A Taste For Life 2014 - Wednesday, April 23rd

Hope made Delicious

How you can participate

On Wednesday, April 23 2014, Torontonians will be invited once again to take part in A Taste for Life by dining out at a 'Taste' restaurant. Participating dining establishments will donate a percentage of their gross proceeds from the evening to support Fife House and people and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Did you know? More than 3,000 people dined at 50 local restaurants in 2013 helping to raise $105,000 for Fife House.  Since its inception, A Taste For Life has raised well over $800,000 in total to support our programs and services.

How can you participate?

1. Choose where you and your group will dine and make your reservation for April 23rd.. Book early to avoid missing out! Let the restaurant know you are there for A Taste For Life.
2. Go out for dinner with your friends, family and business associates and have a great evening knowing you are supporting a great cause.
3. The restaurant will donate 25% of the cost of your meal to Fife House.

Help us make 2014, our 14th Anniversary, the best year yet! Dine out and have some fun... it's that simple.

And just for participating, you can win one of our fabulous prizes! Lucky "Taste" participants can win 2 round trip tickets on Via Rail to Montreal, a fabulous GE Wine Captain, or a private dinner for 6 people catered by Food Dudes.

If you can't make the event and would like to support Fife House, CLICK HERE here to make an online donation through CanadaHelps.

Planning on hosting this year? Please review our HOST MANUAL!

Join Pride at Work for the official pre-dinner reception on April 23rd
The 519 Community Centre from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. 

Silent Auction, refreshing canapes and cocktails, a DJ and more!

Indulge, network and experience this special event as part of A Taste For Life. 

Tickets are only $20 - CLICK HERE to purchase yours now!

Then book a table at one of the participating restaurants for dinner after the reception.


If you own or manage a restaurant, and would like additional information on participation, please contact Sam Katz at skatz@fifehouse.org.

2014 Participating Restaurants

(As of Apr. 9, 2014)

259 Host

Hosted by: Poonam Jassi
259 Wellington St. West     Tel: 416.599.4678     Website: www.259host.com     Contemporary Indian

5th Element

Hosted by: M.A.C. Cosmetics - Toronto Eaton Centre: Kyle McKellar & Ana Oliveira.
506 Queen St. West     Tel: 416.504.3213     Website: www.5thelement com     Indian Fusion

7 Numbers

Hosted by: Dwaine Elder & Brad Thomas
307 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.469.5183     Website: www.sevennumbers.com     Italian


Hosted by: Tom Reynolds & Tom Sparling
143 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.463.3086     Website: www.allens.to     Fresh Irish Fare

Bb33 Bistro + Brasserie

Hosted by: Zoltan-Shani Ashkenazi
33 Gerrard Street West (at the Eaton Chelsea)     Tel: 416.585.4319      Website: www.bb33.ca/   Canadian Cuisine

Butter Chicken Factory

Hosted by: Divya Lamba
556 Parliament Street     Tel: 416.964.7583     Website: www.butterchickenfactory.ca    Northern Indian Cuisine


Hosted by: Sean Rourke
499 Church Street     Tel: 416.922.3859      Website: www.byz.ca     Contemporary

Café California Restaurant

Hosted by: Gail Flintoft
538 Church Street     Tel:416.960.6161     Website: www.cafecalifornia.ca     Contemporary Cuisine

Cafe La Gaffe

Hosted by: Mark Johnston
24 Baldwin St.     Tel: 416-596-2397     Website: www.cafelagaffe.com     French & Mediterranean

Church Street Garage

Hosted by: Sarah Bull & Jack Ireland
477 Church Street     Tel: 647.352.5508     Contemporary Cuisine

Cocina Lucero

Hosted by: David Currah
523 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.923.4545     Website: www.cocinalucero.ca     Mexican Cuisine

Earth Rosedale

Hosted by:  TD Canada Trust, Ariel Magil,Branch Manager, Queen Street East
1055 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.551.9890     Website: www.globeearth.ca     Local


Hosted by: Amanda Casha
519 Church Street    Tel: 416.355.6781    Website: www.fabarnak.com     Contemporary

