A Love Shared Raises Money for ALS Research on the North Fork

Claudia and Gerry Hayden
Claudia and Gerry Hayden

The North Fork Table & Inn and a group of top Long Island chefs have banded together under the name “A Love Shared” to aid in the fight against Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the tragic progressive neuro-degenerative condition best known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

In support of The North Fork Table & Inn’s chef Gerry Hayden, who suffers from ALS, the group is putting on a family-style benefit dinner next month, preceded by a wine and amuse bouche tasting. The organizers and chefs hope to raise $75,000 for ALS research and quality of life care for Hayden, their good friend, on Sunday, October 13 at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue.

While the dinner is a fundraiser for a worthy cause, it’s also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for discerning foodies and diners. The evening will feature chefs from across the Island, including Lia Fallon of The Riverhead Project, Tom Schaudel of ALure and AMano, Terry Harwood of Blue Canoe and Vine, Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming of The North Fork Table & Inn, Keith Luce of The Square, Michael Meehan of H20 Seafood Grill, Christian Mir of Stone Creek Inn, Joseph Realmuto of Nick & Toni’s, Guy Reuge of Mirabelle and John Ross.

Provisions will be provided by Browder’s Birds, Catapano Farms, Deep Roots Farm, 8 Hands Farm, Invincible Summer Farms, Mar-Gene Farms, McCall Ranch, Oysterpond Farms, Race Rock Oysters and Taste of the North Fork.

Only 200 tickets will be sold for the event and they cost $250 apiece. A Love Shared is also accepting donations, which can be made by clicking here.

Visit aloveshared.com to buy tickets and learn more about this event and the cause.

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