Healing House’s Martinis ’11 Best Martini Tour kicks off Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Eight local restaurants will vie for the title of “Absolut Best Martini” in an effort to help children and their families who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Bonefish Grill, Zea, Blue Dog Café, Charley G’s, Walk-On’s, Jolie’s, Tsunami, and Pamplona will each be a stop on this year’s tour. Every Tuesday beginning June 28 and running through August 16, you can taste test that week’s featured  restaurant’s signature martini and cast your vote for the Best Martini. Visit the Healing House website at healing-house.org/for the Absolut Best Martini Tour Schedule.

The search for the Best Martinis will culminate with Martinis ’11 on Saturday, August 20, 2011 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Hilton Lafayette. Tickets are $75 per person and include an elegant evening of fun, food, silent auction, great sounds of 5th Avenue band, and of course martinis! Tickets for the big event may be purchased  by visiting  www.healing-house.org or by calling the Healing House office at 234-0443.

All proceeds from Martinis ’11 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 that allows the child 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 provided free of charge and run by trained volunteers.

For more information about Martinis ’11 or the services provided by Healing House, please  call (337)234-0443.