By Amy Mulvihill. Photography by Richard Lippenholz.
What: Zootini, Friday, June 11, 2010.
Animal House: The Guilford home of Eric and Dr. Diane Orlinsky became a wild kingdom for this Maryland Zoo private fundraiser. Guests were encouraged to show their stripes in animal-themed outfits, so they could better blend with the evening’s special guests: two African ravens, a Chinese alligator, a green-winged macaw, and an African black-footed penguin.
Food Network: Some of Baltimore’s swankiest restaurants, including the Ambassador Dining Room and The Prime Rib, provided food for the evening, and Reliable Churchill distributors and Ultimat Vodka created two specialty cocktails dubbed the flamingotini (pink) and rhinotini (blue) for guests to sip. In all, the event raised more than $50,000 for the Zoo and its programs.