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forgottendreamr May 21, 2013 09:09 AM

The event is coming up June 10. Has anyone been? What is it like? It seems expensive...is it worth it?

  1. mitch cumstein May 21, 2013 10:42 AM

    It's for charity. 100% of the proceeds go to the charity. C'mon.

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      forgottendreamr May 21, 2013 10:47 AM

      It's not free to put on an event. If it's not a well run event, wouldn't I be better served donating directly to the charity?

      Also, to clarify, I'm not trying to be hostile. I see charity benefits that fall on both end of the spectrum. Some are not to be missed, and enhance community involvement. Some are just places "to be seen" but if you're there for the organization or the event itself fall a little flat.

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        mitch cumstein May 21, 2013 11:11 AM

        http://ce.strength.org/events/taste-n...

        100% of the ticket sales go to the charity.

        It looks primed to be a "be seen" event, but last years response(from the restaurant side) was that it went really smoothly. Don't know how that translated to the diner, but it usually mirrors the execution side of things. Not too many places donate 100% of tix sales, so that's pretty cool.

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      foreverhungry May 21, 2013 06:17 PM

      Fiancee and I went the last two years. We'll be out of town this year, so can't attend. It's an fantastic event. The food is, overall, excellent. While there were a handfull of misses, the hits more than made up for the few misses.

      Yes, it's expensive. On the other hand, the quality of the food is excellent, the charity is great, and you'll likely never have most of the TC's top chefs all in the same room, all willing to talk with you.

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