Event – TAP NY Japan Relief Tappy Hour @ Juliet MAR31

March 31 · 6:30pm – 10:30pm / Juliet SupperClub NYC / 539 W. 21st St, New York, NY

Come join TAP NY at one of NYC’s hippest nightlife venues, JULIET. Come join the fun with TAP and network with other professionals in the area. Also in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, 1/2 of all proceeds collected will go to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief.Ladies are always FREE. Gentlemen $5 with RSVP on Facebook

 

Event – Help By Design Japan Relief Fundraiser MAR30

 Join us for an event designed to help Japan.  Entry fee and  silent auction proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross to provide food and shelter to those in need. MORE INFO HERE

 Wednesday, March 30 2011 | 6:00-10:00pm

 The Paramount Bar is providing an exclusive preview for Help By Design prior to its debut this spring.

The Paramount Hotel  |  235 West 46th Street  |  New York

RSVP here. Recommended donation at the door: $40.00

Event – The World’s Largest Bake Sale at Grand Central MAR29

 
March 29 11:30am-7pm Vanderbilt Hall, East Side. Be sure to say hi to our friends at SugarFlower CakeShop!

SANDRA LEE, MARIO BATALI, EMERIL LAGASSE, LIDIA BASTIANICH AND ROSANNA SCOTTO HOST THE WORLD’S LARGEST BAKE SALE AT GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL TO BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK OF NEW YORK

Sandra Lee, Food Network personality and New York Times bestselling author commits to raising $50,000 for area food banks by selling sweet and savory treats from 30 of New York’s best renowned chefs and restaurants

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Event – 2011 Time Out New York Food and Drink Awards APR4

Join Time Out New York on Monday, April 4 in saluting the best restaurants and bars of the year. For the very first time, a select group of readers will be able to celebrate with NYC’s culinary elite at the awards. Enjoy tastings from ABC Kitchen, Brindle Room, The Brooklyn Star, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, Rubirosa and Tchoup Shop. Jazz orchestra Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks will perform throughout the evening. Open bar courtesy of Sud de France wines and Stella Artois.

Only 20 tickets open to the public, so act fast! BUY TIX HERE

Restaurant Review – Gramercy Tavern

I’ll find an excuse to celebrate anything.  So when I was accepted to a graduate school AND received a significant scholarship, it was only my natural inclination to apply those savings in education to more important things, say,going out and eating.  Which is why I found myself at Gramercy Tavern.

 

I even had something to eat the next morning!

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UPDATED: Restaurant Reviews – Espana (Westchester)

UPDATED 3/29/2011: Westchester County has been experiencing a culinary renaissance lately.  Although there are many restaurant concepts that would (sadly) fail in Westchester, I was excited when I received an invitation to dine at Espana in Larchmont: Chefs Manel Marques and Javier Castellarnau from Suquet de l’Almirall in Barcelona would be preparing an 8 course tasting dinner.

 

At $75 per person, this is a bargain! Let the eating commence...

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Event – STREETS International 4th Annual NYC Benefit MAR30

STREETS International is an innovative enterprise that prepares vulnerable and disadvantaged young people for careers in hospitality. STREETS opened its first program in Hoi An, Vietnam, in June 2009.

The restaurant and training center there provide a comprehensive 18-month culinary and hospitality program, internationally credentialed by the award winning Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

The 4th Annual New York City Benefit is an important component to secure the funding and support necessary for the STREETS program. The lineup will be star studded with the likes of Morimoto, Dieterle, Lo, and Waltuck. BUY TIX HERE Continue reading