Taste of the South End: Tastier Than Ever; Features Record Number of Restaurants and New Culinary/Entertainment Silent Auction
On Tue., March 13, 6:30- 9 p.m., AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (AAC) and a record number of more than 40 revered restaurants in The South End will deliver Taste of the South End, an evening of tasting original creations on one night under one roof. Proceeds from this 12th annual event will benefit AIDS Action Committee.
“HIV/AIDS is still a health priority here in the U.S., including in Boston, so producing an event with the South End’s world-class chefs that helps us raise funds to continue our mission to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected is critical,” said Rebecca Haag, Executive Director, AIDS Action Committee.
The event will be held at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama at 539 Tremont Street in Boston. [General Admission is $95; VIP Admission is $200, which includes a new pre-event private Chefs’ Reception and private Post-Event Party. Visit www.aac.org/taste or call (617) 450-1526]. Also for the first time, Taste of The South End will feature a culinary-and entertainment-focused exclusive Silent Auction, including signature, eclectic delights celebrating food, wine and fun.
A sample of culinary and entertainment silent auction items are available here.
“The Taste of the South End is THE premier food event in our neighborhood and it brings together all of the South End chefs for the AIDS Action Committee. It is a fine way to both raise money for a wonderful organization that does vital work in our community and also have fun saying hello to friends, neighbors and colleagues. I would not miss this event for the world,” said participating chef Gordon Hamersley.
This year’s sponsors are Martignetti, Samuel Adams, Wainwright and Whole Foods Market.A partial list of 2007 participating restaurants include: 209 Boston, 33 Restaurant & Lounge, Addis Red Sea, Aquitaine Bar à Vin Bistrot, Avila, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Columbus Café, Finale, Flash's Cocktails, Flour Bakery + Café, Franklin Café, Hamersley's Bistro, Icarus, Laurel, Masa, Mela, Metropolis Café, Mistral, Pho Republic, PICCO, Red Fez, Rocca, South End Buttery, South End Formaggio, Stella, Stix, Toro, Tremont 647, Union Bar and Grill and Whole Foods Market.
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is the state’s leading provider of prevention and wellness services for people vulnerable to HIV infection. It provides services to one in six people in Massachusetts living with an HIV diagnosis. These services include HIV counseling and testing; needle exchange; mental health counseling; housing assistance; and legal services. AIDS Action works to prevent new HIV infections, support those affected by HIV, and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS by educating the public and health professionals about HIV prevention and care; and advocating for fair and effective HIV/AIDS policy at the city, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is New England’s first and largest AIDS service organization. Learn more at www.aac.org.