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Bakes for Breast Cancer at L’Andana

April 27, 2017

Every year we look forward to taking part in the annual Bakes for Breast Cancer week and raising proceeds to support the organization through dessert sales of a custom dessert on our menu. This year Boston Bakes week runs from Monday, May 8th through Sunday, May 14th, and we encourage you to join us for a delicious dish for a wonderful cause!

This year, Pastry Chef Suzanne Giaquinto is offering a beautiful Spring Semifreddo. Served “Baked Alaska style,” it’s a raspberry semifreddo with pistachio sponge cake, fresh raspberry coulis, and candied pistachios. It also happens to be gluten free so many of our guests can partake! We love the semifreddo’s creamy texture, paired with the light fluffiness of the pistachio cake, and the bright flavor of ripe raspberries.

All proceeds of the Spring Semifreddo during the week of May 8th will go directly to Bakes for Breast Cancer and their mission to "further research, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer by supporting breast cancer research and treatment institutes.” The Medical Advisory Board at Bakes for Breast Cancer determines the best use of funds raised and are focusing on the up-and-coming research of young investigators, like that of Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH. We’re happy to be able to help them further their mission, one sweet at a time! 

Our sister restaurants, MistralTeatroMoooSorellina and Ostra are all also participating by including a signature Bakes for Breast Cancer dessert on their menus. You can even find honey from our beehives used in the creation of Ostra’s dessert, a Strawberry Rhubarb Tart which includes Honey-Ricotta Ice Cream. We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us at any of our Columbus Hospitality Group restaurants to take part and make a difference! It's also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate an early Mother's Day with Mom! 

Bakes for Breast Cancer has also expanded outside of Boston, to include a week in Rhode Island (May 14th – May 20th) and a week on the Cape & Islands (June 5th – June 11th). For the full list of participating restaurants in the Boston area, and more information on the charity, check their website

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