Many of us show support for breast cancer research in October by sporting ‘think pink’ tees, taking part in a local fundraising walk, or purchasing some special edition beauty products. But what about supporting the cause by eating and drinking?
|Chef Kaori Hisada from BerBer Lounge|
|Tracy Wing and Kristen Allin from George with their squash cheesecake|
Sixty of Canada’s top female chefs were on hand to serve up sweet and savory gastronomical delights to help raise funds for the non-profit’s free programs and services for the 23,600 women coping with breast cancer each year. Some of our Toronto favourites such as Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, Crêpes à GoGo, MoRoCo Chocolat and The Sultan’s Tent were part of the chef line-up that kept us well fed all night, along with a dozen wineries from Niagara and Prince Edward Country offering the perfect pairings to their creations.
|Chef Véronique from Crepes a Go Go|
|Chili pepper Macarons with smoke chocolate pumpkin ganache and fig from MoRoCo Chocolat|
|Florianne Yeung and Joanna Chrystal of the Corset Committee|
After everyone had their share of sandwiches, crepes, crostini, kabobs, soups, macaroons and tarts, guests tried their luck at silent auction items, raffles and an all-inclusive trip to the Dominican Republic. Adding some flare to the night were the corset models wearing food-inspired corsets created by Canadian designers, some of who have been affected by breast cancer.
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