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Wellness in the Schools and the Greenhouse Project Benefit for NYC Public School Students

Posted on May 14, 2009 in Eating Events

This Monday, May 18th, Wellness in the Schools and The Greenhouse Project are teaming up to host a benefit for NYC public school students to raise awareness and provide school children with fresh, healthier options in city cafeterias nation-wide.  Funds raised will support the construction of a solar-powered, hydroponic greenhouse on the roof of PS 333.  The greenhouse will serve as a year-round edible garden and education center where students will learn about nutrition and ecology.  Proceeds will also go to Wellness in the Schools, dedicated to promoting environmental health, nutrition and fitness in the New York City school system.  Along with hosts Lauren Bacall, Ann Brashares and Donna Karan, there will be a tasting from Telepan, Dell’anima, Candle Café, Campo, Kitchenette and Whole Foods.  To purchase your ticket or make a donation at...

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Hope and Fairness for Valentine's Day

Posted on Feb 13, 2009 in Eating Events, Gourmet Gossip

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about chocolate and roses.  It’s about giving and this Valentine’s Day, from 3-5pm, the Global Giving Circle will be holding a special chocolate tasting at Sidebar near Union Square. The event will benefit the efforts of Project Hope & Fairness, which supports African cocoa farmers and their families.  Tickets start at $25 each, and will contribute to the building of a well and measuring scales for an African village. $25 will also get you a taste of some of New York’s finest chocolates. Jacques Torres, Baked, The Chocolate Room, and Fine & Raw are just a few of the chocolatiers and bakers in attendance. There’s even an offering of Banyuls, a dessert wine donated from Thirst of Brooklyn. And to think you were going to spend Valentine’s Day eating Hershey’s Kisses… You can purchase your...

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C-CAP Benefit 2009

Posted on Feb 3, 2009 in Eating Events, Gourmet Gossip

It turns out Valentine’s Day isn’t the only thing to celebrate this February. C-CAP, the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program, will hold its 11th Annual Benefit on Wednesday, February 25th.  Thirty seven chefs (and more than 60 C-CAP culinary high school students) will come together to cook at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers. The many dishes will help fund C-CAP’s mission, and make for one of New York’s most varied tasting events.  We think it should be noted that Chef Chair Marcus Samuelsson will be giving the grand tasting tour – prepare for a night of entertainment. Drew Nieporent is the deserved honoree this year.   Nieporent, who helms the  Myriad Group (Tribeca Grill, Corton and Nobu) has made significant contributions to C-CAP and underserved high school students with opportunities in the restaurant industry.  He will be receiving C-CAP’s Honors...

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At the Table Event

Posted on Oct 12, 2008 in Eating Events, Gourmet Gossip

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) will be hosting its third annual At the Table event this Tuesday, October 14th, to celebrate and raise money for women in food.  This year’s benefit, which takes place at Prince George Ballroom, will feature some of New York’s finest female chefs, mixologists and pastry chefs.  Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar will be serving up her legendary lobster roll, Audrey Saunders from Pegu mixing Old Cuban cocktails, and Nancy Olson of Gramercy Tavern capping the evening with pumpkin cheesecake with spiced cranberries and pumpkin seeds.  Other participants include Vera Tong from Dovetail, Patti Jackson from Centovini as well as Alex Guarnaschelli from Butter. We can’t think of a better way to satisfy your hunger while supporting the advancement and education of women in the food industry.   Where: Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27th StreetWhen: Tuesday October, 14,...

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Gourmet Gala at Per Se

Posted on Oct 30, 2007 in Eating Events, Gourmet Gossip

Chef Thomas Keller will generously host the annual March of Dimes, “Gourmet Gala,” at Per Se on Tuesday, November 6th.  Gourmet’s editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, will serve as the honorary chair for this culinary tasting and kitchen tour at one of New York’s most esteemed restaurants.  To purchase tickets, visit website March of Dimes or call (212) 353-1012. Location: Per Se Address: 10 Columbus Ave., 4th floor Hours: 7pm-10pm Phone: (212) 353-1012  ...

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A Taste of Fall

Posted on Oct 18, 2007 in Eating Events, Gourmet Gossip

Experience a Taste of Fall at Taj Lounge this Tuesday, October 23rd.  Chefs Floyd Cardoz (Tabla), Kirk Johnson (Eleven Madison Park) and Johnny Cardenas (Four Seasons) will all be on hand. All proceeds will benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a non- profit organization to provide scholarships for students in the restaurant and hospitality industry.   To buy tickets, simply call (212)974-7111 or...

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City Harvest’s Bid Against Hunger

Posted on Oct 17, 2007 in Eating Events, Gourmet Gossip

City Harvest is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with its annual fundraiser, Bid Against Hunger.  The fund raising goal for this year’s event is $565,000, which will help feed over 8,600 hungry New Yorkers for an entire year.  Throughout the event, 50 of NYC’s most talented chefs will be offering tastes from their finest dishes, while guests will  be able to bid on exclusive auction packages through both live and silent auctions. When: Tuesday, October 23rd VIP Reception 6:00pm 7:00pm Event Begins Where: Metropolitan Pavilion – North 125 W. 18th St., btwn. 6th and 7th Ave. Confirmed guests include: Billy Crudup, Rachael Ray, Amy Sedaris, Lauren Hutton, Michael Imperioli, Nicole Miller, Maurice Dubois and Mike Lombardi. For event inquiries, tickets or to make a donation, contact Naomi Giges at 917.351.8778 or VIP admission is available from $500-$1,000....

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At The Table New York

Posted on Oct 1, 2007 in Eating Events, Gourmet Gossip

On October 18th, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs hosts At The Table New York, a fundraising reception and five-course dinner in support of scholarships and internship opportunities for women in culinary careers. Participating chefs include Patti Jackson (Centovini), Anne Burrell (Centro Vinoteca) and Ivy Stark (Amalia).  Rebecca Charles (Pearl Oyster Bar) will be taking a one-night reprieval from her famed lobster roll to serve guests scallop chowder, while Nancy Olson (Gramercy Tavern)  delights with chocolate bread pudding. Tickets can be purchase online at or by phone at 1-877-927-7787. Where: 15 E. 27th St., btwn. Madison & Fifth Aves. (Prince George Ballroom) When: Thursday, October 18th Time:...

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America

Posted on Sep 17, 2007 in Eating Events

In celebration of the James Beard Foundation’s 20th Anniversary and the launch of the foundation’s annual Taste America, there will be a dinner tribute this Tuesday September 18th at the illustrious, The Four Seasons.  Dinner will be prepared by chef Christian Albin (The Four Seasons) and chef Vitaly Paley (Paley’s Place).  Portions of the proceeds will benefit both City Meals on Wheels and the James Beard Foundation. Tickets can be purchased by calling (212)754-9494 or online at Where: The Four Seasons Restaurant When: Reception, 7pm. Dinner, 8pm. Address: 99 East 52nd Street, nr. Park Ave....

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