2005_01_food_tsunami.jpgEveryone we know is doing something, however small, in response to the devastating disaster, but some are doing what they do best: cook and eat. We've heard of a few food events to benefit the tsunami relief effort, but please let us know if you've heard of any others.

- On January 11th, five chefs specializing in Asian Cuisine will be holding a five course dinner at Sapa, 43 West 24th Street. Sapa's chef Patricia Yeo, Floyd Cardoz of Tabla, Anita Lo of Annisa, Jehangir Mehta of Aix, and others will be donating proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. The dinner will cost $125 per person and begins with cocktails at 7pm. For reservations, call Sapa at 212-929-1800. [via The Food Section]

- Fleur de Sel will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from a special dinner on January 16th directly to the U.S. fund for UNICEF. Chef Cyril Renaud, whose food dazzled us at Harvest on the Square, will prepare a four-course tasting menu with sittings at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for $150 per person. Fleur de Sel, 5 E. 20th St., between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 460-9100. Call for reservations.

- On January 10th, Highline restaurant and the Thai USA Association are hosting a Thai tsunami relief fund benefit dinner. The Thai buffet dinner will be served from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and guests are required to make a $50 minimum tax-deductible contribution, payable by check, to the Thai USA Association at the event. 100% of the profits will be donated. Highline, 835 Washington St., at Little West 12th Street; (212) 243-3339. [via The New York Post]

- BR Guest restaurants, which include spots such as Dos Caminos, Ruby Foo's, Blue Water Grill and Fiamma, will be donating 20% of its net sales starting with brunch on Sunday January 9th and ending at dinner on Tuesday January 11th.

Additionally, Juliette Rossant of Superchefblog has a great post on how foodies can help, and Ask Gothamist lists service agencies that are accepting donations.

Photo credit: AP