Bar Vasquez, the Argentine restaurant from the Foreman Wolf restaurant group, just opened a couple weeks ago, but the celebrated team behind the new spot is wasting no time diving into the world of charitable fundraising.

An event benefitting YouthWorks, is set for Sunday, November 13, starting at 3 p.m. The late afternoon party will feature hors d’oeuvres and food stations, an open bar and a silent auction, plus live music by Pavel Urkiza & Co. Tickets are $125 per person or $250 for VIP, which includes access to the Mezzanine space, plus a full whiskey bar and dinner.

YouthWorks is Baltimore City’s summer jobs program for youth and young adults aged 14 to 21. It is operated through the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, which coordinates with employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, hospitality, finance, construction, the arts and environmental jobs.

In 2015 and 2016, the program offered five-week summer jobs to over 8,000 youths and young adults.

The restaurant, located the Harbor East space that formerly housed Pazo, opened on October 21. Its kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Mario Cano Catalan, a Foreman Wolf veteran who started his career as a dishwasher at Charleston over 15 years ago, and rose through the company’s ranks. His new menu focuses on the food and wine of Argentina, with dishes ranging from delicate empanadas, which make a great bar snack, to extravagant steaks.

During the party, the kitchen and bar will show off their considerable skill and attendees, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, professional athletes and local business leaders, will have a chance to check out the space, which underwent a renovation prior to Bar Vasquez’s opening. The new look is impressive – dramatic, sophisticated and gorgeous.

For more information about Bar Vasquez’s YouthWorks benefit, and to purchase tickets, click here.

Kit Pollard

Kit Waskom Pollard is a Baltimore Fishbowl contributing writer. She writes Hot Plate every Friday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.