With food and drinks from some of the best restaurants in Boston, guests delighted in sushi from Fuji at West of Chestnut, tacos from Gala Co-Chair Taniya Nayak’s new restaurant Antique Taqueria, salad prepared by celebrity chef Jason Santos of Buttermilk and Bourbon, craft cocktails created by master mixologist Jarek Mountain of Lion’s Tail Boston, tahini shrimp noodle bowls from Legal Seafoods, and “the Herc” prepared by James Beard award–winning chef Joey Adams from Saloniki Greek.


thank you to our generous 2017 food and beverage sponsors

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design partners

This year we are highlighting restaurants like never before. BAC students and professional designers competed in a challenge to create the unique design features for the tasting booths at the event. The collaborations were inspired by the establishments’ design styles and the food and/or drinks served. Teams were given five hours to fabricate the signs with a combination of new and recycled material and a variety of innovative fabrication techniques.

Restaurant Design Partners Student Designers
Antique Taqueria Taniya Nayak Prachi Bhinde, Ulrick Vernet
Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Kristen Fritsch Chinwendu Ibe, Raghed Bakir
Boston Harbor Distillery Steven Baron Adalma Mendez-Eaton
Buttermilk and Bourbon Erica Diskin Kailin Zhao, Namrata Shah
Down the Road Brewery Dane Austin Gouttaman Ananda Selvan, Saket Patel
Fuji at West on Chestnut HM Khoo Qiren Zhao, Chen Chen
Legal Seafoods Jana Belack Natalie Goodin, Anirudha Dighe
Lion’s Tail Eric Roseff Maria Martinez Romo, Genevieve Messina
Saloniki Greek Steven Favereau
& Ana Vera
Sarah Woodward
Tavolo Ristorante Sheri Fabian Magali Gonzalez, Paula Pena
Trade Soramy Le Sean Gross