O’Shea Complex Schoolyard
Columbus Ave between West 76th & 77th Streets
We attended last years and everything was so good, live performances were on point, food was on point and chefs were on point! One of the top foodie events of the year!
Summer in the City: Surf & Turf
Friday May 19th
2 for $185
Alex Guarnaschelli, chef/owner of Butter, judge on Food Network’s Chopped & author of “Old-School Comfort Food” and television’s intrepid food and travel explorer Adam Richman are thrilled to co-host the city’s most rocking, star-studded summer event.
Alex is excited to sign copies of her cookbook, “Old-School Comfort Food.” Alex and Adam will be joined this year by special guest Frank Bruni, revered New York Times Op-Ed writer and its former restaurant critic, who will also sign copies of his tome to comfort food classics, “A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes – from Mom’s to Mario Batali’s.”
Summer in the City: Surf & Turf, is the first night of a grand food festival and fundraiser, serving up a super-cool evening of innovative twists on seasonal favorites. Among the nearly 40 participating restaurants are neighborhood newcomers Maison Pickle (of Jacob’s Pickles fame), The Fat Monk, Kirsh Bakery and Sugar Factory American Brasserie, a top 10 Instagram go-to and opening spring 2017 on the UWS! Other scrumptious destinations joining the party will be Levain Bakery, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, Momofuku Milk Bar, Shake Shack, Playa Betty’s, The Meatball Shop, Han Dynastyand many more favorites! Step into summer with gusto and great eats, unlimited wines, signature cocktails and sensational sounds by DJ El Media. Don’t wait too long!
Best of the West
Saturday May 20th
GA (7:30-10pm): $135, 2 for $250
Celebrating a decade of divine dining, Best of the West presented by Park West Village Apartments reaches to the stars as the haute highlight of a weekend homage to the Upper West Side’s most illustrious chefs and restaurants and hosted by Jesse Palmer, Renown Analyst/Host: DISNEY’s ESPN and ABC Networks featured on College Football and Good Morning America.
It’s an extraordinary night of epicurean excellence against an urbane backdrop of high spirits and sophisticated sounds from DJ Price. The evening’s hosts will be joined by honorees April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, along with such other award-winning chefs as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud and John Fraser. Among the 40 bastions of fine cuisine participating in these 10th Anniversary festivities are Jean-Georges, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, Rosa Mexicano, The Leopard at des Artistes, and Jacques Torres Chocolate. For culinary connoisseurs, it is the ultimate dream-come-true event under a grand tent with cuisine, fine wines and spirits, and so much more!
VIP (6:30-10pm): $225
An exceptional prelude to an incredible evening, Best of the West VIP Reception presented by 21 West End is a delicious opportunity to meet-and-greet celebrity chefs and restaurateurs for an entire hour prior to general admission. The evening will be hosted by Jesse Palmer, Renown Analyst/Host: DISNEY’s ESPN and ABC Networks featured on College Footballand Good Morning.
Starting with a champagne toast in a private lounge open throughout Saturday’s event, VIP ticket holders will be treated to a chef-worthy gift and invited to a book signing by one of the evening’s honorees, Chef April Bloomfield, recipient of two Michelin Stars and one of only 10 women recipients to receive even one, and a James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef. The author of “A Girl and Her Pig” and “A Girl and her Greens” opened her first Upper West Side restaurant, White Gold Butchers, in October 2016 with long-time partner and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Restaurateur in the United States in 2016, Ken Friedman.