Pompano party with Men's Fashion and Gourmet Food

J. Hillburn made-to-measure menswear.

Rare are fashion events for men.

Even rarer are style events that mashup fashionistas with foodies.

But that is exactly what is happening at "Sip, Savor and Style" - a fundraiser featuring style from made-to-measure brand J. Hilburn and lite-bite samples from artisanal kitchen/shop The Heart of the Gourmet.

The spring/summer lookbook launch party is from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 and is free and open to the public (although you should RSVP by emailing leeza.hanson@jhilburnpartner.com).


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The party takes place at The Heart of the Gourmet, 816 North Federal Highway in Pompano Beach.

"I just went in there one day shopping and he [Kevin Roth, owner] and I started talking," explains Leeza Hanson, style consultant for J. Hilburn in South Florida. "And I told him I envisioned and event where men came in here and were looking at my samples and sampling his food."

A portion of sales from a presentation by Wines for Humanity will be donated to The Pantry of Broward.

"We do a lot of fundraising events and we do a lot of tasting events," said Kevin Roth, founder of The Heart of the Gourmet. "I'm always open to all kinds of ideas and [J. Hilburn] does beautiful work...it's artistic."

Roth opened The Heart of the Gourmet in 2012, originally calling The Heart of the Olive. He is also a concert dulcimer player (Smithsonian Folkways label) and the author of children's books ("Tales of Wabby").

Launched in 2007, the Dallas-based J. Hilburn is a custom direct-to-customer company where style consultants visit men in their offices and homes to get measurements and show them swaths of fabric and help them select options.

For more information, go to LeezaHanson.JHilburn.com or TheHeartOfTheGourmet.com.