A Date With A Plate

is a two-day event that celebrates exquisite table décor as interpreted and presented by professional event planners, florists, interior decorators and caterers, as well as individuals sharing their aesthetic passion through their personal collections or inspired entertaining style.  The event features an evening Patrons’ Party and the next day’s “Second Helping” which includes fun and informative lectures. Both events feature either live and silent auction items or raffle opportunities. Funds are generated through admission/ticket sales, Ad Book solicitations and from proceeds of auction/raffle items. Learn more about us…

Time & Place

To be held on May 2 – 3, 2017 at Moulin at Sherman Mills.


Invitations to our 2017 event will be mailed in March 2017. Sponsorship and advertising details will be available late Fall 2016.


Monies raised from this event will be directed towards Project A.L.S. and the Kleiner Family Research Initiative which will focus intensively on two areas of therapeutic promise for ALS patients.  Hoping to lead to human trials, the first area of focus will be an aggressive, in-depth study of KENPAULLONE, a compound that has recently interested scientists for its ability to protect motor neurons, the very brain cells targeted for destruction in ALS.  The other area of immediate focus will be uncovering the specifies of endogenous retroviruses and their possible involvement in the disease and subsequent therapeutic strategies.  Project A.L.S. scientists collaborate and share data openly toward finding the first effective therapies.

Collectors’ & Entertainers’ Series

Always a special part of our event, invited private collectors and entertaining enthusiasts display their own unique interpretation of “A Date with a Plate”.

Presenters* who will be joining us in 2017 …

Neiman Marcus

Uncommon Events

Jerry Rose Floral + Event Design

Robertson’s Flowers & Events

JAB Design Group

The Art of the Affair

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