The ABSOLUT® Best Martini Tour kicks off Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Eight of the finest local restaurants will vie for the title of “Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini” as a benefit for Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children. Walk- On’s, Charley G’s, Cochon, Blue Dog Café, LaFonda, Bone Fish Grill, Marcello’s Wine Market Café, and Pamplona Tapas Bar will each be a stop on this year’s tour. Every Tuesday beginning July 3 and running through August 21, you can taste test that week’s featured restaurant’s signature martini and cast your vote for 'Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini.'  Visit the Healing House website at for the complete ABSOLUT® Best Martini Tour Schedule, then click the Tini Tuesday button to print your coupon for a FREE signature martini with the purchase of an entree each week!

The search for “Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini” will culminate with Martinis 2012 on Saturday, August 25, 2012 beginning at 7:00 PM at Hilton Lafayette. Enjoy the great sounds of Louisiana Red while tasting fine hors d’oeuveres, bidding on fabulous auction items, and voting for your ABSOLUT favorite martini! Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased by visiting or by calling the Healing House office at 234-0443.

All proceeds from Martinis 2012 will benefit local families in Acadiana that have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children provides grief support groups for children in an atmosphere where they are allowed to express their grief though interactive play, expressive art work and discussion groups with peers experiencing the same trauma. All services provided by Healing House are free of charge and run by trained volunteers.

Martinis 2012 Sponsors:  ABOLUT, Event Rental, FACE Magazine, Townsquare Media, 99.9 KTDY, Moss Motors, Delhomme Funeral Homes, and The Russo Group.

For More information visit our website or call the Healing House at 234-0443