Cuisine & Cuvée: An Epic Party with a Purpose

e11even at Cuisine & Cuvée: Diver Scallop w/ Truffled Celeriac Puree, Honey Mushrooms, Bacon Jam

In its 17th year, Cuisine & Cuvée is one of three signature events hosted by Providence Healthcare Foundation to raise awareness and money in support of Providence Healthcare.

Nominated in 2017 by the Canadian Event Industry Awards for “Best Event”, Cuisine & Cuvée’s goal is to Party with a Purpose in celebrating the healing “transformation” that Providence Healthcare‘s patients experience throughout their rehabilitative journey. And they really mean party as the event goes until midnight.

EPIC Party with Purpose at Cuisine & Cuvée

This year, Cuisine & Cuvée was hosted on May 26, 2017 in Toronto’s popular new night club, REBEL, bringing an oversold event of over 1,100 guests for an all-inclusive evening of amazing food and drink, all of which are 100% donated by 36 vendors. Each ticket cost $175 – you can save on bulk purchases.

Cuisine & Cuvée was held at REBEL Toronto

I was invited by Providence Healthcare Foundation to attend the event as accredited media which gave me all access privileges to Cuisine & Cuvée. I was so excited as this will be my first time to attend and I’ve heard so much about it.

Travelling Foodie attends Providence Healthcare Foundation's Cuisine & Cuvée at Rebel Toronto

To further support Providence Healthcare, guests can join auctions and raffles with many rare and “money-can’t-buy” experiences like the “Go Leafs Go” package raffle which gives Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game in Executive Suite for 12 guests. A whopping $250,000 (net of expenses) in funds were raised, a 25% increase from 2016.

Go Leafs Go Raffle at Cuisine and Cuvee

There were 36 vendors – some are merged into one station like the wine bar. I was able to get photos of 20 and try 12 of them. I ended up drinking more than I ate because the drinks didn’t run out, but the food did. What I decided to do was to take photos of everything first so I can fully relax the rest of the night. In hindsight, I should’ve eaten when I had the chance while taking photos since I came early and there were no lines at that time. I didn’t get to try a lot of the Savoury Food Stations because they ran out, and the Sweet Stations were all gone already by the time I was making my way there.

What a night though! It was EPIC indeed! I haven’t had this much fun in this kind of event for a while. Kudos to the 40 corporate volunteers doing all-day set-up, plus the additional 70 who worked all night as well as the 25-member committee who volunteer their time all year long to plan and prepare this party! Cuisine & Cuvée is definitely an event to look forward to!

Food & Drinks
My favourite dish of the night was from e11even: Diver Scallop w/ Truffled Celeriac Puree, Honey Mushrooms, Bacon Jam.

My favourite drinks that night were:
Dixon’s Distilled Spirits – Oatshine – It was my first time trying Moonshine during my Stratford Culinary Tour and fell in love with it. I really enjoyed this version with the taste of oats, and it is made with 100% of them.
Oatshine from Dixon's Distilled Spirits at Cuisine & Cuvée

Cornerstone Estate Winery – 2013 Cornerstone Pinot Gris (White Wine)
2013 Cornerstone Pinot Gris from Cornerstone Estate Winery at Cuisine & Cuvée

Here are the other food items I got to try:
Casa Manila – Adobo Boats in Atchara
Adobo Boats in Atchara from Casa Manila at Cuisine & Cuvée

Ube (Purple Yam) Buttercream Cake
Ube (Purple Yam) Buttercream Cake from Casa Manila at Cuisine & Cuvée

LOCALE Mercatto – Cavatelli: Smoked Ontario Trout, Arugula, Roasted Shallots, Lemon Pesto
Cavatelli from LOCALE Mercatto at Cuisine & Cuvée

Pilar’s Catering – Roast Beef from Pilar’s Roast Beef Slider station
Roast Beef from Pilar's Catering at Cuisine & Cuvée

Jawny Bakers Restaurant – Gourmet Ribs
Gourmet Ribs from Jawny Bakers Restaurant at Cuisine & Cuvée

Bothwell Cheese – Assorted Cheeses like Jalapeno Monterey Jack
Jalapeno Monterey Jack from Bothwell Cheese at Cuisine & Cuvée

Grilltime Gourmet Meat Shop – Pulled Pork Taco
Pulled Pork Taco from Grilltime at Cuisine & Cuvée

Outrigger – Open Face Prosciutto on French Baguette
Open Face Prosciutto from Outrigger at Cuisine & Cuvée

Some of the drinks I had:
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey – Manhattan Cocktail
Manhattan Cocktail from Jack Daniel's at Cuisine & Cuvée

Wyborowa – Lemon & Lavender Libation
Lemon & Lavender Libation from Wyborowa Vodka at Cuisine & Cuvée

The rest I was able to visit, but not try:
Brennan’s Gourmade Thyme – Gourmade Grilled Cheese with Gardenia Tomato
Grilled Cheese from Gourmade Thyme at Cuisine & Cuvée

Spring Villa Chinese Cuisine – Chinese Inspired Food like Siu Mai
Siu Mai from Spring Villa Chinese Cuisine at Cuisine & Cuvée

EDO – Assorted Sushi like Spicy Salmon Maki
Spicy Salmon Maki from EDO at Cuisine & Cuvée

Pasquale Brothers – Domestic & Imported Specialty Foods like Semi-Sundried Cherry Tomatoes
Pasquale Brothers at Cuisine & Cuvée

Holy Cannoli – Freshly Piped Cannoli
Cannoli from Holy Cannoli at Cuisine & Cuvée

Kake Kreations – Gourmet Cake Pops like Orange Creamsicle
Orange Creamsicle Cake Pop Kake Kreations at Cuisine & Cuvée

Select Bakery – Mini Baklava
Mini Baklava from Select Bakery at Cuisine & Cuvée

Tartistry – Butter Tarts
Pecan Butter Tart from Tartistry at Cuisine & Cuvée



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DISCLAIMER: Though I was invited by Providence Healthcare Foundation and was provided complimentary access to Cuisine & Cuvée, all opinions are my own.

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