Given the sub zero temperatures and snow mountains outside, I totally have been hermitting indoors the past few weeks. It takes a very special event to make me leave my toasty-like-an-oven apartment these days, and last Sunday’s North End City Feast dinner at Taranta was just what the doctor ordered! The North End City Feast is an annual event held to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hope Fund. Carla Gomes, owner of the popular North End eateries Antico Forno and Terramia (and mother to a son who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 18 years), started the City Feast to raise awareness about this disease and support Joslin’s mission of conquering diabetes in all of its forms. I had previously attended this event last year and had a deliciously wonderful time, so I was totally pumped to support this dinner again this year.
When I arrived on scene, I was greeted immediately by Taranta owner and chef, Jose Duarte. I’ve been a big fan of Chef Duarte’s innovated Peruvian-Italian fusion cuisine ever since my first visit three years ago and had the pleasure of interviewing Jose for my “Dinner with a Chef” series, so it was super cool to see him behind the stove that evening!
Taranta Cucina Meridonale
210 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113