Helping Haiti, One Bite at a Time
In the wake of Haiti’s tragic earthquake, local bars and restaurants are rising to the occasion by hosting events to raise money for the devastated nation. Benefit nights at Southborough’s Tomasso Trattoria last weekend generated over $1,300 for the Red Cross, says owner Tom Prince. Last night the South End’s Beehive hosted a “7 for 7” benefit concert, and servers at Myers+Chang have been donating a percentage of their tips to Haiti relief.
Care to eat and drink for the cause? Here are several upcoming events where you can dine well and do good.
Tonight, Picco is holding an all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, and ice cream feast (plus a glass of wine or beer) to raise funds. $25 is the suggested donation; call ahead to reserve a spot from 6 to 7, 7 to 8, or 8 to 9. 513 Tremont St., Boston, 617-927-0066, piccorestaurant.com.
Afterward, head over to Splash, where a one-night benefit includes complimentary sliders and appetizers, a fashion show, and hairstyling by Salon Marc Harris. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Red Cross. 10 p.m., 150 Kneeland St., Boston, 617-426-6397, splash-boston.com.
On Monday, January 25, Upstairs on the Square will hold a day-long fundraiser to benefit Partners In Health’s Haiti relief efforts. There will be a complimentary breakfast with $10 raffle tickets from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., a three-course prix-fixe lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. and a Haitian-influenced family-style meal from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with admission prices starting at $25. 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617-864-1933, upstairsonthesquare.com.
Next Tuesday, January 26, Stella is hosting a one-night-only fundraiser for Haitian earthquake victims. Chef Evan Deluty and several of his chef friends (Michael Schlow of Radius, Anthony Caturano of Prezza, Marc Orfaly of Pigalle, Dante de Magistris of Il Casale and Dante) will be on hand; guests will enjoy live jazz, passed hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar. The suggested donation is $100, all of which will go directly to the Yele Haiti foundation, started by musician Wyclef Jean. 6:30 p.m., 1525 Washington St., Boston, 617-247-7747, bostonstella.com.
Also on the 26th, Alibi Bar in the Liberty Hotel is holding a cocktail fundraiser with free appetizers and a cash bar. Donations ($10 to $20 or more is suggested) will be collected at the door (or via PayPal; link below) and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. 6 p.m., The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston, 857-241-1144, alibiboston.com. Tickets available here.
On February 1, Petit Robert Bistro is hosting “La Table Francaise” dinner at its Kenmore Square location, with all proceeds going to Partners In Health. The $50 tab (although larger donations are welcomed) includes tax, tip, aperitif and one glass of wine. 6:30 p.m., 468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-375-0699, petitrobertbistro.com.
Via Matta and Radius are currently donating 100 percent of dessert sales to relief efforts in Haiti. 79 Park Plaza, Boston, 617-422-0008, viamattarestaurant.com; 8 High St., Boston, 617-426-1234, radiusrestaurant.com.