This past Wednesday City Harvest's young professionals group, Generation Harvest, held its eleventh annual Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party at the Metropolitan Pavilion. During the event, guests had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, featuring numerous goodies, both food and non-food related, as well as sample eats and libations from some of New York's best restaurants and bars. This year's event had over 650 attendees and raised over $230,000 to support City Harvest's mission of feeding NYC's hungry.
Participating restaurants for Summer in the City 2012 included Ardesia Wine Bar, Asellina Ristorante,
Barbounia, Benchmark Restaurant, Betel Bar & Kitchen, BLT Burger, The Bronx Brewery, Butcher
Bar, China Grill, Ciao Bella Gelato Co., Coppelia Restaurant, Corsino Cantina, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que,
Ditch Plains, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Ed's Chowder House, En Japanese Brasserie, Fort Reno, Hecho
En Dumbo, The Hurricane Club, Jimmy At The James Hotel, Jimmy's No. 43, La Esquina, La Mar
Cebicheria, L'Artusi, Luke’s Lobster Bar, Maison Premiere, Maya, The Meatball Shop, Michael Jordan's
The Steak House N.Y.C, Mile End Delicatessen, Nespresso, Oceana, Osteria Il Paiolo, Pearl Oyster
Bar, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes, Serendipitea, Sixpoint Brewery, The Stanton Social, Sushisamba, Tom Cat
Bakery, Tonnie's Minis, The Treats Truck, Valrhona Chocolate, Wallsé. The Beach Club VIP Lounge
included Surf & Turf from Ardesia Wine Bar, BLT Burger, Luke’s Lobster, and Pearl Oyster Bar.
Curious as to what some of the best bites of the night were? The Korean tacos from Coppelia Restaurant, the 'four alarm' chili from Butcher Bar, the pulled pork sliders from Dinosaur BBQ, and the ditch dogs from Ditch Plains were among the most scrumptious, while a scoop of mango sorbet from Ciao Bella was a perfectly refreshing way to wash it all down. That being said, not one spot disappointed and there really were too many places to talk about them all! You'll have to just check it out for yourself next year if you really want the scoop on this great event.