Photos: CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes

Check out scenes from the January 27, 2019 event in the North End.

The 13th annual CityFeast fundraiser returned to Boston’s North End to raise money for Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center’s greatest needs in research, education, and clinical care. Guests enjoyed a special five-course meal at one of six renowned Boston restaurants: Antico Forno, Terramia Ristorante, Aria Trattoria, Bricco Ristorante, Tresca, and Lucca. The evening began with a reception at Antico Forno, owned by the event’s founder, Carla Agrippino Gomes. She spoke about her experience raising her son David, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on his first birthday and is now a medical professional himself, and the steps he has to take every day to ensure he stays healthy. David has received life-saving care at Joslin, and Carla began this fundraiser as a way to pay it forward. Since 2005, CityFeast has raised more than $300,000 toward Joslin’s research for a cure and cutting-edge diabetes care. 

Bridget Mullin and Michael Hearn

Dr. Peter Amenta shows attendees a vial of insulin from a leading research project

David and Carla Gomes with State Representative Aaron Michlewitz

David, Carla and Dr. Ronald Gomes with Dr. Peter Amenta, President & CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center

Massimo Tiberi, owner of Aria Trattoria, Carla Agrippino Gomes, and Dr. Peter Amenta

Mike Leary and George Rozanitis

Tom and Nancy Arcadipane

Ryma and Zara Bielkus with Ann Lagasse, owner of Lagasse Real Estate, and a Joslin Diabetes Center trustee