David Gomes Honored at 12th Annual CityFeast in Boston’s North End

CityFeast and Joslin Diabetes Center honored 26-year-old David Gomes on Sunday night for his pursuits to help children living with diabetes. David has been living with type 1 diabetes for 25 years. After graduating from the MCPHS Physician Assistant program in Boston, Joslin inspired him to want to work in the field of pediatric Endocrinology. David shows children that they can live a full life even with the daily struggles and responsibilities that come with having type 1. Read more

CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes

The 12th Annual CityFeast in the North End will offer the chance to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at seven of the most exclusive restaurants in Boston: Antico Forno, Aria Trattoria, Bricco, Lucca, Taranta, Terramia Ristorante, and Tresca. Tickets include a five-course dinner with wine pairings at one of the participating restaurants and proceeds will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center’s greatest needs in research, education, and clinical care. Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s preeminent diabetes research and care organization, located right here in Boston. 6 p.m. $150 per guest. joslin.org


Haute Spots Boston: CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes

Even though the New Year is always full of promises for healthier resolutions, we say there’s always room to indulge, especially if it’s for a good cause. That’s just what CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes promises on Sunday, January 29.

The 12th annual event, which includes a five-course dinner and wine pairings being held throughout several North End restaurants, is this year honoring 26-year-old David Gomes for living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 25 years. David’s mother, Carla Agrippino Gomes, owner of Antico Forno and Terramia Ristorante, created CityFeast as a way of giving back to Joslin Diabetes Center, where her son has continued to receive life-saving care since his diagnosis on his first birthday. Read more

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Joslin Diabetes Center honors Carla Gomes

John Brooks, David Gomes, Carla Gomes, and Keith Lockhart.
From left: John Brooks, David Gomes, Carla Gomes, and Keith Lockhart.


Pops maestro Keith Lockhart shared a laugh backstage at Symphony Hall with Joslin Diabetes Center president John Brooks and David Gomes, a patient whose mom, North End restaurateur Carla Gomes, was honored at Joslin’s annual Evening at Pops. The owner of Antico Forno and Terramia, Gomes organized “CityFeast,’’ a North End noshfest benefiting Joslin.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein Globe Staff  

A weekend of food and festivities

Carla Gomes, John Brooks, Francesca Bastarache, and Mayor Menino at the Joslin Diabetes Center’s 7th Annual CityFeast.
From left: Carla Gomes, John Brooks, Francesca Bastarache, and Mayor Menino at the Joslin Diabetes Center’s 7th Annual CityFeast.

Celeb chef Todd English was one of the famous faces at Mohegan Sun’s wine festival over the weekend. . . . Mayor Tom Menino , WGBH’s Emily Rooney , Joslin Diabetes Center CEO John Brooks , and City Councilor Sal Lamattina , were among the 200 who participated in the Joslin Diabetes Center’s 7th Annual CityFeast, an event founded by Antico Forno and Terramia owner Carla Gomes.

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By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe Staff / January 31, 2012