On June 22nd, for the second time, I attended one of the best parties of the season held at Goldfish Kitchen in Yaletown. This was the 2nd Annual Summer Splash an event that raised over $50,000 to support the Vancouver Native Health Society.
Guests were treated throughout the night to cocktails , lots of red and white wine samples from Duckhorn Wines and martinis along with tasty small bites by Chef Scott Pratico. My favourites included the Thai Chicken Flatbread, Pulled Pork Steam Buns, Crab Salad Cones, Fried Risotto Balls, Chocolate Covered Triple Sec stuffed Strawberries and the Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches filled with strawberry pannacota.
Doreen Littlejohn, Nurse Coordinator of The Positive Outlook Clinic at VNHS commented: “This is the second year Goldfish Pacific Kitchen’s Summer Splash event has raised a significant sum of money for our organization. Last year we were able to install two brand new kitchens – this year the money means we will be able to provide even more of the services that are so vital to the 150 people who come through our door each day.”
The evening included a bikini fashion show by acclaimed designer Anna Kosturova featuring her beautiful and revealing bikini and swimwear designs and with the support of Sports Illustrated itself, guests were able to leave with a copy of this year’s Swimsuit Edition. A salsa dance performance kept guests entertained – and the live auction featured items such as a specially commissioned painting by Tiko Kerr and a dinner at the Kanke’s water front residence, catered by Goldfish corporate Chef Pratico and hosted by Global BC News anchor Chris Gailus.
I had a wonderful time at this years’ Summer Splash!
By: Richard Wolak