9th Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival to benefit Peter Munk Cardiac
Centre and McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University
TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Bringing together the brightest minds in
medical research, top international culinary talent and acclaimed
vintners, the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival, presented by Rogers, is Canada's premier wine and culinary fundraiser
for medical research and innovation. For Festival Pass Holders, the
event takes place November 1 and 2.
Since 2005, Grand Cru has not only raised visibility of the impressive
work of the University Health Network (UHN), but more than $11.4
million to support scientific research and fund key program areas at
Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital, UHN. Proceeds
from this year's Festival will benefit the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine where funds will be used collaboratively for research in heart,
arthritis, vision and diabetes.
Attracting an exceptional group of Toronto's corporate and philanthropic
community along with influential Canadian and international guests, the
Festival includes the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival Live Auction and
Halpern Portfolio Wine Tasting events* and the Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience where top chefs including
Daniel Boulud, Mark McEwan and Massimo Capra collaborate with acclaimed
vintners such as Château Latour, Château Margaux and Antinori to create
specialized dinner menus and wine pairings in 30 spectacular private
homes across the city for guests. Each home will also host a
world-renowned University Health Network medical scientist.
Additional Festival sponsors include Miele and Grand Touring
For further information about Grand Cru, including a full list of
participating hosts, chefs, wine estates and UHN scientists, please
You can also follow the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation on
Twitter at @tgwhf or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tgwhf. For Grand Cru-related communications, use #GrandCru2013.
* The Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival Live Auction and Halpern Portfolio
Wine Tasting events take place every other year.
SOURCE: Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
For further information:
For media inquiries please contact:
Andrea Flanders, Zeno Group
For sponsorship inquiries please contact:
Megan Goldwell, Toronto General
& Western Hospital Foundation