While on Her Majesty’s secret service, James Bond always managed to indulge his passions for games of chance, a well-made drink and gourmet food. All of them will be part of the Casino Royale Fundraiser for The Saline Fiddlers on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Tri-County Sportsmen’s League, 8640 Moon Road, Saline.
Starting at 7 p.m., professionals will be dealing baccarat, blackjack and Texas hold ‘em, spinning the roulette wheel and manning the craps table. Novice players will get expert instruction and all the gambling is with fun money you buy, with the proceeds benefiting the Fiddlers.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will include skewered Mediterranean-style shrimp, pastrami- style smoked salmon and crudité all from Manchester-based caterer The Moveable Feast, which is headed by award-winning Chef Dan Huntsbarger.
There will be a cash bar and the bartenders at Tri-County will be mixing the Carte Blanche, a cocktail created by London’s Savoy Hotel – a favorite haunt of Bond creator Ian Fleming – in honor of Agent 007.
Guests can also bid on a Bond-themed collection of distilled spirits during the silent auction, including all the ingredients for the renowned “Vesper” martini from the Bond book and film Casino Royale. Those who prefer to imbibe something lighter can bid on the Salt Springs Brewery gift basket, which includes a mug club membership. Other silent auction items will be announced closer to the event.
Discounted advance tickets to the event and fun money are available at Eventbrite. Tickets and fun money can also be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the evening benefit the non-profit Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. Click here for more information.