A Taste For Life 2018 - Wednesday, April 25th


Hope Made Delicious


On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 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 $100,000 in support of Fife House with more than $125,000 in sales at participating restaurants and attracted over 3,500 diners. Now in it's 18th year, we hope to bring together 50 restaurants and raise $105,000. 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 2018 prizes include:

First Prize: VIA Rail credit of $1000.

Second Prize: A two night stay at the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Toronto. ($600)

Third Prize: $500 gift certifcate for catering by The Food Dudes.

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 2018 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, Manager of Development & Stewardship at skatz@fifehouse.org.

2018 Participating Restaurants

(As of Apr. 18, 2018)

7 Numbers

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


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: Leeanne Koczka
328 Dupont Street     Tel: 416.922.2433     Website: www.avivrestaurant.ca   Mediterranean

Basso Pizzeria

320 Queen Street E.     Tel: 647-348-3200     Website: www.bassopizzeria.ca    Pizzeria & Bar

The Blake House

Hosted by: Tove Fynbo
449 Jarvis Street     Tel: 416.975.1867     Website: www.theblakehouse.ca     Comfort/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

Casa Manila

879 York Mills Road     Tel: 416-443-9654     Website: www.casamanila.ca     Filipino

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: MAC Cosmetics
477 Church Street     Tel: 647.352.5508      Website: www.churchstgarage.com/    Contemporary

Eastbound Brewing Co.

700 Queen Street E.     Tel: 416.573.9303      Website: www.eastboundbeer.com    Upscale Pub Fare


Hosted by: MAC Cosmetics
519 Church Street    Tel: 416.355.6781    Website: www.fabarnak.com    Contemporary

Globe Bistro

Hosted by: Fife House's Huntley Transitional Program Staff, Access Restoration Services & HOK
124 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.466.2000     Website: www.globebistro.com     Local

Hair of the Dog

Hosted by: Ryan Kerr, OHTN
425 Church Street     Tel: 416.964.2708    Website: www.hairofdogpub.com    Modern Canadian

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

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

Lisa Marie

Hosted by: Erinne Henry
638 Queen Street W.    Tel: 647.748.6822     Website: www.fidelgastros.com   Globally Influenced

Locale Mercatto

Hosted by: Sunil Hirjee & Camilo Velazquez
330 Bay Street    Tel: 416.306.0467     Website: www.localemercatto.ca   Italian

Magic Oven

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

Mandy Restaurant

Hosted by: Carren Bowen-Baker
464 Sherbourne Street     Tel: 416.944.0999     Website: www.mandyandmore.ca    Mediterranean

The Monkey Bar

3353 Yonge Street    Tel: 416.486.2288     Website: www.monkeybar.ca   International

Peartree Restaurant

Hosted by: Adam Avrashi & Robert Sauer
507 Parliament Street     Tel: 416.962.8190      Website: www.peartreerestaurant.ca/     Fresh & Diverse

The Pilot Tavern

Hosted by: Carrie Moody
22 Cumberland Street     Tel: 416.923.5716      Website: www.thepilot.ca     Pub Fare

Queen Mother Cafe

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


Hosted by: Bruce Mayhew
196 Robert Street     Tel: 647.350.8221     Website: http://rasabar.ca/   Canadian

Rendez-Vous Restaurant Bar & Cafe

1408 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.469.2513     Website: www.rendezvousethiopian.com    Ethiopian

Sambucas on Church

Hosted by: Hollie Devlin
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


Hosted by: RBC - Terry Greene & Eric Turner
382 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.597.8838     Website: www.scaddabush.com     Italian

The Shore Club

155 Wellington Street W.     Tel: 416.351.3311     Website: www.theshoreclub.ca     Steak & Seafood

Smith Restaurant

Hosted by: CIBC Pride Network
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


Hosted by: Daniel Pearce & Glen Hart
1792 Danforth Avenue    Tel: 416.463.2655     Website: www.trecce.ca  Italian

Valens Restaurant

Hosted by: Dan Newport & Paul Dawson
19 Baldwin Street   Tel: 416.340.0303     Website: valens.ca    Italian

Wish Restaurant

Hosted by: TD Bank - Rupert Hon
                  Dr. Kevin Russelo & Associates
                  David Clemmer

3 Charles Street E.     Tel: 416.935.0240     Website: www.wishintoronto.com     International/Contemporary