Eat to aid Japan at Chef Allen’s, Mandarin Oriental

An international culinary effort to raise money for Japanese disaster relief chaired by South Florida’s own Allen Susser holds its second event Tuesday at his Chef Allen’s, 19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. with sushi, sashimi and sake, followed by a four-course dinner. Joining Susser will be Food Network star and celebrity MC Ingrid Hoffmann and chefs Thomas Buckley (Nobu), Andre Bienvenu (Joe’s Stone Crab), Gabriel Fenton (Bourbon Steak), Douglas Rodriguez (D Rodriguez) and Abe Ng (Sushi Maki).Tickets, which include sake and wine donated by Southern Wine and Spirits, are $150; 305-935-2900,, The Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, plans to give the Japanese Red Cross disaster-relief fund 20 percent of the proceeds from Sunday’s Oasis Beach Club season opener. The noon-6 p.m. “Sizzlin’ Sundaze” party will feature badminton and paddleball setups, beach hammocks, $8 cocktails and beers and the club’s menu of burgers, hot dogs, sushi and salads. There’s no cover charge, but parking is $11; 305-913-8358.