[Event] Cuisine & Cuvée for Providence Foundation 2016 Recap

Event: Cuisine & Cuvée for Providence Foundation 2016 
Address: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
When: June 23rd, 2016

Cuisine & Cuvée by Providence Healthcare
Cuisine & Cuvée by Providence Healthcare

About Cuisine & Cuvée for Providence Foundation: 

The 16th annual Cuisine & Cuvée was hosted this year at the gorgeous Evergreen Brick Works to raise money to support the important work of Providence Healthcare, a leader in providing rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs in the GTA.

The event ran until midnight with 30 different stations of gourmet food and beverage stations. There was also a band singing old school R&B, and a DJ turned the event to a fun dance party later in the evening! Throughout the night, there was a silent auction and this year the fundraiser was able to raise $200,000 (net) toward creating a better care experience for Providence Healthcare patients.

Hors d'oeuvre
Hors d’oeuvre

Below are my picture recap of the event accompanied with quick reviews. Note that this isn’t the full list of all the yummy bites that both Devon (foodsoftoronto) and I had that night. After a few glasses of alcohol, we somewhat forgot to take pictures.. hahaha.

Veal sweetbread with Leek, mint & pea puree from Jewell Catering
Veal sweetbread with Leek, mint & pea puree from Jewell Catering

The texture of the sweetbread was dry and mushy at the same time. I also thought it was quite strange to pair the sweetbread with a sweet pea puree, perhaps a more savory sauce would have been a better choice.

Grilled cheese from Gourmade Thyme
Grilled cheese from Gourmade Thyme

I was never a fan of grilled cheese until I had this creation by Gourmade Thyme catering! The cheese was slightly melted and the honey sage butter created quite a sweet crunchy bites, then a tomato sauce was served to balance out the dish.

Gourmet ribs from Jawny Bakers Restaurant
Gourmet ribs from Jawny Bakers Restaurant

The ribs from Jawny Bakers Restaurant were fall off the bone tender-goodness!

Gnocchi Fritti ( N'duja sauce, stracciatella & oregano) from Pizza Libretto
Gnocchi Fritti (N’duja sauce, stracciatella & oregano) from Pizza Libretto

I believe these gnocchi had ricotta fillings and I loved the light breading on them. The n’duja sauce was quite bland but the stracciatella was rich and luscious, yet still provided a freshness to the dish.

Poached seafood & endive salad from Taverna
Poached seafood & endive salad from Taverna

Perfectly poached seafood but it was quite spicy, and there wasn’t any other ingredients to offset the bitterness of the endives either.

Oyster from the shore club
Oyster from the shore club

How can you say no to oysters! Luckily I arrived quite early to get a few oysters as I noticed this vendor was one of the first to be sold out.

Spicy Vegetarian Hand Roll Soy Wrap (avocado, cucumber, tem-bits, dynamite sauce with soy paper) from Edo Sushi
Spicy Vegetarian Hand Roll Soy Wrap (avocado, cucumber, tem-bits, dynamite sauce with soy paper) from Edo Sushi

Though the rolls were described as spicy, I found it to be bland and not spicy at all.. I wish I could have gotten the other rolls such as salmon or tuna maki, but by the time I lined up only the vegetarian roll was left :(.

Chicken sisig fries from Casa Manila
Chicken sisig fries from Casa Manila

I love Casa Manila so the moment I heard they were going to be at the event, I knew I was in for a treat! The chicken sisig was flavorful and the fries immersed in all of that delicious sisig “juice” without getting soggy!

Cassava Cake from Casa Manila
Cassava Cake from Casa Manila

The cake had a soft and spongy texture, flavored with coconut and condensed milk (I think) and then topped with a creamy custard – I somehow resisted myself to have just one of these..

Coffee Milk Shot from Kake Kreations
Chocolate cookies & Chocolate milk shot from Kake Kreations

Can’t you tell how adorable these milk shots were!? They weren’t too sweet and I loved the accompanied gooey-soft cookie.

London Fog Latte with lavender from the pop stand
London Fog Latte with lavender from the pop stand

I have seen the Pop Stand  throughout food fairs in Toronto but this was my first time trying their popsicles, and I’m in love! The London Fog had a strong earl grey tea flavor with a hint of lavender that was not artificial.

Beer from Steam Whistler
Beer from Steam Whistler

Throughout the years, Cuisine & Cuvée have earned the reputation of being one of Toronto’s best culinary parties, and I have to say, they lived up to that expectation! The event date for 2017 is now set for June 15 and this is definitely an event I wouldn’t want to miss! Let me know if you are coming as I can’t wait for next year.

Disclaimer: While the admission ticket & food were provided by Cuisine and Cuvee, I am not obliged to publish a review on the business. All opinions/thoughts are my own. For more information about my review policy, please click here



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