The 10th Anniversary of the signature event for the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, “ A Taste for Life” is fast approaching.
This event is without a doubt one of the simplest and most delightful ways to donate to a great cause.
On April 24th, make your reservation at one of 29 participating restaurants. You gather a bunch of friends or family and go out to dinner. The restaurant then donates 25% of the before-tax amount of your bill to the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection. You have a great night, a delicious meal, and help support the women, men and children that are served by this vital organization.
The money that is raised through restaurant participation, sponsorships and diner donations helps support free essential services to those living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV/AIDS. This includes keeping their food bank stocked, providing clients with emergency financial assistance, counseling, support groups and transportation to medical appointments.
You will have a chance to make a personal donation and be entered into a draw to win Downtown Dollars. A full 38% of the total money raised comes from the donor envelopes that night.
David Chapman of David’s Bistro has participated in the event for all 10 years of its existence.
“When first approached to participate in the inaugural event, we wanted to be a part of it but had no idea how popular it would become,” said David. “From 12 restaurants to 29 this year, I guess you could say it certainly is a success. The reason for its popularity is twofold. Number one, as George Bernard Shaw said, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” Number two, there is nothing more rewarding than knowing you have made a difference. I also believe it reflects the kind heartedness and generosity of the restaurant community.”
So… Where will you dine on April 24th?
Amici Italian Ristorante 519-439-8983
Armouries Grille 519-679-6111
Aroma Mediterranean Restaurant 519-435-0616
Auberge du Petit Prince 519-434-7124
Avenue Dining 519-433-2891
Ben Thanh (White Oaks) 519-668-3868
Blackfriars Bistro 519-667-4930
Blu Duby 519-433-1414
The Braywick Bistro 519-645-6524
Che RestoBar 519-601-7999
The Church Key Bistro-Pub 519-936-0960
David’s Bistro 519-667-0535
Dawghouse Pub & Eatery 519-685-0640
Eddington’s of Exeter 519-235-3030
Jewel of India 519-434-9268
JJ’s Bistro 519-474-3868
Kantina Café and Restaurant 519-672-5862
Katana Kafe 519-455-9005
Marienbad Restaurant 519-679-9940
Mein Street Pan Asian Kitchen 519-433-6346
Mykonos Restaurant 519-434-6736
The Only on King 519-936-2064
Thaifoon Restaurant 519-850-1222
Winks Eatery 519-936-5079
Zen Gardens Vegetarian 519-433-6688