A Taste for Life


You're Invited to A Taste for Life!
April 25th you are invited to join us for'A Taste for Life, a delicious annual fundraiser that helps us to support folks living with and affected by HIV in our communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand-Norfolk and Brant. It's easy to participate - all you need to do is dine at one of our fabulous partner restaraunts on April 25th, and 25% of your bill is donated to The AIDS Network! It's that easy to make a difference. Our current list of participating restaurants is:

The Purple Pear 
946 Barton St E, Hamilton

The Cat 'N' Fiddle 
174 John St S, Hamilton

La Piazza Allegra
180 James St S, Hamilton

The Diplomat
43 King William St, Hamilton

Barra Fion
1505 Guelph Line #10a, Burlington

Reservations are strongly encouraged. More restaurants will be announced in the coming days so stay tuned for updates!


Where will you dine on April 25th? 

Celebrating 20 years of Hope Made Delicious, A Taste for Life started in Ottawa in 1999 in support of Bruce House and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation.
Since then Taste has been joined by 21 communities from Hamilton to Saskatoon, Toronto to Sudbury, London to Calgary.

Participating Taste restaurants open their doors on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 and donate 25% of their evening sales to AIDS Service Organizations in their community. Support folks in your community by going out to dinner at one of our participating restraunts, its that easy to make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand Norfolk and Brant! 


Latest News 

We are pleased to announce our newest addition to A Taste for Life partner restaraunts - Bara Fion Tapas & Barrel.  The newest addition to the Gators Restaurant family, which has been a Burlington tradition since 1994, Barra Fion offers a from-scratch menu of Spanish style and other world tapas and share plates, paired with a second-to-none selection of craft and import beers and a wine menu sourced from all the great wine regions of the world. Join us at Barra Fion on April 25th for A Taste for Life!



This year we are welcoming a new partner restaurant – The Diplomat, the newest addition to the Hamilton dining scene from the people who brought you the Aberdeen Tavern and The French. Occupying the space formerly known as Baltimore House, The Diplomat is a casual, diverse eatery inspired from global street scenes and markets. With a focus on great cuisine, beverage, atmosphere, music, art, and diversity, the Diplomat hopes to contribute toward Hamilton’s evolving narrative by providing a space that celebrates all things culture. Join us on April 25th at The Diplomat for A Taste for Life!

Announcing our first major event sponsor, TD Canada Trust will be supporting The AIDS Network's A Taste for Life fundraiser for the third consecutive year! We are greatly appreciative of the ongoing support of this important fundraising event, helping us improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV in our communities.     


Another fabulous previous partner restaraunt is returning for A Taste For Life - La Piazza Allegra offers a traditional Italian food with a contemporary twist, with menus created by award winning chef Mark Farrugia with a fusion of traditional family dishes and specialties. Join us for A Taste for Life at La Piazza Allegra on Wednesday, April 25th!  


We are pleased to announce that long-time supporter and previous partner restaurant The Cat ‘N’ Fiddle will be joining us once again for A Taste for Life 2018! Your little bit of Britain in Hamilton, The Cat 'N' Fiddle is a family owned and run British pub established in 1993. Specializing in tasty pub fare, daily food specials and 16 drafts to choose from, and some of Hamilton’s friendliest staff. Join us for A Taste for Life at The Cat ‘N’ Fiddle on Wednesday, April 25th!



We are pleased to announce that The Purple Pear will once again be joining our list of participating restaurants for A Taste for Life 2018! Located in the former Martin’s Steakhouse, Hamilton’s First Steakhouse, founded in 1948 by professional wrestler Martin Hutzler, that same quality continues with the Purple Pear. One evening at The Purple Pear and you will see why this historic restaurant and established restaurant have merged to provide you with the extraordinary quality to which Hamiltonians have become accustomed. Join us at The Purple Pear on Wednesday, April 25th. 




Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018