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Food, Fun, Farmers & Fowl at the 2014 Duckathlon

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Tickets are now available for the 9th annual Duckathlon hosted by D’Artagnan—a leading purveyor of all-natural and organic poultry and game. Taking over New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion on June 14th from 12-5pm, this experiential “farmers-to-table” event will pair acclaimed chefs Anita Lo, Harold Moore, David Waltuck, Brad Farmerie, Cedric Tovar, Shane McBride, Saul Bolton and more with sustainable farmers, as they lead a series of interactive experiences and compete against each other for ultimate duck domination.

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“D’Artagnan has always worked with small farms that share our commitment to sustainability and humane practices,” said Ariane Daguin, co-founder and CEO of D’Artagnan. “With the Duckathlon, our goal is to literally bring the farm to a larger Manhattan ‘table,’ and this event reflects our company-wide belief that product excellence begins with a true passion for animal husbandry.”

Throughout the day, game-loving gourmands can also enjoy a variety of hands-on challenges, live demos and on-stage events such as a fierce French dessert face-off between famed Master Pastry Chefs François Payard and Jacques Torres.

Another reason to join in all the fowl-filled fun? Duckathlon tickets benefit global hunger organization Action Against Hunger and its FoodLove initiative, connecting those who celebrate food and care about hunger in support of lifesaving nutrition. Now that’s something to quack about.

Find more details and snag your tickets HERE.

Image courtesy of TimeOutNY

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Dine Out to Help Local Farms Devastated by Irene

Monday, September 5, 2011 at 06:09 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

While NYC narrowly escaped the wrath of Hurricane Irene, many surrounding areas and communities weren’t as fortunate—and are still struggling with the storm’s devastating aftermath. Some agricultural areas in upstate NY that were hit hardest have lost acres upon acres of flourishing farmland due to major flooding.

Want to help? You can, by making a reservation at one of the many generous New York City restaurants supporting Dine Out Irene. On Sunday, September 25, participating establishments will donate a percentage of their sales to Just Food and GrowNYC, to help affected area farmers rebuild what was lost.

There’s already several big names on board (Blue Hill, Riverpark, Tertulia, Villa Pacri, Waverly Inn) and the list just keeps growing and growing. Hopefully the crops will follow suit.

Support Dine Out Irene.

For more info and the current list of establishments, visit DineOutIrene.com.

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