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Lovin' Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party
On Sunday, November 10th, 2013, Lovin' Spoonfuls will host the third annual Ultimate Tailgate Party overlooking Boston’s scenic waterfront at Sam's. The annual event, hosted by Esti & Drew Parsons, co-owners of Sam’s, and emceed by Charlie Rose of City Year, features 16 of Boston’s “MVP” chefs cooking high-end versions of their favorite tailgate food, a silent auction, entertainment and much more. Former Patriots player Matt Light will be on hand with his new KEEL Vodka for cocktails shaken by Sam's own Jon Parsons and the legendary Josh Childs. We are honored to welcome Mayor Thomas M. Menino as we thank him for his relentless commitment to the city of Boston and his support of our organization. The theme of the event resonates the 'Spoonfuls mission: combatting hunger is a team sport!
Currently 1 in 5 Bostonians are classified as food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal will come from. Since its founding in 2010, the Lovin' Spoonfuls team has collected more than 750,000lbs of fresh, healthy food that would otherwise be thrown away, and distributed it at no cost to local soup kitchens, homeless shelters and crisis centers throughout the city. Last year’s ultimate tailgate party allowed us to put another truck on the road, increasing our ability to pick up and drop off rescued food, and this year aims to do the same!
This year an all-star team of Boston’s premiere chefs will once again join the party by cooking their own creative takes on their favorite tailgate food. Guests will be able to enjoy creative comfort food from Lovin’ Spoonfuls board members Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa and Toro), Joanne Chang (Myers + Chang and Flour Bakery), and Jeremy Sewall (Row 34, Lineage, Eastern Standard Kitchen and Island Creek Oyster Bar), as well as Karen Akunowicz (Myers + Chang), Asia Mei (Sam's at Louis Boston), Colin Lynch (Menton, No. 9 Park), Louis DiBiccari (Tavern Road), Mary Dumont (Harvest), Alex Sáenz (Lineage), Michael Scelfo (Alden & Harlow), Daniel Bojorquez (La Brasa), Jason Bond (Bondir), Christine & Carla Pallotta (Nebo), and Joe Cassinelli (Posto). Yes, this really includes previews from 3 of Boston's most-anticipated new restaurants in Row 34, Alden & Harlow, and La Brasa!
Tickets and Schedule of Events
The party kicks off with an exclusive VIP hour hosted by Frank McClelland of L'Espalier, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $250, which allows guests entry into the VIP hour and includes bites from the L'Espalier team, champagne, a meet & greet with the chefs, exclusive "buy it now" privileges for all silent auction items, and a VIP gift bag full of swag from some of our local supporters.
The main event will start at 7:00pm, and general admission tickets are $100. The ticket price includes access to chefs tasting stations and complimentary signature cocktails from sponsor KEEL Vodka, beer from Peak Organic Brewery, as well as wine and champagne from sponsor M.S. Walker. The Tailgate Party will also feature a silent auction with exclusive food and New England experiences, plus a photo booth stocked with everyone's favorite football memorabilia.
Complimentary valet parking will be available.
The ticket fee is a tax-deductible donation as all proceeds from the event go directly to Lovin' Spoonfuls.