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NY Chefs fight hunger with Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM - Posted by Megan - (1) comment

from farm to traySome of New York City’s top chefs have taken on the 100 Mile Menu Challenge to fight hunger. Their task? To create a delicious tasting menu using only ingredients sourced within 100 miles of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

On May 16th, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen—the largest emergency food program in New York City—will host From Farm to Tray, a sustainable food benefit to raise much needed funds before the busy summer season. This cocktail reception and celebration will feature the locally-sourced, “100 Mile” dishes from participating chefs Colt Taylor (One If By Land, Two If By Sea), Kevin Lasko (Park Avenue Spring), Kurt Kretschmar (Cocktail Caterers), Preston Madson & Ginger Pierce (Freemans, Peels & Isa) and Yvan Lemoine (Season 8 Food Network Star Finalist), with a VIP cocktail hour hosted by executive chef Norma Jean Darden of Spoonbread.

Like the hungry NYers who eat at the soup kitchen every day, From Farm to Tray guests will dine in the beautiful landmark Holy Apostles Church, a sanctuary that New York Times journalist Anna Quindlen dubbed “the most majestic dining room in New York City.”

Join me on May 16th at 7pm for this uniquely delicious fundraiser to benefit fellow New Yorkers in need. Tickets are available here. Hope to see you there!

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Cheers to the 7th Annual 12 Bars of Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM - Posted by Megan - (1) comment

What’s better than bar hopping around NYC, enjoying dozens of drinks specials with your Santa hat-clad friends, and supporting a great cause while you’re at it? On Saturday, December 8th, the annual 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl is back—and this year should be better than ever.


Close friends of mine started this holiday-themed crawl back in 2006, and it has quickly become one of the most anticipated local events of the season. After receiving a red Santa hat and commemorative mug at the first bar, participants will journey through a spirited series of bars in the West Village (you can sign up for either the West Pole or East Pole route), partaking in exclusive beer and cocktail specials at each locale. And to cap off the festivities, both groups will meet at the same 12th bar so everyone can celebrate—and fill up on holiday cheer—together.

Besides having a jolly good time, you can feel great knowing that event proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of NYC to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Last year alone, they raised approximately $14,000!

Want in on the fun? Get into the holiday spirit and register today at 12barsnyc.com. Donations of $25 in advance or $30 at the door are kindly required from each participant. Happy crawling, my friends!

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Top Chefs Join Forces for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 04:11 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

While the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to swamp the Northeast, several Top Chef alumni are doing their part to help make a difference in the wake of this tragedy.

Former Bravo cheftestants Angelo Sosa, Dale Talde, Kevin Sbraga and Jennifer Carroll are joining forces this Monday night at Sosa’s Hell’s Kitchen hotspot Añejo Tequileria y Restaurante to raise needed money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. “The devastation from this storm is heart-wrenching and we are passionate about helping those affected in the Tri-State area and beyond,” explained Sosa. “We are trying to do our part by helping with relief efforts the best way we know how, through food and community support.”
  
Each chef will put their culinary skills to the test by creating a unique dish in true Top Chef-style as part of a four-course tasting menu with cocktail accompaniment. Additional specialty libations created by Añejo’s Beverage Director Joshua Wortman will also be available to raise funds for relief efforts. Spirits will be generously donated by Herradura Tequila and local producer, Jack from Brooklyn.

Seatings are at 6pm and 8pm, tickets are $100 and all proceeds will benefit the Red Cross. Reservations can be made at anejonyc.com, by calling 212.920.4770 or emailing rsvp@anejonyc.com. I hope you’ll join me in supporting this fantastic cause!

Añejo Tequileria y Restaurante is located at 668 10th Avenue (at 47th Street) in NYC

Keep up with the latest on Twitter: @AnejoNYC  @AngeloASosa  @DaleTalde  @KSbraga  @ChefJenCarroll  @jrwortman

 

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