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Table of Hope

finefoodie55 Apr 7, 2010 02:12 PM

I don't know if you saw the ad in The Gazette today for Table of Hope Monday May 3rd at the Queen E Hotel ( page 3). It caught my attention so I called the number and found out that this is the reserection of Taste of the Nation. Its been at least 1 year since there was a Taste of the Nation and the reason is the founder sadly died of Cancer in 2009. Her committee got together with Share the Warmth to bring back this great event. All the same great restaurants are there (Club Chasse et Peche, Beaver Club, Buona Notte, Piment Rouge, Mikado, Moishes, Nuances ect ect) coupled with Wine, Beer and the best desserts in town (Delice de Dawn, Gateaux Janice ) All this for $100 with a $65 tax reciept. Just as important as the food is Kim Sherwood's Montreal Gospel Choirs participation..I love those guys.Call for tickets at 514-933-5599

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    Jasper1 RE: finefoodie55 Apr 10, 2010 04:02 PM

    Thank you finefoodie55 for posting! I just bought tickets - great restaurants, good wine, ... and most importantly it's a real foodie event that supports children's charities. Hope to see other chowhounders there!

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      BLM RE: Jasper1 May 4, 2010 10:05 PM

      How did it go Monday night at Table of Hope? Who were some of Montreal media people helping out the different Montreal restaurants(I'm aware of several CTV Montreal people, Lesley Chesterman)? Any interesting dishes offered? Monkland Tavern had Korean fried chicken?

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        finefoodie55 RE: BLM May 5, 2010 06:54 AM

        The event was unbelievable, highlight restos were Chasse et Peche, The Beaver Club (Creme brule fois gras)and Ariel(Serranno Ham) L'orchidee de Chine's(Dumplings) Maestro SVP's Oysters Gateaux Janice's chocolate cake and oooh so many more. What a feast and your $$$ are going to feed hungry kids.Couldn't feel better about an event. See you all there next year

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      lezardo RE: finefoodie55 Apr 15, 2010 02:58 PM

      Great news! I've been to one of the Taste of the Nation events a few years ago and had a blast. It's a great concept and I was wondering what happened to it lately. See you there.

      1. Chocolatine RE: finefoodie55 Apr 17, 2010 06:17 PM

        This seems like a great combo of good food and good cause.
        Is it more like a buffet, or sit-down dinner?
        Can you comment on the dress code (ie is a jacket and tie required for men)?

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          BLM RE: Chocolatine Apr 17, 2010 07:32 PM

          Haven't been, but I know that jacket is not required for men(pretty informal dress code). It's more like a buffet. I've asked before on this board, about the food at this event(when it was still Taste of the Nation). Didn't get much responses. I'm guessing the participating Montreal establishments would play it safe, by serving some of their favourite dishes & nothing too exotic.

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            Chocolatine RE: BLM Apr 17, 2010 09:11 PM

            thx BLM - glad to know it's informal.
            I have yet to try many of the featured restaurants, so I'm looking forward to it!

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              BLM RE: Chocolatine Apr 19, 2010 09:40 AM

              As long as you're not in jeans, you're OK.

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            finefoodie55 RE: Chocolatine Apr 19, 2010 05:18 AM

            Dress is Business Casual and you go from table to table eating your heart out.

          3. souschef RE: finefoodie55 May 5, 2010 02:26 PM

            If moh attended I would love to see her report on it as she is such a great food writer!

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