2015 Event Includes Samplings from more than 40 Celebrated Chefs in Boston’s Hottest Culinary Destination; Gordon Hamersley to receive Heroes In Action award
BOSTON, Mass.—AIDS Action Committee announces today that the 20th annual Taste of the South End will take place Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Attendees will enjoy small plate culinary creations from 45 of the neighborhood’s finest restaurants. The popular event will also feature live cooking demonstrations, extensive wine tastings, beer sampling, a silent auction, and a raffle. Taste of the South End takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama at 539 Tremont Street in Boston. Tickets are $100; VIP admission is $150. Proceeds benefit AIDS Action.
“Over the course of 20 years Taste of the South End has become one of the most anticipated events in Boston’s culinary scene,” said Carl Sciortino, executive director of AIDS Action. “Top-notch chefs, elegant wines, a festive atmosphere, and supporting the fight against HIV is a recipe for a delicious night out in the South End. Best of all, proceeds from the event support our work, which has contributed to the Commonwealth’s status as a national leader in improving the health outcomes of those living with HIV.” [pullquote]“Top-notch chefs, elegant wines, a festive atmosphere, and supporting the fight against HIV is a recipe for a delicious night out in the South End. Best of all, proceeds from the event support our work, which has contributed to the Commonwealth’s status as a national leader in improving the health outcomes of those living with HIV.”—AIDS Action ED[/pullquote]
“The Taste of the South End is Boston’s premier food and wine event in our neighborhood and it brings together all of the South End chefs for the AIDS Action Committee,” says chef Gordon Hamersley, the founder of Hamersley’s Bistro, which he sold last October. “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.”
At this year’s event, Hamersley, a longtime supporter of AIDS Action Committee and participant in Taste of the South End, will receive the Heroes in Action award from AIDS Action Committee. The Heroes in Action award is given to individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts.
A partial list of 2015 participating restaurants includes: Addis Red Sea, Aquitaine bar á Vin Bistrot, B&G Oysters, Back Bay Harry’s, Barcelona Wine Bar, Boston Chops, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, Da Vinci Ristorante, DAVIDsTEA, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, El Centro, Elephant Walk, Estelle’s, Five Horses Tavern, Flour Bakery + Café, Formaggio Kitchen South End, Franklin Café, Gaslight Brasserie, Haley House Bakery Café, Kitchen, Masa, Mela, Metropolis Café, Mistral, Myers + Chang, Orinoco, Petit Robert Bistro, Picco, Sister Sorel & Tremont 647, South End Buttery, Stella Restaurant, Stephi’s on Tremont, Sweet Cheeks Q, The Beehive, The Butcher Shop, The Gallows, The Upper Crust Pizzeria, Trophy Room, Wink & Nod, Black Bird Doughnuts.
The Host Committee for the Taste of the South End includes Diedre Barry, Tom & Cheryl Beaudoin, Michael Burns, Joanne Chang, Luke Cogswell, Harry Collings, Karen DeTemple, David Dicicco, Tiffani Faison, David Gagne & Devan Dewey, Scott Galinsky & Ruben Loza, Jr., Marc Hall, Sarah Hanson, Scott Hultman, John Koss, Michael MacDonald, Kenneth Mayers, Jason McCoy, Jay Philomena, Chris Primiano & Dan Menendez, Michael Robert & John Meyer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez & Matt Martin, Amber Salotto, Michael Tilley & Peter Griglik, Shagha Tousi, Jasper White, Noah Wilson-Rich, and Michael Wong, MD.
This year’s presenting sponsor is Groupon. Principal sponsors are Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Macy’s. Major sponsors include Eastern Bank, Nordstrom, Pfizer, State Street Corporation, TJX Companies, and Walgreens. Sam Adams is the official beer sponsor. Official wine and champagne sponsors include Martignetti Companies, The Hess Collection, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Trinchero Family Estates, Treasury Wine Estates, Vineyard Brands, Lamarca Proseco, and William Hill Estate Winery.
About AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
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 eight 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.
[From a News Release]