Saturday, April 13, 2013

Recap: Chef's for a Cure 2013

          Earlier this week I attended the Susan G. Komen Chefs for a cure event, a tasting event held to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation: an organization dedicated to curing breast cancer. The location was spread over three floors of the residences at the W Hotel and several of the show apartments. This unique set up allowed guests to sample amazing food and have a taste of life at the W and the fabulous views from the penthouse!

          We started on the 20th and 25th floors and sampled several drinks and savory dishes. Some of my favorites included:

Joanne Chang, Myers+Chang: thai ginger chick salad with vermicelli noodles

Michael Zentner, Gaslight Brasserie au Coin: steak tartare

Brian Reyelt, Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar: chilled Duxbury oyster with cucumber gin mingonette

Peppino (Shingara Singh), Da Vinci’s: wild mushroom ravioli with white truffle sage sauce

 Richard Garcia, 606 Congress: Cape Cod clam ceviche with lime and cilantro

Alberto Cabre, Casa B: Columbian shrimp cocktail on plantain chip

Larry Kessel, CTCA: hand-dipped ricotta gnocchi with duet of spring peas, crispy pancetta, black pepper relish

         We finished with desserts in the penthouse; my favorites were the white chocolate french macaroons from Michelle DeSalvo, Johnson & Wales, and Nicole Coady's creative candy bars from Fixx Chocolates.

          I had a great time at this event, and definitely want to check out some of the restaurants I tried!

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