner Sophina Uong will once again open her doors for a charitable dinner. Uong and other local Chefs will team up for a Sunday Supper to benefit Fill the Needs, a NOLA-based non-profit organization dedicated to assessing, evaluating and implementing a coordinated network of resources following a disaster. Currently, Fill the Needs is working diligently to help victims of Hurricane Ian.

That evening, guests can help those who’ve been hit hard by Ian, while enjoying a five-course dinner featuring creative dishes prepared by talented chef from Piece of MeatkinPalm & Pine, and Plume Algiers. Priced at $85.00 per person (excluding alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity), two seatings are available promptly at 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Twenty-five percent of ticket sales will go directly to Fill the Needs.

Menu follows:

First Course

LeeHam Musubi
SPAM ya heard?chorizo, Spanish rice, nori, red mole 

Leighann Smith & Stephen Reyes, Piece of Meat Butcher

Second Course

Mulai Kattiya Taniyam

Sprouted mung beans, green chili, ginger, cilantro, mustard oil 

Tyler Stuart & Merritt Coscia, Plume

Third Course
Noodle Brain

Chicken Fried Pork Brains, udon noodles, mustard cream sauce

Matthew Engle & Hieu Than, kinland 

Fourth Course
Hot Gulf Shrimp + Hominy

Fall succotash, chocolate reaper chintextle, sour corn chow chow 

Amarys Koenig Herndon & Jordan Herndon, Palm & Pine

Fifth Course

Devil’s Food
Chocolate, pomegranate, guntar chile, mischievous nuts

Heather Pickett + Jonathan Klaskala, Mister Mao

Tickets to the Hurricane Ian Relief charitable dinner on Sunday, October 23, are limited (60 seats available per seating) and are available on RESY. Mister Mao is located at 4501 Tchoupitoulas in New Orleans (entrance on Jena Street) and hours of operation: Monday 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. brunch and Sunday dinner 5-9 p.m. For further information please visit www.mistermaonola.com. Stay up to date on Instagram: @mistermaonola.