Friday, April 10, 2015

8th Annual New Taste of the Upper West Side - May 27-30, 2015

By: Finance Foodie

An outstanding list of restaurants and chefs will participate in the 8th annual event taking place on Wednesday May 27th, Friday May 29th & Saturday May 30th. NBC's Adam Richman will host "Comfort Classics" on Friday, May 29th and Food Network's Marc Murphy & Anne Burrell will host "Best of the West" on Saturday, May 30th. Highlights include Momofuku Milk Bar, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, Parm, RedFarm, The Meatball Shop, Sarabeth's, The Mermaid Inn, Luke's Lobster, Gotham West Market's Genuine Roadside, Magnolia Bakery, Shake Shack, Rosa Mexicano, Tavern on the Green, Dovetail, The Ribbon and many more! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

The festivities begin with Soirée in the Park on Wednesday, May 27th, an outdoor cocktail event that celebrates and raises funds for New York City’s beautiful Theodore Roosevelt Park, surrounding the American Museum of Natural History. Guests enjoy live chamber music under the stars with champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided by a host of local restaurants including Sarabeth’s and Luke’s Lobster.

Soirée in the Park 
Where: Theodore Roosevelt Park
When: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Rain Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
Cost: $150 per person

New Taste of the Upper West Side brings the community together yearly through a culinary celebration that continues under an elegant, block-long tent with Comfort Classics presented by Sysco on Friday, May 29th, where 40 Upper West Side restaurants will display their most innovative and creative “homestyle” fare, while competing to win the title of “Best Comfort Food Dish.” NBC’s Adam Richman, host of Food Fighters and author of “Straight Up Tasty” (released May 2015) is hosting this event. There will also be a special guest appearance by Food Network’s talented Katie Lee, who will be autographing a limited number of copies of her new book, “Endless Summer Cookbook.”
Comfort Classics presented by Sysco
Where: Columbus Avenue between West 76th and 77th Streets
When: Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: $105 per person or 2 for $185

The culmination of this star-packed three-day food festival is Best of the West on Saturday, May 30th, where many of the Upper West Side’s most famous restaurants and celebrity chefs are the focus of an evening centered around spectacular cuisine, world-class wines and enticing cocktails, buoyed by the 16-piece rhythms of Joe Battaglia & The New York Big Band. The celebratory event will be hosted this year by Anne Burrell, host of Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, and Marc Murphy, owner and executive chef of Benchmarc Restaurants (Landmarc and Ditch Plains), executive chef of Kingside and popular judge of Food Network’s Chopped.

Best of the West
Where: Columbus Avenue between West 76th and 77th Streets
When: Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Cost: $135 per person or 2 for $250

Photos: Taste of UWS 2014

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