top of page

Eat, Drink and Be Giving

Dining Experience Fundraiser

November 18, 2018

Our second annual dining experience fundraiser was a spectacular event! 


The evening was spent enjoying a gourmet 7-course meal with exquisite beverages prepared and selected by individuals exceptional in their fields. 


Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening with us. We are delighted and grateful to be part of such an amazing and generous community. See you all again next year!


Thank You!


Kristen Chemerika-Lew, from Chew / The Store Next Door, is the reason why the event came together. She worked unbelievably hard and we can't thank her enough.


ERA Bistro hosted us for the evening, and their staff went above and beyond to make sure things flowed smoothly. A huge thank you to Ben Sparrow, Toni Hudson and Stephanie Willette. 


Taylor Archibald from Ellements Wine and Spirits, our "course and beverage host," for the evening was exceptional and did such a fantastic job choosing the delicious wines. 


Thank you to all the chefs, their staff, and servers- you truly made the night what it was. 


Kristen Chemerika-Lew, Chew / The Store Next Door

Kyle Lew, Chew / The Store Next Door

Kirk Hanson, ERA Bistro

Claire Snowball, Red River College

Eric Lee, Red River College

Tim Palmer, The Fairmont

Jessica King, Diversity 

Kelly Cattani, Bluestone Cottage

Melissa Makarenko, Resto Gare


Thank you also to Camila Dragonetti Ribeiro and Bery Filsaime of C String Duo for the beautiful live music.


We'd also like to thank the businesses that donated some of the wine, beverages and flowers, including ERA Bistro, Chew / The Store Next Door, Ellements Wine & Spirits, Winnipeg Specialty Meats, Dandurand Wines, DeLucas, and Kyla Ferguson.


Cliff and Wilma Derksen, thank you for continuing to inspire us with your compassion and grace.


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors for this evening, including Sparrow Hotels, Assiniboine Credit Union, Tamarack Family Wealth Group, Terracon Development and Campbell Gunn Inness Seib.

Thank You
Sparrow Hotels Logo.jpg
FWG - Logo - Colour.jpg
Terracon_Development _Logo_.png



Welcome Here


Apps & Bubbly

Melissa Makarenko, Resto Gare

Pairing: Le Mousquet Blanc de Blancs 


Live Music with C String Duo


Please Have a Seat


Agridulce Smoked Duck Salad

Claire Snowball, Red River College

Pairing: Domaine le Roc la Saignee Rose 


Wild Earth Kuri Squash Cider Soup

with Sage Oil and Pecan Cracker

Kirk Hanson, ERA Bistro

Pairing: Riestra Brut Nature Sparkling Cider


Foie Gras au Torchon with Brioche and Persimmon

Kyle Lew, Chew / The Store Next Door

Pairing: 14 Hands Riesling 


Arctic Char Tartar with Truffle and Herbs

Kristen Chemerika-Lew, Chew / The Store Next Door

Pairing: Fabrizio Iuli Umberta Barbera 


Braised Boar Shank with Hazelnut-Cocoa Nib Granola, Rapini, Carrots and Jus

(garnished with pickled blueberries, Thai basil, and juniper sea salt)

Eric Lee, Red River College | Tim Palmer, The Fairmont

Pairing: Bodegas Valderiz Valdehermoso Joven Tempranillo 


Dulce de Leche with Cassava Cake, Roasted Pineapple,

Ginger Snap and Pineapple Sauce

Kelly Cattani, Bluestone Cottage | Jessica King, Diversity


(Beverage Pairings by Taylor Archibald, Ellements Wine and Spirits)


A Few Words


Wilma Derksen, Visionary

Cecilly Hildebrand, Executive Director

Darryl Stewart, Board Chair


One Last Thing


Port & Cheese

Program & Menu
bottom of page