[Event] Cuisine and Cuvée for Providence Healthcare 2016

Website: https://www.providence.on.ca/foundation/events/cuisine-cuvee
Social Media: #cuisineandcuvee, @MyProvidenceTO (Twitter and Instagram)
Address: Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
When I attended: June 23rd, 2016, 7pm to 11pm

Aside from food blogging, my profession is in the healthcare industry, so I was excited to be invited to a culinary event that supported the work of Providence Healthcare.

About Providence Healthcare: 

“Since 1987, Providence Healthcare Foundation has been working with our generous donors and the community-at-large to raise essential funds for Providence Healthcare — a leader in providing rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs in Toronto.” (Source: www.providence.on.ca/)

Evergreen Brickworks

Evergreen Brickworks

Surprisingly, it was my first time going to Evergreen Brick Works and I was impressed by the beautiful space. The industrial building had a large outdoor patio, beautiful graffiti artwork on the walls, and lights hanging on the ceiling. It would make the perfect spot for a wedding reception!

Outdoor space

Outdoor space

Having been to many charity and food festivals, there were many things that made this event stand out. The event ran until 11:00 pm and had outstanding live entertainment. There was a band was singing old school R & B which is totally my jam, and a DJ came to turn the event to a fun dance party later in the evening.

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They had a great selection of alcoholic beverages with a dedicated bar serving a large selection of wines. There were also booths selling beer, wine, cocktails with hard liquor. They also had a beauty bar where attendees could get their hair and make up done. I did not discover the beauty bar until closer to the end of the evening, but made time for a beautiful updo.

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There were 30 gourmet food and beverage stations serving delicious eats presented beautifully (full list of vendors on the Providence website). Good thing I arrived right when the event started to taste all the dishes before the line ups started. I even had a chance to meet Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra to chat about his upcoming restaurant opening, and tips in the kitchen.

Some stand out dishes I had during the #cuisineandcuvee event:

  • Taverna Mercatto-Grilled cheese sandwich

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  • Pizza Libretto-Deep fried gnocchi

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  • Jawny Bakers– Tender ribs

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  • Casa Manila-Chicken sisig

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  • Holy Canolli Shells and Cream-Canolli

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As part of the fundraiser, they had a silent auction and also sold raffle tickets with top notch prizes such as a backyard oasis package.

I also had amazing company to spend the evening with and every moment was a blast. I was excited that the Mary’s Happy Belly team was together.

My blog contributors and I

With my blog contributors, Waleed and Liz #maryshappybelly

Liz and I

Liz and I

Thank you so much to Providence Healthcare for the invitation. It was a top notch event!

Providence

*Disclosure: The admission ticket was complimentary but the opinions in the post are entirely my own.

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