Fundraising and Special Events
Inspired by The Stop’s mission to connect people around good food and thriving gardens, they created Big Night at the Green Barn—a vibrant celebration of the rich history of growing food in Toronto.
This vital fundraiser has since grown into a beloved local tradition. Every June, guests gather to enjoy a magnificent family-style meal inspired by classic Italian home cooking and prepared by some of the city’s finest chefs. Since the first Big Night in 2009, over 3,500 guests have raised $1,944,710 for The Stop’s community programs.
Thank you for joining us in 2019!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Reception: 6pm, Dinner: 7pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
Albert Ponzo, The Royal
Crispy polenta, pecorino and spring pesto
Monica Bettson, The Stop Community Food Centre
Antipasto platter: roasted and marinated Ontario vegetables, orange and thyme olives, Prairie Boy crostini, a trio of seasonal dips
Daniel Galletti and Sarah Wilcox, Pusateri’s
Warm Ricotta Bowl
Gabrielle Paganelli,Speducci Mercatto
Lorenzo Loseto, George Restaurant
Crocchette di mozzarella with arugula salad
Elena Morelli and Eron Novalski, Aria, Noce
Risotto with wild mushrooms, sweet peas, stracciatella di burrata
Ted Corrado, The Drake
Slow-roasted Cumbrae’s lamb shoulder, wilted dandelion with peperoncini and white anchovy salsa
Giovanna Alonzi, Sud Forno, Terroni
Gelato and bomboline, nutella and cream
Big Night couldn’t happen without the passion, generosity, and hard work of our volunteer-led Event Committee.
On behalf of the many thousands of people who rely on The Stop’s food access and community-building programs, we thank you!
Freddy De Gasperis, Deena DelZotto, Johnny Guglietti, Stephen Longo, John Montesano, Christina Sorbara, Saverio Veltri
Contact Cara for more information.
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