Food & Drink

Taranta’s Jose Duarte Participates in “Chefs for the Cure” Event

News from the North End’s Taranta Restaurant:

Head chef representative Jose Duarte of Taranta in the North End will participate in the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s 4th annual “Chefs for the Cure” charity event on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at The Viking Center in Westwood, MA.

“Chefs for the Cure” is an exclusive culinary tasting-style event which gives guests the opportunity to sample gourmet cuisine from some of the finest local chefs. Foodies abound will enjoy an intimate atmosphere, where they will experience scintillating flavors while interacting directly with participating chefs from eleven of the best restaurants in and around Boston. Chef Duarte of Taranta restaurant will serve a surprise fish dish.

The event takes place on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the exquisite Viking Center (400 Blue Hill Drive, Westwood, MA 02090), a state of the art culinary showroom. General admission tickets are available for $100 and provide admission to the grand tasting. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Komen MA to help fund educational, screening and treatment programs, offer grant money to community-based organizations that support its mission, and to help better the lives of those facing breast cancer locally.

The evening will also include a silent auction and live raffle giveaways featuring coveted culinary and experiential prizes, including a 15″ wine cellar with six wire shelves to store up to 24 wine bottles horizontally, keeping corks moist, courtesy of the Viking Center (valued at $2,200). “Chefs for the Cure” is sponsored in part by Sous Chef Level sponsor Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Calina, Belmont Springs, and Saga Blue Cheese. Komen MA partners making this event possible are CBS Radio, Wicked Local, and Qwicket Design.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit