Residents of our valley joined their hearts and hands for a fundraising dining-out adventure called “Dinners from the Heart” in support of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.
More than 400 community members, neighbors and friends dined at one of the 30-plus participating restaurants to help fund Hathaway-Sycamores' comprehensive continuum of therapeutic and other support service for children and families.
This year's “Dinner from the Heart” raised more than $55,000. The event was co-chaired by Bob and Gregg Smith of Smith Brothers Restaurant Corporation and Los Altos Auxiliary, which was founded right here in La Cañada Flintridge. Since its inception in 1991, “Dinners from the Heart” has raised more than $650,000.
This year also included a series of dinners that featured special and informative guests. The “celebs” at the designated dinners included contemporary American artist Peter Adams and his wife, Elaine, at the Parkway Grill; artistic director and conductor of Muse/Ique Rachael Worby at Gale's restaurant; horse racing's winningest jockey, Laffit Pincay Jr., at the Derby restaurant; winemaker Dave Vergari of Vergari Wines at the Raymond; and winemaker Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe at Noir Food & Wine. Wes grew up here in LCF.