Walter Mencken 11 a.m., May 24
Good Cause Brings Out Good Cooks
Two of San Diego's best chefs who've been off the radar for quite some time are taking temporary respite from their hermitism to help out a cause. Amy DiBiase — who rose to fame at Laurel (now Cucina Urbana) in Bankers Hill, served up exquisite Mediterranean fare at Roseville in Point Loma, and got Old Town's Cosmopolitan up and running — will don her whites in public (versus the back-of-house consulting she's been doing since saying adios to the Cosmo) along with Brian Sinnott, who recently hung up his kitchen clogs after resigning from 1500 Ocean at the Hotel Del Coronado.
The impetus? The chance to help Feeding America San Diego, the county's largest distributor of donated food at Hospitality for Hunger, a fundraising barbecue and canned food/donation drive being held at Mosaic Wine Bar in North Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.
Joining the aforementioned duo will be equally talented chefs Olivier Bioteau from University Heights' Farm House Cafe and Anthony Sinsay from Harney Sushi in Old Town. Given the caliber of this quartet, the cover charge of $20 seems as much a charity as the nonprofit that will benefit.
All proceeds raised from Hospitality for Hunger will benefit the organization's Feeding Kids programs. FASD services 73,000 families, children, and seniors each week through a network of 180-plus partner agencies, community distributions, and various programs. For more information, visit www.hospitalityforhunger.org or call 858-452-3663.
pictured: Amy DeBiase
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