Few evenings compare to Boston Medical Center’s Food for Thought Gala, an eye-opening and thought-provoking holiday meal, sans the crazy, annoying relatives.
Held at the Mandarin Oriental, the evening attracted the likes of major donors Steve and Joan Belkin, the flawless Amy Fisher, Teutonic uber-babe Molly Schoeck, Four Seasons head honcho Bill Taylor and the gorgeous Karyn, Back Bay chatelaine Jeryl Oristaglio, the Karger twins, Wes and Paul, with their respective other halves, Ashley Karger and Melissa Donovan, IVF pioneer Merle Berger and his political activist wife, Bonnie, the ethereal Mary Wolfson, catering mogul Dan Mathieu and the absurdly handsome Tom Potter, mega-philanthropists Randi and Joel Cutler, newlyweds Sam Mendoza and Yarden Fraiman, and mistress of ceremonies Heather Unruh, to name a mere smattering.
Dinner was delicious, and the speaking program had the crowd dabbing their eyes and scratching their heads, as they learned the latest about the Grow Clinic and BMC, including the fact that the new rooftop farm produced five thousand pounds of food in its first year. The evening’s best remark came after a guest had red wine spilled on him. His response: “No worries. It’ll hide the blood stains.” ◆
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