Joie de Vivre at Le Taste of France at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 is the first ever two-day event celebrating French cuisine and the French way of life. Join renowned French food personalities from some of New York’s best restaurants as they join forces to prepare for guests a comprehensive guide to the diverse culinary offerings that France has to offer. With all proceeds of the event going to Action Against Hunger, guests will enjoy food and drinks, a French flea market, live music by popular French musicians, wine tasting seminars, play a the classic game of pétanque, view modern French artworks, and even vote on the cutest French Bulldog. If you happen to have the cutest French Bulldog ever, upload a picture on Le Taste of France’s Facebook for your chance to win!
City Harvest hosted An Evening of Practical Magic this week, honoring Union Square Hospitality Group. The charity's 18th annual gala took place at Cipriani 42nd Street and attracted 550 guests while raising an astounding $2 million dollars to feed the needy. Tickets ranged from $750-$2500 while tables went from $10,000 to $50,000, with 100% of the proceeds going towards City Harvest.
City Harvest, a non-profit that raises money to feed NYC's hungry folk, held its 17th Annual Bid Against Hunger benefit last Tuesday, October 18th. The event took place at the spacious Metropolitan Pavilion, but it was packed to the brim with Manhattan socialites who've got dough to spend. This year, the event raised over $1 mill (you go CH!)! Featuring a live and silent auction, this event had some of the best items to bid on. In the exciting live auction, some renowned prizes included a one of a kind American Chopper built by Orange County Choppers (sold for $20,000), an intimate wine class and party for 15 with wine director Aldo Sohn and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, which sold for $40,000. I think we can all agree...that dinner party better be good! Silent auction items included a range of goodies, including Mets tickets, chocolate baskets, dinners with Brooklynite chefs, and much more. But if you think that's all this event featured, then you are quite mistaken.
This past tuesday, eight hundred well-dressed men and women descended on the Metropolitan Pavilion for City Harvest’s annual fall charity event – Bid Against Hunger.
City Harvest started up 25 years ago as a non-profit volunteer program that delivers ready-made food to soup kitchens and shelters across New York City's five boroughs. The concept was the brainchild of a group of Manhattan locals who noticed that restaurants and delicatessens were throwing out perfectly good food at the end of each day. Since then, the organization has helped inspire similar projects across the globe.
SoHo’s trendy eatery, Delicatessen, faces scrutiny as Executive Chef Michael Ferraro moves towards the final round of the Food Network's Chopped -- well barely. Judges Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, and Scott Conant gave Ferraro the most brutal condemnation on the last episode because of his improper handling of food.
New York Magazine reported Conant accused Chef Ferraro of not knowing how to use calamari and scolded, “You have a responsibility to serve edible product to the people you’re cooking for.”