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24rd Annual Taste of the South End Brings Celebrated Chefs Together for AIDS Action Benefit

Friday Jan 25, 2019
24rd Annual Taste of the South End Brings Celebrated Chefs Together for AIDS Action Benefit

AIDS Action has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 24th annual Taste of the South End.

The South End's premier food and wine event will take place Tuesday, March 19 at the Cyclorama of the Boston Arts Center. Attendees will enjoy small plate culinary creations from the top chefs in Boston's favorite "foodie" neighborhood. The popular event will also feature live cooking demonstrations, a diverse selection of wine, beer, and spirits to taste, and a silent auction. Taste of the South End is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, 539 Tremont Street in Boston. Tickets are $150; VIP admission is $200 and includes a tasting preview beginning at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit AIDS Action. Tickets are available online: http://tasteofthesouthend.org/attend/

"Taste of the South End is fueled by food and wine lovers throughout Greater Boston who not only get to sample specialties from South End's talented chefs, but can also ask questions about their favorite dishes," said Scott Walker of the Taste of South End Host Committee. "The money raised by Taste of the South End supports AIDS Action's vital work with people living with HIV as well as those who are vulnerable to infection. The average client of AIDS Action has an annual income of less than $10,000 a year, and AIDS Action's services make it possible for many of them to remain healthy while dealing with life's other challenges."

"We always look forward to Taste of the South End. Mistral supports Taste every year and in March we'll bring along our newest restaurant concept, Bar Lyon," said Mark D'Alessandro, general manager of Mistral. "We look forward to seeing friends old and new at Taste of the South End where we'll enjoy delicious food from the many talented chefs and restaurants in the Boston area while helping raise critical funds for AIDS Action and the battle of wiping out HIV/AIDS forever."

A partial list of participating eateries includes Banyan Bar + Refuge, Bar Lyon, Bar Mezzana, Boston Chops South End, Brownstone, Doña Habana, Five Horses Tavern, Flour Bakery + Cafe, FoMu, Formaggio Kitchen South End, Fuji At Ink block, The Gallows, Haley House Bakery Cafe, Lion's Tail, Masa Latin Kitchen + Tequila Bar, MIDA, Mistral Restaurant, Picco, Precinct Kitchen + Bar, Shore Leave, South End Buttery, SRV, and Whaling In Oklahoma. Diageo, official liquor sponsor, will be sampling creative cocktails using their brands Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. Sponsors include Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Diageo (Ketel One, Don Julio, and Bulleit Whiskey), and Whole Foods.

Taste of the South End also features a silent auction, mystery bag and a wine toss game, where guests can find a huge array of fabulous prizes including trips, food and wine experiences, and tickets to upcoming shows and events.

Admission to Taste of the South End is limited to those 21 years of age or older. Tickets available at: http://tasteofthesouthend.org/attend/

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AIDS Action is New England's largest provider of services to people living with HIV/AIDS and populations at risk of infection. AIDS Action leads the state's Getting To Zero Coalition, which seeks to reduce the number of HIV infections to zero and operates a needle exchange that serves as an entry point to healthcare services for active substance users. In 2013, AIDS Action became a part of Fenway Health, which works to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhoods, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population.

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