Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The 7th Annual New Taste of the Upper West Side 2014

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The 2014 New Taste of the Upper West Side will be back this May with an incredible lineup of both new and returning restaurants, notable chefs and star-studded hosts for an unforgettable three-night culinary celebration. This one-of-a-kind event created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, (BID) will donate all net proceeds from the weekend to the community for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects such as the Columbus Avenue BID’s sustainable streetscape project, Wellness in the Schools program and Theodore Roosevelt Park Fund. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.newtasteuws.com

The festivities begin with Soirée in the Park on Tuesday, May 27th featuring a cocktail event under the stars to celebrate and raise funds for New York City’s beautiful Theodore Roosevelt Park. Guests will enjoy live music, champagne and hors d'oeuvres.

What: Soirée in the Park
When: Tuesday, May 27th at 7pm
Rain Date: Thursday, May 29th at 7pm
Cost: $150 per person
Friday, May 30th kicks off the gastronomic-filled weekend with the annual Comfort Classics Presented by Sysco. The event will be hosted by Travel Channel’s Adam Richman for the fourth consecutive year, along with Food Network star and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of New York City’s Butter Restaurant. The duo will oversee 40 restaurants from the Upper West Side showcasing their most innovative comfort dishes and competing to win this year’s “Best Comfort Food Dish” award.

What: Comfort Classics Presented by Sysco
When: Friday May 30th, 2014 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: General Admission – $105 per person or 2 for $185
The star-studded food fest continues with Best of the West Presented by Ford, preceded by the annual VIP Reception on Saturday May 31st, under the grand white tent that spans Columbus Avenue between West 76th and 77th Streets. Hosted by Jill Martin, the evening will feature gourmet fare created by some of the Upper West Side’s most talented chefs and restaurants. The fervor of the evening escalates with a tribute to world-renowned chef and owner Daniel Boulud of DANIEL, Café Boulud with its adjacent Bar Pleiades, db Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Boulud Sud and Épicerie Boulud.

What: Best of the West Presented by Ford
When: Saturday May 31st, 2014
Cost: VIP – $225 per person 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
General Admission – $135 per person or 2 for $250 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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