Day 115: Fundraising dinner at the Hotel Arts

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Tonight was the fundraising dinner at the Hotel Arts I was emceeing, so dinner was made for me (and 120 others) by 8 of the city’s best chefs. It was a fantastic evening with spectacular food, and we raised plenty of dineros for the 150 widows and 600 children and youth who are assisted through Ubuntu.


This was the menu, generously donated by each chef and their restaurants:

1st Course – Zuppa di Pesce with halibut, manilla clams and prawns in a spicy tomato broth
Chefs Spencer Wheaton and Steve Smee of Mercato

2nd Course – Fresh Spaetzle Pasta with patty pan squash and grape tomatoes
Chef Peter Swarbrick of Saint Germain

3rd Course – Pan Seared Arctic Char with oven dried roma tomatoes and wilted greens
Chef Xavier Lacaze of Muse

4th Course – Sliced Duck Breast over a house made mushroom ravioli and soya reduction
Chef Duncan Ly of Raw Bar at Hotel Arts

Muscato sorbet
Pastry Chef Karine Moulin of Hotel Arts

5th Course – Slow Braised Beef Ribs with smoked fingerling potatoes
Chef Shaun Desaulniers of Belgo

6th Course – Pavlova with chantilly cream, passion fruit curd and fresh seasonal fruit
Chef Rebekah Pearse of Nectar Desserts

7th Course – Brie de Meau wrapped with house cured Broek Farm’s pork belly, hemp seed biscuit and a wild Alberta bull berry jelly
Chef Scott Pohorelic of River Cafe

Premium loose teas specially imported from Rwanda by Nicole Schon of Tnik Tea

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4 comments on “Day 115: Fundraising dinner at the Hotel Arts

  1. AliDev
    April 25, 2008 at 4:22 am

    I found your blog through a link from another site and I am really enjoying it. I love your daily updates that are actually daily!
    I see that smoked potatoes were served at the dinner and I cannot imagine what smoked potatoes taste like! And how would you smoke potatoes?
    Thanks!

  2. Lana
    April 25, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Oh..Mah..God..
    That sounds so amazing. If you ever need a stand-in emcee for anything like this, let me know. After all, you know I know how to talk…

  3. Debbie
    April 25, 2008 at 6:04 am

    That menu looks fabulous!

    And one of my favourite causes too.

  4. liz
    April 26, 2008 at 11:50 am

    You did a fabulous job emceeing the Ubuntu fundraiser, Julie!

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