A Taste For Life 2017 - Wednesday, April 26th


Hope Made Delicious


On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, Torontonians will be invited once again to take part in A Taste for Life simply by dining out at a Taste restaurant. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their gross proceeds from the evening to support Fife House and people and families living with HIV/AIDS. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling the restaurants directly.

A Taste for Life is a restaurant-based fundraiser and one of Fife House's signature events. Last year, A Taste for Life raised more than $110,000 in support of Fife House with more than $130,000 in sales at participating restaurants and attracted over 3,500 diners. Now in it's 17th year, we hope to bring together 60 restaurants and raise $115,000. Due to the nature of the event and the commitment of volunteers, 93% of the money raised goes directly to programs and services at Fife House.

Taste diners are able to participate in our raffle the night of the event as a thank you for particpating. Our 2017 prizes include:

First Prize: WestJet trip for two to any destination they fly to. (Priceless)

Second Prize: VIA Rail trip for two to Montreal. ($900)

Third Prize: The Food Dudes BBQ Buffet Drop gift certificate. ($500)

Volunteer hosts are an integral aspect of this event. They invite their friends, family, coworkers and networks to dine at a restaurant at the event, helping us support the participating restaurants. If you are a volunteer host or are interesting in being one this year, you can access our 2017 Host Manual here.


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

2017 Participating Restaurants

(As of April 24, 2017)


7 Numbers

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

A La Carte At The Gardiner *FOR LUNCH SERVICE*

Hosted by: Garth Patten
111 Queens Park     Tel: 416-586-8086     Website: www.alacartebistro.com     Contemporary


Hosted by: Bill Calkins & John Joseph Mastandrea
143 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.463.3086     Website: www.allens.to     Fresh Irish Fare

Aviv Mediterranean Restaurant                                   

Hosted by: Leanne Koczka
328 Dupont Street     Tel: 416.922.2433     Website: www.avivrestaurant.ca   Mediterranean

Basso Pizzeria

Hosted by: Zoltan-Shani Ashkenazi
320 Queen Street E.     Tel: 647-348-3200     Website: www.bassopizzeria.ca    Pizzeria & Bar

The Blake House

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

Bodega Henriette

Hosted by: Carrie Moody
1801 Gerrard Street East     Tel: 416.546.6261    Website: www.dine.to/bodega-henriette    Contemporary

Braised Restaurant & Bar

Hosted by: Dan Newport & Paul Dawson
896 Queen Street E.     Tel: 416-519-6280     Website: www.braised.ca    Contemporary

Café California Restaurant

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

Cafe La Gaffe

Hosted by: Julie Klein
24 Baldwin Street     Tel: 416-596-2397     Website: www.cafelagaffe.com     French & Mediterranean

The Churchmouse

Hosted by: David McClure & Robin Rhodes
475 Church Street     Tel: 416.927.1735     Website: www,firkinpubs.com/pubs/churchmouse-and-firkin  Casual/Pub Fare

Church Street Garage

Hosted by: Fred Cole & Caitlin Turkewicz
477 Church Street     Tel: 647.352.5508      Website: www.churchstgarage.com/     Contemporary

The Corktown Kitchen

Hosted by: Perry & NicoleTung
354 King Street East     Tel: 416.901.1188      Website: www.corktownkitchen.com    International Fusion

Edward's 1290

Hosted by: Sylwia McKee
1290 Queen Street E.     Tel: 416.465.3600    Website: www.edwardlevesque.ca    Contemporary

El Rincon Mexicano

Hosted by: Garth Patten
653 St. Clair Avenue W.     Tel: 416.656.1059    Website: www.elrincon.ca    Mexican


227 Church Street     Tel: 416.623.7300    Website: www.ethiopiques.ca/     Ethiopian

Eulalie's Corner Store

Hosted by: Carrie Moody
1438 Gerrard Street East     Tel: 647.350.6263     Website: www.eulaliescornerstore.com    Pubfare


Hosted by: Rick Sullivan
519 Church Street    Tel: 416.355.6781    Website: www.fabarnak.com     Contemporary

Globe Bistro

Hosted by: Seah Rourke & Ben Vozzolo, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
124 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.466.2000     Website: www.globebistro.com     Local

Hair of the Dog

Hosted by: Lori Chambers & James Watson
425 Church Street     Tel: 416.964.2708    Website: www.hairofdogpub.com    Modern Canadian

Hawthorne Food & Drink

Hosted by: Paul Butler & Chris Black
60 Richmond Street E.     Tel: 647.930.9517     Website: www.hawthorneto.ca     Canadian

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

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

Le Montmartre French Restaurant

911 Sheppard Avenue W.    Tel: 416.630.3804     Website: www.lemontmartrerestaurant.com   French


Hosted by: John Mountain & Greg George
176 Yonge Street    Tel: 416.507.3378     Website: www.lenarestaurante.com   Argentinian/South American

Lisbon By Night

Hosted by: David Currah
802 Dundas Street W.    Tel: 416.603.6522     Website: www.lisbonbynightrestaurant.com   Portuguese

Magic Oven

1450 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.462.0333      Website: www.magicoven.com     Organic Pizza & Pasta

Midi Bistro

Hosted by: Tove Fynbo
168 McCaul Street     Tel: 416.977.2929     Website: www.midibistro.ca     French Bistro

Peartree Restaurant

Hosted by: Colleen Kearney
507 Parliament Street     Tel: 416.962.8190      Website: www.peartreerestaurant.ca/      Fresh & Diverse

The Pilot

22 Cumberland Street     Tel: 416.923.5716      Website: www.thepilot.ca     Comfort

Queen Mother Cafe

Hosted by: Nick Boyce
208 Queen Street W.     Tel: 416.598.4719     Website: www.queenmothercafe.ca     Global Comfort


Hosted by: Michael Blair & Julian Munsayac
196 Robert Street     Tel: 647.350.8221     Website: http://rasabar.ca/   Canadian

Rendez-Vous Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Hosted by: Bruce Mayhew
1408 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.469.2513     Website: www.rendezvousethiopian.com    Ethiopian

Sambucas on Church

Hosted by: Hollie Devlin & Gary Glover
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

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Hosted by: Sam Katz
895 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.962.2825      Website: www.sawasdeethaicuisine.ca   Thai


Hosted by: Terry Greene & Dion Pollett, Royal Bank of Canada
382 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.597.8838     Website: www.scaddabush.com     Italian

Sidecar Bar & Grill

Hosted by: Jim Billing
577 College Street     Tel: 416.536.7000     Website: www.sidecarerestaurant.ca     Bistro

Smith Restaurant

Hosted by: CIBC Pride Network - Shane Kingerski & Justin Scenna
553 Church Street     Tel: 416.926.2501     Website: www.smithrestaurant.com     Contemporary American

Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

Hosted by: Lynne Patterson & Megan Sheppard
810 Queen Street E.     Tel: 416.465.2500     Website: www.tabule.ca    Middle Eastern

Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

Hosted by: Kanwaljeet Biln & Justin Madhany
2009 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.483.3747     Website: www.tabule.ca    Middle Eastern

The Thai Room

Hosted by: Andre Ceranto
243 Carlton Street   Tel: 647.352.8424     Website: thairoom.ca    Thai

Wish Restaurant

Hosted by: Rupert Hon & Al Ramsay - TD Bank
                  Dr. Kevin Russelo & Associates
3 Charles Street E.     Tel: 416.935.0240     Website: www.wishintoronto.com     International/Contemporary