By: Finance Foodie
Last Saturday, I attended the Silk Road Gala 2010, or as I like to call it, The Gathering of Boston’s Culinary Greats. I kid you not readers, ALL the top chefs in the Boston area came out to the Intercontinental Boston for this party to support Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK), a non-profit that provides services and resources for New England area Asian families and individuals who suffer from domestic violence.
Unfortunately, my excitement (and appetite) for this event was tempered by an ironic and rather cruel twist of fate that would besot any foodie: I was unexpectedly food poisoned the night before! Cursing my love of undercooked sunny side up eggs, I managed to still make it to the event (because it takes more than food poisoning to stop me from supporting my fellow yellow brothers/sisters). But sigh – like a recovering alcoholic in a wine shop – all I could do was grasp my San Pellegrino sparkling water in sadness as I watched the other guests indulge on the delicious nibbles.
Here are a few pictures from the night…
Three Treasures (Crab, Lobster, and Shrimp) Pearl Ball from Jasper White at Summer Shack
All and all, the night was short and not so sweet for me, but the important thing is that a lot of money was raised for a good cause. And that my friends, is worth more to me than eating all the shrimp dumplings in the world!
Proceeds from the Silk Road Gala help support the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) organization. ATASK is New England’s only provider of linguistically and culturally appropriate services and programs for Asian survivors of domestic violence. For more information about ATASK or to contribute to the cause, please visit www.atask.org.