November has been a busy month for Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and we have so much to be thankful for! After an extremely successful Ultimate Tailgate Party at the end of October, November brought a series of exciting culinary events around town that we were honored to be involved in…
On November 4th, Mike O’Connell of Upper Falls Liquors, also known as the Rooftop Gourmet, hosted the Grilled Cheese Battle at Seapoint Bar and Grill in South Boston. Home cooks, local chefs and cheesemongers competed in the epic battle judged by Lovin’ Spoonfuls founder and executive director Ashley Stanley and long-time ‘Spoonfuls supporter Louis DiBiccari of Storyville and Chef Louie Nights. Even though Wasik’s Cheese Shop’s Brad Wasik came out on top, a great time was had by all and proceeds from the event went directly to Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
On November 12th, Church restaurant in Fenway hosted the Supper Y’all Meat and Three Dinner organized by Toro’s Jason Cheek and Island Creek Oyster Bar’s Jade Taylor and benefiting Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Guests enjoyed live music by local bands Ten Foot Polecats and Naughty Water and sampled a variety Southern comfort foods including cast iron cornbread, BBQ braised beef ribs, and pimento mac and cheese. Fantastic food and funky entertainment proved to be a winning combination at this fun event!
On November 14th, the Farm to Post VIP Event took place at Post 390 restaurant in Back Bay. The event brought together some of Post 390’s local purveyors, farmers and fisherman to celebrate New England’s bounty of fresh produce and seafood. Lovin’ Spoonfuls benefited from the evening’s raffle proceeds, which included gift certificates for Post 390 as well as Patriots and Red Sox tickets.
Finally, on November 21st, The Hawthorne in Kenmore Square celebrated its first anniversary with a cocktail reception and fundraiser for Lovin’ Spoonfuls. The event was a fitting celebration for Thanksgiving Eve as guests came together to share delicious drinks and food in commemoration of The Hawthorne owner Jackson Cannon and his stellar team and in support of the Lovin’ Spoonfuls mission. The Lovin’ Spoonfuls team had a great time raffling off bottles of wine that the Hawthorne team had skillfully disguised, and we are so grateful to The Hawthorne and their extended family at Island Creek Oyster Bar, Eastern Standard and the Hotel Commonwealth for their ongoing support of Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
Many thanks to all of the event organizers and hosts for their gracious hospitality and to our community of supporters who came out to make these events so successful…stay tuned for more info on events coming up in December!