There truly is nothing better than getting the chance to eat something seriously amazing while also helping to do some good. That truism will be taken to new heights all this week during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. Here’s how it works: go to any of the dozens of participating restaurants and order the “special dessert” (it should be labeled on the dessert menu, but do ask if you have any questions). The restaurant will then donate 100% of the dessert’s proceeds to the Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund, which works to raise awareness of and try to find a cure for breast cancer. It’s a great cause and when else do you have an excuse to make running out for say, a frozen rhubarb souffle, with shortbread cookies, fresh raspberries and raspberry coulis at Excelsior a priority? Or some warm chocolate cake with coffee reduction and candied kumquat at Aujourd’hui or even the strawberry-rhubarb crisp with almond milk ice and oatmeal tuille at The Metropolitan Club? Really, you’d better just try them all. After all, it is for charity.
Many thanks to Carol from Table Critic for letting us know about the event.