Sounds from the Chello Hollyday Band set the tune for a mouthwatering evening of food sampling at the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women’s 27th annual Gourmet Feastival. Fifty food and beverage purveyors dished out samples to Feastival attendees in the event room at Armature Works. From the Italian cuisine of Timpano Italian Chophouse to the sweets of Cakes by Criz, the array of food that guests could choose from seemed endless. Attendees could also watch chefs prepare samples. Yacht Starship’s chef Mike Russell prepared scallops in the VIP room, filling the air with the sound and smell of sizzling seafood. Fruit displays decorated the room, adding color to the already fruitful event. The event raised about $70,000, the net of which will contribute to center’s mission of supporting the personal and professional success of women and girls. The Centre for Women strives to educate and empower women through leadership and business programs and employment and counseling services.