Every year, I’m unable to do it. The timing isn’t right, or generally, life gets in the way. This year, I’m in and I can’t wait! I really enjoy community events in Montreal. Oysterfest was a blast, I’ve been doing a couple cooking lessons in the Marché Saint-Anne, and participating/eating during Burger Week was fun (I had so much salad after). Throughout all the eating, sometimes it’s important to take a step back from the scene. Sometimes, we take advantage that we have meals readily available to us at all times. We can eat when we want and cook what we want. It’s really important to recognize there are those who are not as fortunate as us; who can’t eat when they want, who are happy if they get a bed to sleep on, or even a bowl of soup if they’re lucky. The event “De la rue aux étoiles 2013” is one of the most attended food events of the year, benefiting Dans la Rue, which takes place on Thursday, September 26th, 2013. It’s also important to note this is the 25th anniversary of this event!
Dans la Rue’s goal is to “provide assistance to homeless youth and youth at risk. With dedication, empathy and respect, and with the support of the community, we care for their immediate needs, and help them acquire the skills and resources needed to lead more autonomous and rewarding lives.” How can I say no to an event benefiting such a cause.
The event itself will feature 10 well known Montreal restaurants along with their head chefs who will compete in a friendly culinary competition with the help of some food bloggers. This year the featured food all restaurants will attempt to elevate will be the wonderful hotdog which will be served to the guests at the event. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be cooking along side Nick Hodge of Icehouse. If you’re there, please come say hello! Guests will vote on their favorite gourmet hotdog, and a panel of esteemed judges (Lesley Chesterman, Jean-Philippe Tastet, and Clarah Germain) will also present the VIP Award for the most delectable street food. The participating restaurants include: Beatrice Ristorante, Icehouse, Café Ferreira, Taverne Gaspar, Gros Jambon, Grumman’78, Le Boucan, Le Vieux-Port Steakhouse, and Rib ‘N Reef.
Tickets are $150 ($125 tax return). To order a ticket, please call 514.526.5222. The event will be held at the Montreal Science Centre – Perspective 235° at 2, rue de la Commune Ouest in the Old Port of Montreal. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for photos of the event. Hope to see you there!
Facebook event page: De la rue aux étoiles : Édition 25e anniversaire!