Columbus Avenue between 76 -77 Streets
The 2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side returns this June with an impressive lineup of new and returning restaurants, notable chefs, and celebrity hosts for a delectable two-night celebration.
The annual event, which was created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, donates all net proceeds to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects such as the Columbus Avenue BID’s Sustainable Streetscape project, Theodore Roosevelt Park, Wellness in the Schools nutritional program, Greenhouse Classroom, Citymeals-on-Wheels and other beneficiaries.
Friday June 3rd – Summer in the City: Surf & Turf hosted by Anne Burrell & Alex Guarnaschelli
Tickets: $105 per person or 2 for $185
Senses are bound to be heightened in a beachy-chic setting under an exquisite grand tent where the best flavors, scents and sounds of summer come alive to the rhythms of the Silver Arrow Band. Be the first to discover the yet-to-be named restaurant debut from two-time Michelin-star chef April Bloomfield with partner Ken Friedman (Spotted Pig, The Breslin); and Maison Pickle, the newest restaurant from the Jacob’s Pickles team. Other “firsts,” including neighborhood newcomers Jin Ramen, Han Dynasty and Playa Betty’s, will be joining dozens of returning event faves, such as Momofuku Milk Bar, The Meatball Shop, Jacob’s Pickles, Shake Shack and AG Kitchen. It’s a super soirée with international wine selections, creative cocktails and so much more!
Saturday June 4th – NBC’s Sara Gore Hosts Best of the West
•General Admission: 7:30 – 10pm
Gen. Adm. Tickets: $135 per person or 2 for $250
•VIP 6:30 – 10pm
VIP Tickets: $225
It’s an exciting evening of grand gastronomy against a backdrop of beauty, high spirits and the sophisticated sounds of Joe Battaglia and his 16-piece New York Big Band. Exciting neighborhood newcomers Crave Fishbar, Olma Caviar Boutique & Lounge, Orwasher’s Bakery and Amorino Gelato will be joining dozens of revered restaurants returning for yet another great year, including RedFarm, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, Rosa Mexicano, and Jacques Torres.