18th Annual Taste of the South End Showcases Boston’s Hottest Restaurant Neighborhood

The Hat Sisters attended the 18th Annual Taste of the South End too.
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The Hat Sisters attended the 18th Annual Taste of the South End too.  Both photo credits: Daniel Bleckley/Boldfacers.com

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence attended the 18th Annual Taste of the South End too.
Both photo credits: Daniel Bleckley/Boldfacers.com

2013 Event Includes Samplings from over 40 Celebrated South End Chefs

BOSTON, Massachusetts—AIDS Action Committee announces that the 18th annual Taste of the South End will take place Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Attendees will enjoy small plate culinary creations from at least 40 of the South End’s most vibrant restaurants. The popular event will also feature live cooking demonstrations, a silent auction and raffle, extensive wine tasting and beer sampling. Taste of the South End takes place from 7 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.

“At Taste of the South End, the food is fantastic. Guests can meet and ask questions of some of Boston’s best known chefs. And best of all, you’ll be raising money for an excellent cause,” said Rebecca Haag, president and CEO of AIDS Action. “This evening out supports the critical work AIDS Action does in combating the AIDS epidemic by eliminating new infections, improving the health of those already infected, and attacking the root cause of HIV/AIDS. Our work has contributed to the state’s reduction of new HIV diagnoses by 53 percent since 1999, which will save Massachusetts more than $2 billion in health care costs related to treating HIV.”

“Each year, Taste of the South End draws its support from food and wine lovers throughout Greater Boston,” said Evan Deluty, salmon_smchef/owner of Stella. “Together through this annual fundraising event, we can help AIDS Action in the fight against HIV/AIDS so that everyone in our community can live longer, healthier lives.”

This year’s presenting sponsor is Steward Health Care. Our principal sponsors are Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Macy’s. Other sponsors include Eastern Bank, AEW, Eaton Vance Investment Managers, Whole Foods Market, Whitney Towers, Commerce Bank, Martignetti Companies, Samuel Adams, Clarke, and Sysco. A partial list of 2013 participating restaurants include: Cinquecento, Metropolis Café, Aquitaine Bar a vin Bistrot, Gaslight Brasserie du Coin, Union Bar and Grille, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Stir, Hamersley’s Bistro, Flour Bakery + Café, Myers + Chang, Orinoco, Mistral, The Gallows, The Beehive, DaVinci Ristorante, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Masa, Stephi’s on Tremont, Summer Shack, Tremont 647 & Sister Sorel, Coppa, Toro, Picco, Turner Fisheries, Addis Red Sea, 28 Degrees, Mela, Petit Robert Bistro, Pigalle, Sibling Rivalry, Darryl’s Corner Bar, Formaggio Kitchen South End, The Gallows, and Haley House Café.

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 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.

[From a News Release]