LAKE PLACID - The next installment of the I Love Local Eats Cooking Series at the Thomas Shipman Youth Center will have a new feature next week - it will include a benefit for a local business that was recently destroyed by fire.
"It is going to be a very special event as a fundraiser for Cake Placid, one of the Lake Placid businesses that was destroyed during the fire on January 26th," youth center board president Dmitry Feld told the News.
The event will be the second food demonstration of the year for the cooking series.
Louis Iakovidis of Mikonos in Lake Placid will do a 30- to 45-minute cooking demonstration that will be followed by food tasting and a Q&A session from the audience at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the youth center located at 8 Cummins Road, Lake Placid.
"Please join young and talented chef Iakovidis for a fantastic cooking demonstration of Greek and American food and community event to support a local business in distress," Feld said, adding that proceeds of that show will be donated to the Cake Placid.
Cake Placid will also prepare dessert for the cooking event.
Tea and coffee will be provided by Hannaford's. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served at the event.
The cost to attend is $15 per person and no RSVP is required, but space is limited.
The next guest chef will be Eri Cecunjanin of LaBella Restaurante in Saranac Lake, who will visit the youth center on Wednesday, March 13.
For more information on the I Love Local Eats Cooking Series, contact youth center director Jon Fremante by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-523-8786.