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Charity Spotlight: American Cancer Society 14th Annual Taste of Hope

Charity Spotlight: American Cancer Society 14th Annual Taste of Hope

The American Cancer Society will host the 14th Annual Taste of Hope on Thursday, May 23rd2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

Event Co-Chairs Mark D. Friedman and Jamie Koff volunteered for 9 months to produce this signature culinary, wine, and spirits event that provides the 700+ guests the opportunity to enjoy bites from New York City’s top restaurants and philanthropic chefs, and sips from leading wine makers and spirit brands. Guests will enjoy a variety of signature dishes, wines, spirits and cocktails that will support the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer.

This years’ Emcee will be CBS News,Chris Wragge, and Volunteer Host Committee includes Alysia Reiner, Danny Burstein, Harry Carson, David Alan Basche, Rebecca Luker, and Clarke Thorell.

This year’s celebration recognizes Culinary Honorees, Chefs Michael Lomonaco, Chef & Partner of Porter House Bar and Grill,and Ralph Scamardella, Chef & Partner of TAO Group Restaurants; Otto Cedeno, Founder of Otto’s Tacos as the Corporate Honoree, and Dana Cowin, former Editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine, as the Survivor Honoree.



More than 70 restaurants are scheduled to participate including: A Little Brittle Heaven, Allie’s GF Goodies, Baby Brasa, Ben & Jacks Steakhouse, Benjamin Prime, Bonsai Kakigori, Boulud Sud, Butterfly Bake Shop, Calle Ocho, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company, Drunken Fruit, Frito Con Cito, FrutaPOP, Hunt & Fish Club, Insomnia Cookies, Java Melts, Jing Fong, Jora, L’angolo Tribeca, L’adresse, LAVO, Loi Estiatorio, LTH, Magnolia Bakery, Melt Bakery, Meska Sweets, Motel Morris, Mr. Crabby’s Craft Kitchen + Bar, Nick’s Lobster House, Nobu Fifty Seven, Ortzi NYC, Otto’s Tacos, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Patina Restaurant Group, Patrizias of 2nd Ave, Sarabeth’s, Serendipity 3, STK Steakhouse, Surfish Bistro, Sweet Rae’s Cookies, Sweetcatch Poke, Talty Bar, TAO, The Algonquin Hotel, The Kati Roll Company, The Sea Fire Grill, The Smith, The Vegantry, Toloache Restaurant, Tommy Bahama, and Treat House.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction prizes donated from leading organizations including: Ark Restaurants, Tory Burch, Intersect by Lexus, Levain Bakery, Wine Spectator, Nautilus Hotel, New York Health and Racquet Club, Rebecca Minkoff, Balenciaga, Google, and SoulCycle.



Those who cannot attend can follow the event online at @ACSTOHNYC (Instagram) and @ACSTasteOfHope (Twitter), or by following hashtag#TOH2019.


General Admission – $200

VIP Admission – $275

All Access Table – $300

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