Fisherman's Wharf

Hosted by: Garth Patten & Matt Bowen
69 Richmond St. West    Tel: 416.364.1344    Website: www.fishermanswharf-toronto.com     Seafood


Hosted By: Keith Hambly & Scott Blodgett
17 Hayden Street     Tel: 416.323.0179     Website: www.focacciarestaurant.com      Italian

Fox & Fiddle

Hosted by: Mark Byles
1085 St. Clair Avenue West    Tel: 416.657.3691     Website: www.foxandfiddle.com    Pub Fare

Gilead Wine Bar

Hosted by: Guy Beaudin & Joseph van Veen
4 Gilead Place     Tel: 647.288.0680     Website: www.jamiekennedy.ca     Local ingredients/Seasonl Menu

Globe Bistro

Hosted by: Brad Douglas & Jeff Duford - Chestnut Park Realty
124 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.466.2000     Website: www.globebistro.com     Local

Gossip Restaurant

Hosted by: TD Canada Trust, Dimitra Hartsias, Branch Manager, Liberty Village
50 Prince Edward Island Cres. (CNE Grounds)     Tel: 416.596.6429     Website: www.gossiprestaurant.com     Mediterranean/International

Hair of the Dog

Hosted by: Jim Billing
425 Chruch Street     Tel: 416.964.2708    Website: www.hairofdogpub.com    Modern Canadian

Hanoi 3 Seasons

Hosted by: Christine Edmiston & Lynne Patterson
1135 Queen Street East     Tel: 416.469.3010     Website: www.hanoi3seasons.com    Vietnamese

Hawthorne Food & Drink

Hosted by: Tyler Ennis
60 Richmond Street East     Tel: 647.930.9517     Website: www.hawthorneto.ca     Canadian Cuisine

Hey Lucy

Hosted by: Bill Calkins & John Joseph Mastandrea
                    Michael Blair
229 Carlton St.     Tel: 416.901.9777      Website: www.heylucy.ca     Italian

Il Posto Restaurant

148 Yorkville Avenue     Tel: 416.968.0469     Website: www.ilposto.ca     Italian

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

Hosted by: Tyler Dykeman
181 Bay Street     Tel: 416.308.5888     Website: www.kijapanese.com     Modern Japanese + Sushi

Kibo Sushi House

Hosted by: Avi Zer-Aviv
533 Parliament Street     Tel: 647.352.3788     Website: www.kibosushihouse.ca/  Japanese + Sushi

La Mexicana Restaurant

Hosted by: Bruce Mayhew
838 Yonge St.     Tel: 416.934.0712     Website: www.lamexicana.ca     Mexican Cuisine

Lolita's Lust

Hosted by: Tracy Morley & Carrie Moody
513 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.465.1751      Website: www.lolitaslust.ca      Mediterranean Cuisine


Hosted by: Nancy Church
330 King Street West Tiff Bell Lightbox     Tel: 647.288.4715     Web: www.oliverbonacini.com/luma     Global/International

Magic Oven

Hosted by: CC Sapp
798 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.462.0333      Website: www.magicoven.com     Organic Pizza & Pasta

Magic Oven

270 Dupont Street     Tel: 416.928.1555      Website: www.magicoven.com     Organic Pizza & Pasta

Magic Oven

127 Jefferson Avenue     Tel: 416.539.0555      Website: www.magicoven.com     Organic Pizza & Pasta

Magic Oven

360 Queen Street East     Tel: 416.703.3555      Website: www.magicoven.com     Organic Pizza & Pasta

Magic Oven

6 Wellesley Street West     Tel: 416.929.7888      Website: www.magicoven.com     Organic Pizza & Pasta

Mambo Lounge

Hosted by: Ange Valentini & Kathryn Kinnear
120 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.778.7004     Website: www.mambolounge.ca     Cuban

Mercatto (MaRS)

Hosted by: Geoff Vokes
101 College Street     Tel: 416.595.5625     Website: www.mercatto.ca      Italian

Midi Bistro

Hosted by: Charles Shamess
168 McCaul St.     Tel: 416.977.2929     Website: www.midibistro.ca     French Bistro

Pangaea Restaurant

Hosted by: BMO Financial Group - Gavin Clark
1221 Bay St.     Tel: 416.920.2323     Website: www.pangaearestaurant.com     Canadian Cuisine

