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The Loft Gala: Dressing Up For A Great Cause!

By on April 18, 2016

Fashionistas, art lovers and foodies have been waiting all year to be part of the prestigious Loft Gala. Celebrating their 2nd anniversary, The Loft Gala, hosted at The Hilton Lac Leamy, celebrates fashion, art, culture and live music…and, we can’t leave out the amazing culinary creations that will be showcased at the event.

In partnership with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, The Loft Gala ‘brings together notable figures and leaders from all spectrums of the community and provides an exclusive opportunity for networking, socializing and cross-industry exposure in luxurious surroundings’.

All proceeds from this glamourous and captivating event will be going to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, an essential Canadian organization dedicated to cancer survivorship and cancer coaching in Eastern Ontario.

I asked Bruno Racine, CEO of The Loft Gala, why this event is so important to him and his reasons to be so involved. Racine explained that his main focus is to help cancer patients, “specifically cancer coaching and clinical trials which is not covered by our health system but yet has tremendous success when chemo nor radiation is an option. I’ve seen many patients who were given a few months to live and with clinical trials they are still alive after a few years, with a good quality of life. That’s why I’m doing this and that’s why Ottawa is so supportive of what I do”.

What better way to raise funds than gathering people from all industries at a classy and extremely entertaining soirée over a 4 course meal paired & prepared by Hilton’s Executive Chef Denis Girard.
Racine also wanted to place emphasis on the importance of the event as “it brings together leaders of many different industries such as entertainment, beauty, fashion, political, financial, sport, legal, food & beverage, high-tech, diplomatic and socialites and many more…what a great networking opportunity for everyone! It’s a win-win for all”. And I couldn’t agree more!

This year, The Loft Gala will be transporting us back in time as we will be mesmerized with the glitz and glamour of the big band era. Performances by a live 18-piece big band orchestra and the enchanting vocals of Juno Award winning Jazz artist Sophie Milman will no doubt set the tone to this incredible evening.

What to expect at this year’s Loft Gala:

• International designer Eyal Zimerman, Designer from Tel Aviv, Israel will be presenting his haute couture collection;
• Performances by: Sophie Milman and Yaa-Hemaa and The Stan Clark Orchestra;
• Exceptional 4 course dinner prepared by award-winning Hilton Lac Leamy Executive Chef Denis Girard.
• Silent and live auction of exceptional items

Important information to know

Date and Time: Saturday, 30 April 2016 from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: The Hilton Lac Leamy3 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau
Cost: Individual tickets are $300 and Ambassador table tickets are $250 each. Tickets can be purchased here.

Ready yourself for an evening full of splendour for all the senses from the beautiful visuals from the haute couture line to the culinary delights from an award winning chef to the mesmerizing sounds of a Juno award winning jazz artist. And the best part is knowing that the money raised will be supporting a charity that touches so many lives.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

After a long day, a rich and tasty avocado, egg and bacon salad was the way to go!!🥑🥚🥓😍😋

And the pièce de résistance, triple-cream Brie with @artisinbakery baguette - the perfect match for such a meal. 

At this rate, indulgence should be my nickname 😉

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Sophistication, opulent decor, and beautiful luxury desserts - this is @delyseesottawa 🍰🍮
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Read The Food Tease column in the Spring/Summer issue of @luxeottawamagazine on how Delysees's Creative Director, Fred Naggar, successfully left awe-inspiring footprints in the fashion world to embark on a new adventure with his wife - the world of high-end desserts.😋🍰😍
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Sweets for the sweets... Enjoy!
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Happy Easter, everyone!!🐣 🐰
Enjoying my family's Easter tradition of our colourful egg fight...I didn't win, but there's always next year 😉
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Friday night, I had the privilege of attending the 2024 Canadian Culinary Championships - Mystery Wine Challenge - People's Choice Award🥇🥇@greatkitchenparty
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Congratulations to all the chefs involved in this intense competition. The chefs needed to create a dish to pair with the mystery wine. Each chef was given a tricky budget of $550 for the 250 guests. I was witnessing creativity at its best!!😋
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The winning dish🥇 (centered in the middle of the photo) was created by JP Dublado: Red Deer Resort and Casino, Red Deer AB
Dish: beet & soy cured albacore tuna - ponzu gel - tomato water - puffed wild rice - beet green oil
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Amazing talent from all the chefs as they paired with the mystery wine (a 2021 Lailey Vineyard Zweigelt)🍷🍷
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Planning for your BIG wedding day💍 and looking for something different than the traditional bachelorette party? 🎉🎉
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Then you need to read my solo Montreal getaway article featured in the latest issue of @ottawawedding magazine.
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Special thanks to @montreal for the beautiful experiences.
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Amongst the amazing activities:
● High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton 🍾🥂
● Pampering at the Scandinave Spa 💆🏼‍♀️and at Le Germain Hotel 
● Visiting the beautiful light show at the Botanical Gardens ⚘️✨️
● Culinary experiences at the Foxy restaurant and discovering local restaurants during a food tour😋😋
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Solo getaway or with a friend or two, any reason to visit and experience Montréal is a good one!! 😍🤗
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With its countless cultural activities and experiences, one can easily enjoy this beautiful city! And let's not forget their food scene... that alone is reason enough to visit!!😍😋
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I think it's time for you to discover, and for some, REDISCOVER Montreal! 🤩🤩
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I am very proud to share my culinary "observer" perspective regarding @lecordonbleuottawa culinary workshops in the latest issue of @luxeottawamagazine 😊
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Visiting my alma mater and watching the culinary workshop from a different lens reinforced the rationale as to why I pursued my culinary education…the pleasure of savouring the fruits of your labour. 😋
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It is this journey that ignited my passion for cooking, helped hone my skills, and introduced me to a world of flavours and techniques that continue to inspire me to this day. And perhaps it will inspire you as well!👨‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳
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Check out the article and the new culinary workshops being offered. Enjoy the adventure!!😊🤗
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Where's my rubber ducky 🐤😉?! 
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A year ago this week, I was enjoying some bath time while in @discoverdominica 🏖🏝😍
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Dominica's lush scenery is extraordinary, and I'm grateful to have been invited to visit their beautiful island😊😊
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Visiting Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs was perfect to relax and rid of some unwanted stress. And the outdoor bath surrounded by all that green landscape was simply the BEST! An unforgettable experience! 🤩
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Put Dominica on your travel list. You'll love it!!❤️❤️
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What goes better together than Champagne and lobster?! Nothing, except MORE Champagne...hence the magnum of Veuve!🍾🥂🦞
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This is the definition of indulgence. 😉
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Why wait for special occasions?! Enjoy what makes you happy whenever the mood strikes! 
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Carpe diem!!🍾🥂😍
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