From an email:
On March 11th, a 9.0 earthquake triggered a 30-foot tsunami that damaged several nuclear reactors in northeastern Japan, causing the country’s worst crisis since World War II. A local DC Chef’ s Club has joined forces to support and raise money for the urgent need of disaster relief in Japan. Starting Friday March 18, 2011, a series of donations will be auctioned off on eBay by more than 20 local businesses. Earlier this week Chef Kaz Okochi, who was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, reached out to the DC Chef’ s Club for help and the response was overwhelming. Chefs will auction off brunch, dinners, tastings, classes, and even hotel stays on eBay. The auctions will last for one to two weeks and they will continue to accept additional donations. Winning bids will be donated to The American Red Cross.
The first online auction to start the series will be KAZ Sushi Bistro, offering a tasting menu for 2 people including KAZ private brand sake or beer. The bidding will start at $50 here on ebay.