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Chefs Curtis Duffy and Mike Lata cooking for Lucy Daniels Center benefit dinner

Chef Curtis Duffy will be cooking at Oct. 23 benefit dinner for the Lucy Daniels Center.
Chef Curtis Duffy will be cooking at Oct. 23 benefit dinner for the Lucy Daniels Center. Galdones Photography

James Beard award-winning chefs Curtis Duffy of Grace in Chicago and Mike Lata of Fig restaurant in Charleston, S.C. will be cooking at the Oct. 23 benefit dinner for the Lucy Daniels Center.

This event is the center’s annual fundraiser, which combines food and art and features a five-course meal and live auction. It will be 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary. Duffy and Lata will cook alongside The Umstead’s executive chef Steven Devereux Greene and pastry chef Jonathan Fischer.

The event also includes a live auction of one-of-a-kind dining packages featuring some of the Triangle’s top chefs, plus weekend stays in Asheville, Wilmington and Charleston, S.C.

Tickets cost $275 per person; portions of ticket sales are tax deductible. Those can be purchased at lucydanielscenter.org.

The event raise funds for the center, which provides services to children from birth to age 12 who are dealing with mental and emotional health challenges and behavioral issues.

Last year’s event raised more than $100,000 for children’s mental health programs.

UPDATED on 8/31: Raleigh’s Marbles/Imax Theater will show a screening of the documentary, “For Grace,” about the making of Duffy’s restaurant in Chicago. The screening will be 3 p.m. Sept. 25. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the box office. There will be a reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. after the screening.

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