Pan on the Danforth

Hosted by: Hollie Devlin
516 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.466.8158     Website: www.panonthedanforth.com     Mediterranean

Peartree Restaurant

Hosted by: Colleen Kearney
507 Parliament Street     Tel: 416.962.8190      Website: www.peartree.sites.toronto.com      Fresh & Diverse

Queen Mother Cafe

Hosted by: Bruce Staples
208 Queen Street West     Tel: 416.598.4719     Website: www.queenmothercafe.ca     Global Comfort

Rendez-Vous Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Hosted by: Sam Katz
1408 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.469.2513     Website: www.dine.to/rendezvous     Ethiopian

Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar

Hosted by: Joe Sipione
225 Church St.     Tel: 647.748.4225     Website: www.sabaisabaito.ca     Thai Cuisine

Sambucas on Church

Hosted by: M.A.C. Cosmetics - Toronto Eaton Centre: Gabriella Boccia & Michael Witherley
489 Church Street     Tel: 416.966.3241     Website: www.sambucas.ca      Italian


100 Cumberland Street     Tel: 416.964.2222      Website: www.sassafraz.ca     French inspired Canadian Cuisine

Smith Restaurant

Hosted by: Leonard Benoit & Jordan Bond-Gorr
553 Church St.     Tel: 416.926.2501     Website: www.smithrestaurant.com     Contemporary American

Southern Accent

Hosted by: Dan Newport
595 Markham Street     Tel: 416.536.3211     Website: www.southernaccent.com     Cajun Creole & Soul

Spice House Indian Cuisine

Hosted by: Scott Cheslock
587 Parliament St.     Tel: 647.340.5511      Indian Cuisine

Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

Hosted by: Cory Pagett
810 Queen Street East     Tel: 416.465.2500     Website: www.tabule.ca    Middle Eastern

Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

Hosted by: Pearse Murray & Raissa Trusevych
2009 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.483.3747     Website: www.tabule.ca    Middle Eastern

The Beverley Hotel

Hosted by: RBC Financial Group, Eric Turner
335 Queen Street West     Tel: 416.493.2786     Website: www.thebeverleyhotel.ca     Contemporary Canadian

The Blake House

Hosted by: James Watson
449 Jarvis Street     Tel: 416.975.1867     Website: www.theblakehouse.ca     Comfort/Contemporary

The Churchmouse A Firkin Pub

Hosted by: M.A.C. Cosmetics - Bloor St.: Jasan Dhanota, Francine Kirou, Christopher Wagner & Alana Young
475 Church Street     Tel: 416.927.1735     Website: www,firkinpubs.com/pubs/churchmouse-and-firkin  Casual/Pub Fare

The Combine Eatery

Hosted by: Shantelle Veld
162 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.792.8088     Website: www.combineeatery.com     Southern Comfort/California Casual

The Flying Beaver

Hosted by: Antoine Elhashem
488 Parliament Street     Tel: 647.347.6567     Website: www.pubaret.com     Pub

The Host  Fine Indian Cuisine

Hosted by: Kanwaljeet Biln & Justin Madhany
14 Prince Arthur Ave.     Tel: 416.962.4678     Website: www.welcometohost.com     Indian

The Indian Hut

Hosted by: Barry Waite
636 Church Street     Tel: 416.934.0235     Website: www.indianhut.ca      Authentic Indian Cuisine    

Thrive Organic Kitchen & Cafe 

3473 Lakeshore Blvd. West     Tel: 416.252.7700     Website: www.thriveorganic.com     Organic Vegetarian

Wine Bar

Hosted by: Andre Ceranto
9 Church St.     Tel: 416.504.9463     Website: www.9church.com     Local Artisanal Cuisine

Wish Restaurant

Hosted by: Dr. Kevin Russelo & Associates:
                    Dr. Kevin Russelo, Dr. Geoffrey Metz, Dr. Melinda Ford & Dr. Elly Tehrani
                    Rupert Hon, TD Canada Trust, Branch Manager, Church & Wellesley
3 Charles St. East     Tel: 416.935.0240     Website: www.wishintoronto.com     International/Contemporary