Where have I been over the last 15 or so years that this event has been going on? I don’t know. However, I’m making a vow to try to attend it every year from this point on! Michel Richard is one of my favorite chefs in the entire world!
Sweet Hope Dessert for Toys is a Dessert Reception to benefit the children at St. Jude’s Hospital. This is a charity near and dear to my heart. Each guest is asked to bring only one unwrapped, new toy or a monetary donation in exchange for an all you can eat buffet of the finest gourmet desserts Michel Richard’s Citronelle has to offer during the holiday season. As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, it wasn’t hard for me to sample and devour each of the tarts, cakes, cookies and candies offered along with the delectable and rich hot cocoa.
The reception featured a lovely and talented musical choir that performed classical holiday songs. The event only lasted two hours and there were plenty of goodies left. The gracious and generous staff made sure everyone was sent home with a nicely filled goody bag of the sweetest left-overs you could fit into one bag.
For more information on donating to the children of St. Jude, check out: www.stjude.org