Last weekend I was lucky enough to score 2 tickets to the TV Diner Platinum Plate Gala. This was an event I have wanted to attend over the past few years so I was really excited to have the opportunity to check it out. I called up my sister and off we went!
First stop was the bar of course! They had one station for wine and beer and another for cocktails.
My sister got white wine while I chose Skyy Blood Orange Vodka with soda water. It was light and refreshing.
The event was put on by Tillinger's Hospitality Company.
One of the major parts of the night was a charity auction for Horizons for Homeless Children where they auctioned off great prizes such as tickets to Boston sporting events as well as luxury booth tickets to see Justin Bieber.
Horizons for Homeless Children is a fantastic charity that improves the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts. They help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services.
Billy Costa (one of the TV Diner hosts) and Matt Siegel of Kiss 108 MC'd the auction which was really cool - we grew up listening to them!
I would say we tried about a 1/4 of the food offered but that is only because there were SO many great options to choose from we had to narrow it down somehow.
Our favorite was a hand made pasta with pulled duck and peas from Andiamo. It was so good we are both desperately wanting to take the drive to Newburyport to have dinner there!
Next was beef sliders from Mooo.... I liked this different take on a slider and the buns on these were so tasty!
The guys from Turner Fisheries we very busy searing scallops which they served with a vegetable chip and micro greens. The scallop was seared perfectly.
And here are just a few more images of delicious food...
|Steak skewers with potato|
|Tuna Tartare and Chicken and Waffles from Local 149|
|The TV Diner Platinum Plate Gala cake|
TV Diner puts on a great event and you could tell everyone who attended was having a great time! I love how enthusiastic the different chefs and restaurants were and the band was great - they had a packed dance floor as soon as the auction ended!
I really hope to have the opportunity to attend this event again next year!