Tue Jan 26 09:07:00 -1000 2010 | Joe Facciolo
On February 3rd, food and wine lovers can join Whistler Tasting Tours at four Whistler restaurants with all proceeds going to UNICEF’s Haiti relief efforts. Wine pairings are being offered for FREE.
Whistler, B.C, January 25th, 2010 – Whistler Tasting Tours and its partner restaurants are offering the Finer Things Tour at a reduced rate on Wednesday, February 3rd, with all proceeds going towards UNICEF’s Haiti relief efforts. Guests can taste food and local wines at four of Whistler’s top restaurants while supporting this very important cause. All wine pairings will be added for free for attending guests.
Each respective restaurant on tour has generously donated a different course of the dinner. Additional proceeds will be generated from a silent auction at the end of the tour. Auction items include restaurant gift certificates and prints from a local photographer.
“It’s difficult to imagine what it must be like in Haiti after this tragic earthquake,” said Skai Dalziel, co-founder of Whistler Tasting Tours. “We are extremely fortunate to grow up in a Country like Canada where natural disasters are rare. It is important for us to stay conscious and empathetic to the struggles of the less fortunate around the world.”
“The feeling that we needed to do something had been simmering since the disaster occurred”, added Joe Facciolo, co-founder of Whistler Tasting Tours. “When we approached our restaurant partners everyone was very supportive and more than happy to make generous donations. It really says something about the giving spirit of the restaurant community in Whistler.”
In conjunction with Whistler Tasting Tours, the restaurants involved in hosting the event are The Bearfoot Bistro, Hy’s Steakhouse, Quattro, and The Mountain Club, with gift certificates being provided by Elements, Kypriaki Norte, Gibbons Hospitality Group and photographic prints provided by Blake Jorgenson.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release contact Joe Facciolo or visit www.whistlertastingtours.com.
Whistler Tasting Tours has been in operation since November 2008.
Joe Facciolo, Co-Founder
Whistler Tasting Tours