Five years ago, the Taste of the Magic City was born out of a desire to deliver hungry Birminghamians from poverty. This week, from Oct. 19–22, M-POWER Ministries will once again seek to raise funds through a variety of fun dining events.
“Poverty is not about money,” M-Power’s mission statement reads. “People trapped in generational poverty need more than money to escape the cycle that debilitates families from having enough. Enough bread for hungry mouths. Enough education to find employment. Enough health to try. Enough emotional support to dream. Enough faith to persevere.”
The Taste of the Magic City begins with Restaurant Give-Back Day. Participating restaurants including Hamburger Heaven, The Red Cat Coffee House and The Abbey will donate a portion of their proceeds to M-POWER Ministries.
On Tuesday evening the Farm-to-Table Experience, hosted by Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar, will give diners the opportunity to experience farm fresh produce and local foods specially paired with wine and beer selections.
Wednesday’s dinner plans revolve around the Taste’s Italian Wine Dinner at Silvertron Café. Silvertron chef and owner Marco Morosini will serve a traditional four-course dinner featuring an appetizer of beef en croute, followed by a pasta course of Carbonara and linguine in a creamy bacon sauce, all served with coordinating Italian wines.
To round out the week, Thursday night offers Taste Live! at BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft, “a culinary masterpiece of local delicacies featuring our city’s finest chefs and restaurants,” according to the Taste’s website. Presenting restaurants include Five, Holmstead Fines and Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint.
For a full schedule of events including times and ticket prices, visit tasteofthemagiccity.com.