Upcoming Food Charity Events

May 25, 2013 · 1 comment

in Food Media

I’ve got some exciting news! Three! amazing food events are hitting Montreal with a bang in the next couple weeks. Not only will they satisfy your latest food cravings, but will also make you feel good too. As you’ll see, these are food-focused charity events benefiting two causes close to me. Both are going to be a blast, and I couldn’t be happier to help out. Here’s all the info you need.

ICRF Taste of Life

Where: Espace Reunion – 6600 Rue Hutchison, Outremont, QC, H2V 4E1

When: Tuesday, June 18th @ 7:00pm

The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) has been around since 1975, and have always proved to be a HUGE influence in the community regarding raising awareness and funds for cancer research in Israel and Montreal. The Taste for Life event is one of their biggest and in my opinion, the best. Apart from the food, which I’ll get to soon, this year’s event  “honours Miriam Sultan Laine. Diagnosed at age 14 with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), she was one of only a handful of children in North America who shared the same diagnosis. Over the years, innovations in cancer research  – including those that were made possible by ICRF research project grants  – have led to the development of ground-breaking cancer fighting drugs and novel bone  marrow transplant methods that she and countless others have benefitted from. Today, Mrs. Sultan Laine is working toward her degree in social work, and married with a beautiful daughter”. Incredible.

For the entertainment, DJ Tiguru will be gracing his presence with the beats, and MANY local restaurants will be displaying what they do best. Not sure I’ll get a chance to try all of them, but the list includes Cartel, Crudessence, Dolcetto & Co., Inferno, Le Boucan, Les Caprices de Dahlia, Lester’s Deli, Moishe’s, Namos, Ryu Tapas Bar, Satay Brothers, TCBY, and more.

Facebook: ICRF Taste for Life

Table of Hope

Where: L’Arsenal – 2020 Rue William, Montreal, QC, H3J 1R8

When: Monday, May 27th @ 6:30pm

Table of Hope will raise awareness for disadvantaged school-aged children in the community and raise funds for Share the Warmth. As one committee member Lindsay Woods (who also helps run wrgmag.com) explained to me, “The event is fun and accessible too! The idea is, you show up after work with friends and co-workers and get to mingle between tables hosted any of the over 40 participating restaurants! So it’s easy to jump from restaurant to restaurant and try their best dishes! There will be great alcohol and spirit sponsors as well as some amazing deserts (8 different dessert restos that showcase all facets of the sweets we love!).” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Some of the amazing restaurants include the Taverne, L’Orignal, Macaroni Bar, Faberge, Le Boucan, Diablo’s, Miss Pret a Manger, Leche Desserts, Imadake, Gaufrabec, and many many more!

Why is this event close to me? It’s a simple. When I used to work at Italian specialty food store, Cavallaro, the day old bread was always donated to Share the Warmth. At the beginning of every day, it was nice to see the bread being picked up knowing it was going to feed hungry people who are less fortunate. As a food blogger, it’s nice to give back to the other side of the food world that isn’t glorified by tweets or instagram pics. I feel lucky to help in this way.

Tickets are $125 (a portion is tax deductible), and can be purchased at the door or on the phone. More info can be found here. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook from the links below.

Facebook: Table of Hope

Twitter: @TabledeLespoir  #EAT2FEED

Boomerang 2013

Where: Espace Reunion – 6600 Rue Hutchison, Outremont, QC, H2V 4E1

When: Saturday, June 1st @ 7:30pm

Boomerang has been flying under the radar for the last five years, so now it’s time to hear what they’re all about. What started out as a simple backyard barbecue to raise awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF), has evolved into what will be the biggest event they’ve put together so far. With over 300 guests expected to attend at Espace Reunion, Boomerang is promising a fun filled event with live music, a dance show, raffles, silent auctions, and of course the food! I’m looking forward to feasting on some delicious oysters from Mother Shuckers, a Dic Ann’s food truck, milkshakes and onion rings from Chee Burger, Wok Cafe, Krupcakes, and one of Oprah’s favorite new things, David’s Tea (please don’t ask how I know that).

So, why does this matter to me? I have a couple people in my general surroundings where Type-1 diabetes is present in their daily life. The 10-person organization known as Boomerang contains of a few members who also have Type-1 diabetes, or where this disease has affected their lives in some way. As a third party organizer for JDRF, Boomerang takes pleasure in putting together a wonderful fun event to raise awareness and funds for this. I am honored to help spread the word about this event.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. You can contact the Boomerang team by contacting Ali Antolin (aantolin [at] boomerangonline.org). Be sure to follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook from these links:

Facebook: Boomerang 2013

Twitter: @Boomerang_2013  #throwbackboomerang

Instagram: Boomerang_2013


Hope to see you all there!


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Sean Farry May 25, 2013 at 4:12 am

Oilchef will be at the table of hope as a member of the PartNR Connexion Group. One OilChef unit will be awarded as a prize in the exclusive draw for Chefs and Restaurant Owners.


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