Boston University Academy to Host Culinary Tasting Event & Auction, A Taste of BUA

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 |

(Boston) – Boston University Academy (BUA) will hold its 12th annual benefit auction A Taste of BUA at 6:30 PM on Friday, April 8, 2011. The event will be hosted by NECN’s TV Diner personality, Billy Costa, and will include both live and silent auctions. Guests will enjoy tastings from area restaurants including Fugakyu, Capital Grille, Eastern Standard, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, South End Buttery, West End Johnnies, Not Your Average Joe’s and Catering on the Charles. A Taste of BUA will be held in Boston University’s celebrated 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston), which will feature a collaborative art show from local artists.

Silent and live auction items will include exotic vacation packages, tickets to sporting events and concerts, stays at luxurious hotels and gift cards for area merchants. Tickets for A Taste of BUA can be purchased for $75 per person (open bar) at All proceeds generated by the auction will directly benefit financial aid assistance for qualified students enrolling at Boston University Academy.

Boston University Academy is a small, day school for students in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1993, the Academy offers a “ceilingless” educational experience, one in which students’ zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable. Academy students may begin taking courses at Boston University in their junior year, earning college credit in up to twelve courses by graduation. For more information, please visit