Toronto chefs and Ontario wineries join forces for Japan earthquake relief dinner
In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, a number of Toronto chefs and Ontario wine producers will be joining forces in a fundraiser on Sunday, March 27th, organized by Nobuyo Stadtländer, the business partner and wife of Michael Stadtländer.
The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvre, followed by a five-course sit-down meal catered by Paul Boehmer (Böhmer), Adam Colquhoun (Oyster Boy), John Higgins (George Brown Chef School), Daisuke Izutsu (Kaiseki Sakura), Jamie Kennedy (Gilead), Chris McDonald (Cava), Anthony Rose (The Drake Hotel), Michael Stadtländer (Eigensinn Farm and Haisai), Anthony Walsh (Canoe) and Hiro Yoshida (Hiro Sushi). Generous donations from a number of wineries (including Tawse, Southbrook and 13th Street) and breweries (Creemore and Sapporo) will supply the tipple, in addition to prizes at the silent auction. Boehmer has donated his space for the ticketed event, and all of the money raised will go to earthquake and sunami relief.
McDonald told us that Nobuyo Stadtländer had called to ask if he would participate in the cause. “It’s the least I can do,” McDonald says. “Everyone is donating to this. With a hundred seats and more from the auction, that’s a substantial amount to be raised. It’s a small effort on my part, but in the end, it’s shared with those who are donating their money to the event; this generosity collectively becomes a lot. I’m hoping that the Canadian the government might match this.”
Support for Japan, March 27. Cocktails at 5 p.m.; Dinner at 6:30 p.m. $250. Böhmer Restaurant, 93 Ossington Ave. For reservations, call Milana at 416-531-3800.