We are pleased to invite you to a very special fiesta in support of Heart-Links hosted by HLs board member Michelle Pierce-Hamilton (owner of London’s Tea Lounge) and the very talented Ivano Poblano, culinary artist of Mexican cuisine. The evening promises to be a unique cultural and full sensory experience!

WHEN: August 10, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 7 p.m. Dinner courses will follow at approximately 8 p.m. Guests are welcome to mingle, linger, enjoy the music, beverages and Latin Love until 11 p.m.

WHERE: The Tea Lounge, 268 Piccadilly Street, London, ON N6A 1S4 (View Map)

Wednesday & Thursday:  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:  11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Here’s what’s in store:

    Enjoy 5 incredible courses all hand-made, all fresh, all authentic! Don’t let the fact that Ivano Poblano operates out of a food truck fool you: this man practises true food artistry that honours his cultural roots as well as the foodie’s delight in quality fresh cuisine. Originally from Mexico, Ivan blends the dishes he learned to make from his mother with his talent for crafting brand new creations. “I make all my food from scratch . . . I use my Mexican roots,” he says. “When Mexican people come, they say to me, ‘I’ve never had something like this, even in Mexico!’ But they [still] feel like it’s Mexican food.”
  • Meet HEART-LINKS LAZOS DE CORAZÓN, which this Latin Love evening supports:
    As our special guest, Heart-Links will share a short introduction with images that connect you to the projects Heart-Links supports in education, leadership training, women’s empowerment and health, among others. You may even feel inspired to consider the upcoming 2020 Solidarity Trip to northern Peru, and walk in solidarity with people from another part of the world!
  • TEA & LATIN-INSPIRED TEA MARGARITAS by The Tea Lounge & beTeas:
    There is nothing a tea sommelier loves more than making new creative & delicious tea-inspired infusions to match authentic cuisine creations! Two special tea margaritas will be available at this Latin Love dining event!
  • MUSIC (we’ll make you want to dance or, at the very least, bop in your seat!):
    A key thing Michelle and Ivan share is a love of music and dancing . . . and no “Latin Love” party is complete without a spicy soundtrack of Latin music. Our space may be cozy and intimate but there is plenty of room for the odd hip or shoulder pop!

Enjoy homemade fresh, authentic Mexican food, excellent tea & tea-infused cocktails while supporting an amazing London-based organization that is making a real difference in Peru.

There will be only one seating for this Latin Love Experience, to a maximum of 30 seats. Book your spot early so you don’t miss out! THIS EVENT IS VEGETARIAN with VEGAN OPTIONS. All dishes are gluten-free.