Thursday, May 26, 2016

TASTE OF HOPE #END CANCER 11th Annual Walk Around Tasting

Metropolitan Pavilion NYC

11th Annual Taste of Hope NYC -a culinary, spirits and wines' walk around tasting gorge-thon event featured some of the most popular restaurants, chefs and beverage vendors... plus a silent auction...with proceeds to support the American Cancer Society's mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

A not to be missed benefits this 100 years old nationwide  community based, volunteer organization ...and their millions of supporters and patients.

Some Highlights:

Culinary Honoree Chef David Burke and Corporate Honoree Drew Nieporent -icons in the food industry

Taste of Hope 11th Annual Benefit...a foodie must-hosted by Chris Wragge-honored Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff.
corporate sponsor Vinitaly Int'l

delicious-sparkling wine from Italy...ROTARI

NOBU NY-Tuna Sashimi w/ tofu aioli-chef Ryo Hasegawa-we had this tasting multiple times!!!!

Alidoro-Chef Walter Momente redefines a sandwich!


Raymi Restaurant Chefs Felipe Torres +Jaimie Torres -Peruvian Creviche-delicious
from Miami Chef Max Miami...served up coffee braised pork with gilled pineapple

The Smith-savory offerings are a Lincoln Center destination Chef Brian Ellis ' toasted ricotta gnocchi with white truffle cream
In from NJ Chef Eric Levine -Morris Tap and Grill and Paragon Tap and Table

BLT Prime -Chef Dmitri Petriakov

Fresco by Scotto restaurant-Chef Beau Houck

Rock Center Cafe Chef Antonio Prontelli + team
Todd English Enterprises...
Delicatessen -misnomer of a name-Chef Michael Ferraro had devour able steamed shrimp dumplings, white beech mushrooms , daishi+young ginger
Law Oyster Co. Chef David Belknap -Brooklyn clam chowder from a Manhattan restaurant featuring LI clams, Coney Island Pilsner Cream, potatoes and surprise crunch of corn nuts...
Doubt TSA approve of that knife as a carry-on-Parkway Bakery+Tavern Chef Justin Kennedy-served up New Orleans muffuletta

Runner&Stone Ramp Crostini-Chef Chris Pizzulli

corporate sponsor Tito's Handmade Vodka
The Leopard at Des Artiste -Chef Michele Brogioni

Almond-Chef Alex Neto-love the fish tacos
The Sea Fire Grill -Chef Nunez- Mediterranean Octopus Terrine

Long Island City-next hot NYC 'hood-with Big Bang Kitchens-Chef Mandakas

we could sip this daily-La Fonda Del Sol-watermelon gazpacho w/ lobster salad-chef Eric Basulto

Served up ORGANIC milk shakes-Bareburger

desserts...sweet treats galore...Doc's Cake Shop-Chef Darrel Darwood

Goodie Girl Cookies...table was mobbed...gluten free, tasty + great packaging

Chef Wendy Israel Treat House-glams up that kid staple-crispy rice treats

Violà Chocolat...dip, swirl, top off...FUN

Chef Christophe Toury...Violà Chocolat

Calle Ocho Restaurant -Chef Jorge Adriazola

Ben and Jack's Steakhouse-Chef Admir Alibasic
Vegan friendly-YAY...Entree Metropolitan Chef J Jackson aka Mr Foodtastic -honey wheat flatbread with Spring Vegetables...crisp and delish

UWS staple Barney bagels -cream cheese/smoked salmon A CLASSIC
Takara Sake