East Coast Living magazine of Halifax is presenting an unusual multi-day fundraiser called Dine by Design East featuring 10 Nova Scotia design groups and 10 local chefs, teaming up to showcase interior design and local cuisine. The proceeds of the event, which runs from October 2 to 6, will benefit design education at NSCAD University in memory of Amber Harkins, the late former editor and creative director of East Coast Living who died last year of cancer.
Each design team has been assigned a 10’-by-10’ vacant space in which to create a dramatic dining room. A top local chef has been matched with each design team to create a special menu inspired by design.
The design/chef teams are: Jonathan Legate Interior Consultation + chef Luc Castilloux of Morris East; Attica + chef Paolo Colbertaldo of Jane’s Catering and Events; Waugh-Pitts Design + Frederic Tandy of Ratinaud French Cuisine; Norman Flynn Design + chef Brad Wammes of Kitchen Door Catering; M Home + chef Mark Gray of Brooklyn Warehouse; Goldsworthy Design + chef Ryan Hayes of Resto Urban Dining; Lydon Lynch Architects + Feisty Chef Renée Lavallée; Rooftight Construction + chef Derrick Maurais of Fiasco; and NSCAD Faculty and Alumni + chef David Woodley of Gio.
The results will come together the evening of where the designers and chefs will discuss what inspired their creations and to see—and taste—the results of their hard work. The gala will also feature pop-up galleries of local artwork , a silent auction, as well as wine, beer and spirit samples from the region.
We know you will be completely wowed by what each designer and chef will come up with,” says Patty Baxter, East Coast Living publisher. “We are excited to work with these design and culinary professionals to present this event in Halifax.”
The event takes place in a transformed Olympic Community Centre at 2304 Hunter Street in Halifax. The design spaces will be open for public viewing from each evening, and from on the weekend.