On February 11th, 2012 hundreds of people will once again support the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE) at the American School for the RISE for Hope 2012 fundraising event. Guests will enjoy the entertainment of Canadian singer Kim Kuzma, a local favorite, along with other special guests. Forty of Puerto Vallarta's finest restaurants are expected to participate.
This annual event raises essential funds to continue the work of sheltering children at RISE. VIP Patron tables are $900 MX or $75 US/CAD and are available at No Way Jose!, or by contacting the Canadian Children’s Shelter of Hope Foundation’s (CCSHF) Satellite office at 222 8968. VIP’s get early entry, front stage seating, private waiter, food and wine service to table and red carpet entry. General admission tickets are $550 pesos or $45US/CAD and are available at Daiquiri Dick's or by calling the CCSHF office.
Available at the event will be the 2012 Children of the Refugio Cookbook, recently nominated to be part of the Gourmand Awards in Paris during the largest cookbook show in the world. All proceeds from the cookbook benefit RISE and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. The 60 page publication is bilingual and features the restaurants’ recipes as well as photos of the food and portraits of the children.
Feature restaurants include: Café Bahia, Pan y Que?, Hot Fridas, Arte Culinario, Coco’s Kitchen, The Culinary Projects, Barcelona Tapas, Daiquiri Dicks, Vitea, La Cigale, Trio, Trattoria Michel, River Café, Bubba Gump, Kaiser Maximillian, Thierry’s Prime Steakhouse, El Barracuda, Taste at Casa Cupula, O Restaurant, Ginger Garden, No Way Jose!, Café des Artistes, The Coffee Cup, Garbo’s Piano Bar and more.
Source: Seth Cloutman