There is something incredibly inspiring about breakfasting with people who speak with passion. And the variety of life is such that what people feel passionate about can very much be different strokes for different folks. Could be a passion for food or passion for a worthy cause or in this case a combination of both those things – Dine for Life. I had a lovely breakfast recently with two of the team members behind this very worthy fundraiser.
Dine for Life is actively encouraging lovers of fine dining to share good food and good company for a good cause. We’re working to foster lasting change in the lives of those suffering hardship. With their first dinner held way back on May 25th, 2010, the Dine for Life concept has gone from strength to strength and their fifth dinner, scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th, is expected to raise the bar even further!
So what is Dine for Life all about? It is a simultaneous dining experience, where multiple premier restaurants around Perth each host a table for 10 for a specially prepared dinner – delicious food and amazing wines, before guests are whisked away to a fun and fabulous after party at a secret location. Queue the intrigue and mystery! You just need to buy a Dine for Life ticket and the week before the event you find out where you are dining. So it will be a wonderful surprise! But given the list of restaurants hosting a table, wherever you end up going is sure to be very impressive.
I have been to two Dine for Life events – the first back in late 2010, when I dined at Bar One and the second in October 2011, when I went to the Sentinel…. a slight Steve Scaffadi slant to the restaurants I visited 🙂 But no complaints on either restaurant – each of those two evenings was brilliant. Seriously sensational food and you end up meeting some really amazing and interesting people, all of whom share an appreciation for what the night is all about.
Tickets to this prestigious event are $250 a head (on sale here) and 100% of the proceeds raised go to Somaly Mam Foundation, who work to eradicate sex salary, liberate its victims, empower survivor to create and sustain lives of dignity.
So roll on November. If you are looking for a unique dining experience that combines good food with good will – then Dine for Life is definitely an event to consider 🙂