Eat to the Beat 2016 – 60 female chefs, 1 important cause

The 21st annual culinary fundraiser Eat to the Beat returns to Roy Thomson Hall November 1, 2016, in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

Sisters Lisa and Abby Slater started Eat to the Beat back in 1995,and have since raised more than $3.9 million. Funds raised at Eat to the Beat will support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – a national community-driven charity. As the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada, CBCF’s vision is to create a future without breast cancer. Since its inception in 1986, the Foundation has invested over $360 million in breast cancer research, funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants. CBCF’s investments in vital research, education, health promotion, support and information programs have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

This is your chance to not just help eradicate the disease, but for one night only, see 60 top female chefs under one roof.

With 60 food stations including sweet and savoury selections, you won’t be going home hungry. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will also be on hand.

Participating chefs this year include:

·         Vanessa Baudanza and Isabelle Loiacono, The Rolling Pin
·         Donna Dooher and Michael Leary, Mildred's Temple Kitchen
·         Kyla Eaglesham, Madeleines
·         Rossy Earle, SupiCucu
·         Alison Ferland, Byblos
·         Mali Fernandez, Xola Mexican Food
·         Trish Gill, The Emmet Ray
·         Andrea Poirier, Inn on the Twenty
·         Trista Sheen, Bar Begonia
·         Alida Solomon, Tutti Matti
·         Elaine Wong, The Omni King Edward Hotel
·         Winlai Wong, The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto

Select menu items featured at this year’s Eat to the Beat include:

·         Adobo pulled pork steam buns with daikon pickle by Alexandra Feswick, The Drake Hotel 
·         Macaron in a variety of flavours, homemade chocolates, and langues de chat by Bonnie Gordon, Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts 
·         Mini pork and ricotta meatballs with a tomato cream sauce by Tara Lee, Bar Hop 
·         Tuna tartar wonton tacos with pea shoots, chili rice vinegar and scallion by Joan Monfaredi, Park Hyatt Hotel
·         "Mee kra ti" – stir fried rice vermicelli with coconut milk and tofu by Regular Nuit, Pai Northern Thai KitchenSabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar, and Sukhothai Restaurant
·         House-cured duck pastrami with celery root salad, hazelnut purée and vincotto by Caroline Reid, Scaramouche
·         Polenta crisp with smoked trout, chèvre, wild spinach and walnut pesto by Meghan Van Horne, Public Schoolhouse @ Jackson’s Falls
·         Edamame falafels with a cultured vegetable slaw on whole wheat tortilla cups, and vegetarian BLT with coconut bacon, roasted tomatoes and a spicy avocado purée on whole grain baguette by Jeanne Da Silva, George Brown College Chef School.

In addition to food and drink, one-of-a-kind corsets, inspired by food and created and modeled by breast cancer survivors, have become an integral part of the evening’s festivities.

"Just like Lisa and Abby, we’re inspired by the strength of breast cancer survivors and those who are affected by this disease," says Karen Malone, VP, Research & Programs, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,"Thanks to fundraising events like Eat to the Beat, we can continue to offer emotional support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer."

Eat to the Beat is an event not-to-be-missed - one that will change lives, and one you won’t soon forget, so get your tickets now.

Date:            Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time:            7–10 pm
Venue:          Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. (St. Andrew subway station) 
Tickets:         $189 (a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount) Tickets include savoury and sweet dishes at 60 stations along with wine, beer and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
Dress:           Smart casual

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