Three Charity Events To Attend In Palm Beach County

John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress, the 1678 allegory that moralized about relinquishing sin, once said, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” Here, we’ve rounded up three gastronomic charity events that will leave you feeling glutted, not gluttonous. Something, we’re keen Bunyan would approve.

Benefit Concert For The Keys

Untitled-2Photo Credit: Newborn PhotographyWhere: Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub, 2885 S Federal Hwy., Delray Beach
When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$$$: $20 per person, includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer
411: The Irish may love snarging and a good hop on (Irish slang for “kissing” and “fighting”) but add a helping hand and a glass of Guinness and, suddenly, you have a party.

On Thursday, 105.9FM’s show host Paul Castronovo will emcee an evening of mirth and melody with special appearances by local comedians, The Joe Cotton Band, and 33 Years (pictured). Guests will also enjoy a live auction, lavish desserts, and complimentary tickets to the Delray Beach Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic November 3-5, 2017. One-hundred percent of the evening’s proceeds will go towards helping Hurricane Irma victims in the Florida Keys, says Tim Finnegan’s owner Lisa Walsh. Are Irish eyes smiling yet? You bet.

No Kid Hungry Benefit Dinner

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Where: Costa Palm Beach, 150 Worth Ave #234, Palm Beach
When: Thursday, Sept. 28, starts at 6:00 p.m.
$$$: $85 per person
411:  Costa’s executive chef David Valencia has a knack for turning philanthropy into something savory. This Thursday, the Colombia-born chef is co-hosting an intimate evening with Williams-Sonoma’s chef Maude Eaton. Kicking off with a cocktail reception, 40 guests will enjoy a crudo bar, signature tapas, and bottomless prosecco.

Later, they’ll sit down to a wine-paired three-course dinner with options like warm vichyssoise, Moroccan lamb with olives and foie gras, and red-velvet cake. During dinner, nutritionist Douglas Capporino will talk about the Mediterranean diet’s myriad benefits. Dinner proceeds will benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign whose mission is to eradicate child hunger. Hurry, though. This event will sell out.

Chefs For The Keys Dinner

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Where: Riviera Beach Marina Village, 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach
When: Friday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$$$: $125 per person, click HERE for tickets
411: Semper fi, meaning “always faithful,” has been the United States Marine Corp’s motto since 1883 but it’s a sentiment shared by millions, including the restaurant community. Case in point, when Hurricane Irma blasted the Keys leaving hundreds of restaurant industry employees without jobs, Adam Brown, The Cooper’s executive chef (pictured), sprang into action. He called friend and private chef, Troy Sheller, who co-conceived Seven Tastings, an underground pop-up series that features seven-course dinners by leading chefs, which have included M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom’s George Patti and Dada’s Bruce Feingold.

Together, they’re hosting a grand tastings event with even grander talent—27 chefs in total working together to raise $60,000. Among them will be private chef Nina Kauder, Tucker Duke’s Brian Cartenuto, Benny’s on the Beach’s Jeremy Hanlon, and many others. Emceed by 105.5 FM’s radio hosts Mo Foster and Sally Sevareid, the evening will feature live music, open bars, and a silent auction with restaurant gift certificates, private dinners, and hotel stays.

Channeling the Keys with tropical flavors and local, seasonal ingredients, guests will be treated to imaginative fare like Sheller’s snapper-conch tostini sliders served with a mango-papaya-jicama slaw and Brown’s “Pork Belly In Paradise,” a crispy pork belly with mango salsa, Key lime gastrique, and Totora Farms micro radish. All proceeds will be donated to the Gotta Luv Them | Hurricane Irma Relief Fund.

Participating chefs will also donate a portion of daily revenue from Thursday, October 5 to the fund.

Participating Private Chefs, Caterers, And More:
Lynn Dorsey Private chef | Magick in Your Kitchen
Eddie Grosman Private chef
Nina Kauder Private chef | Bean Scene Productions
Michael Kuckelman Bush Brothers
Taun Norlander Private chef
Mike Saperstein Rebel House | Sunshine Provisions
Troy Sheller Private chef | En-Flux
Andrew Tsang Chef Drew’s Island Catering

Participating Restaurant Chefs:
Addam Actis Corner Porch
Adam Brown The Cooper
Ben Burger Mariposa at Neiman Marcus Boca Raton
Gustavo Calderon 3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Brian Cartenuto Tucker Duke’s and Union 27 (opening soon)
Bruce Feingold Dada
Joey Gianuzzi Farmer’s Table
Chuck Gittleman Cask + Shaker Craft Beer and Kitchen
Eric Grutka Ian’s Tropical Grill
Michael Hackman Aioli
Jeremy Hanlon, Benny’s on the Beach
Alethea Hickman, Stonebridge Country Club
Thomas Op’t Holt 50 Ocean
David Innes Sundy House
Seth Evan Kirschbaum Restoration Hardware
Tim Nickey Kapow! Noodle Bar
George Patti M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom and Union 27 (opening soon)
Scott Randazzo Dubliner Irish Pub
Charlie Soo Talay Thai Cuisine