Street of Eames has kicked off it's fund raising this year with a private dinner at the John and Karen Hoke residence. Their ongoing fundraising plan, as the Street of Eames wrapped up their final tour this year, is to raise funds through private dinners at architecturally important homes as well as lectures.
The Hoke's home was designed by award winning architect, Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture among whose designs include the Departure Lounge and Restaurant and the Doug Fir.
Dinner will be multi-course and wine paired courtesy of Naomi Pomeroy of Beast restaurant. Naomi is a 2010 finalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Northwest and is featured in "O, The Oprah Magazine" in the April 20 2010 issue. The restaurant describes itself as "frank in our appreciation of meat", and Naomi caused a bit of a stir with an advertisement that featured her cradling an expired pig. It was a beautiful picture that was not appreciated by all.
Just a few tickets were left as of yesterday, with tickets costing $450 per person, with most of the ticket price tax deductible.
A more affordable evening an June 2nd at Rejuvenation features architect Saul Zaik at 6:00.