On Tuesday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m., Jardin will host a Celebrity Bartender event to benefit Tracey Benson’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year campaign. The event, packed with delicious hors d’ouerves and libations, will feature a number of local celebrities behind the bar having a blast for charity.

Benson, a well-known photographer in the community, says she has a special passion for the work of the organization because her aunt has been battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for the past ten years. “Thankfully, my aunt is now in remission but receiving the dreaded call that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is devastating.” Benson hopes no family will receive such a call.

Jardin will donate two hours of passed hors d’ouerves between 6-8 p.m. and offer Happy Hour drink pricing. Celebrity Bartenders will include: Alexia “Lexi” Savage, United Way; Aaron Wormus, A Guy on Clematis; Heather Stohlman, The Law Offices of Heather Stohlma, P.A.; and Andres Fernandez, and Andrew Wieseneck, both with Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.. All tips for bartenders will go to Benson’s campaign along with 10 percent of the meal cost of anyone who stays to dine.

Benson says she is confident her aunt would not be in remission today without medical advances made possible by research funded by organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Benson hopes to see a cure for the disease within her lifetime. “This campaign is my opportunity to contribute to this vision, and I hope you will join me.”

The cost to attend the Celebrity Bartender Event is $20 in advance; $25 at the door per person. Donations to Benson’s campaign may be made via her fundraising page from March 9 to 19 available at mwoy.org/pages/pb/pbc17/tbenson. Donations are tax deductible.

“Every dollar raised counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year!” says Benson.

The trendy Clematis Street restaurant hosting the event takes its name from “garden” in French, Italian and Spanish. The staff of Jardin loves pampering local and visiting foodies in search of a melting pot of flavors.

Located at 33 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, the 3,300 square foot space offers seating for more than 150 along with two distinct outdoor areas, including a covered front patio and a landscaped courtyard with fountain in back. The restaurant features Happy Hour from 4 – 7 p.m.  (6 p.m. on Saturdays) featuring craft cocktails meticulously designed to change with the seasons with freshly squeezed juices, house-made bitters and jams. Dinner is served TuesdaySaturday from 5 – 10 p.m. The restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday.

Although walk-ins are welcome, OpenTable offers scheduling via jardinrestaurant.com while reservations for more than eight guests as well as private events and parties are best made over the phone:561.440.5273. Convenient parking is available street side and in nearby city lots and garages. Follow social media channels @JardinRestaurantwpb.