Taste of the Upper West Side Hits Town for the 10th Foodtastic Year in NYC!

The 10th annual Taste of the Upper West Side is making an exciting return this spring to bring one of the city’s most exciting culinary events to the UWS on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Featuring two nights of celebration, this fabulous event will delight guests with fantastic food from world-renowned chefs of the Upper West Side. Presented by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, all net proceeds will be donated to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification.

10th Annual Taste of the Upper West Side Features Over 85 Restaurants and Star-Studded Celebrity Talent

I have had the pleasure of attending past versions of this delicious soirée, and am really looking forward to seeing what they have in store for this year! It’s one of those things as a New Yorker it can’t be missed! Especially if you enjoy all kinds of foods and adult beverages. Yes please!

I have had the pleasure of meeting chefs and food celebs such as Anne Burrell and Adam Richman at this event. Both very cool people.

Two Nights of Celebrations: Friday, May 19th & Saturday, May 20th

 Local restaurants, both classic and brand new, will delight guests  with signature dishes, and renowned chefs will mingle throughout the tent during this much-anticipated two-night tasting event.

Friday, May 19th – Summer in the City: Surf & Turf hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman with a signing by The New York Times’ Frank Bruni for his new book, “A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes – from Mom’s to Mario Batali’s” and a book signing from Alex Guarnaschelli for her book “Old-School Comfort Food”

Always a fun time in the tent!

Saturday, May 20th – Best of the West hosted by Jesse Palmer and featuring honorees April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman with a book signing from April Bloomfield

Summer in the City: Surf & Turf – hosted by celebrity chefs Alex Guarnaschelli & Adam Richman, joined by The New York Times journalist and author of “A Meatloaf in Every Oven,” Frank Bruni 
Date: Friday, May 19th
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Grand Tent, O’Shea Complex Schoolyard, Columbus Avenue between West 76th and 77th Streets
Highlighted participating restaurants include: Maison Pickle, The Fat Monk, Kirsh Bakery, Sugar Factory American Brasserie, Levain Bakery, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, Momofuku Milk Bar, Shake Shack, Playa Betty’s, The Meatball Shop, Han Dynasty… and many more! 
Best of the West Presented by Park West Village – hosted by Jesse Palmer, Renown Analyst and Host of Disney’s ESPN and ABC Networks
Date: Saturday, May 20th
VIP Reception Presented by 21 West End: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
GA: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Grand Tent, O’Shea Complex Schoolyard, Columbus Avenue between West 76th and 77th Streets
Highlighted participating restaurants include: Jean Georges, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, Rosa Mexiano, The Leopard at des Artistes, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Carmine’s… and many more! 
Be sure to bring your appetite! Food and drink here is off the hook! Many options to munch on, along with plenty of wines, beers, and cocktails to wash it down with.
Not only is this a foodie foodgasm delight the two-day event also donates to help the local community. At the helm of Taste of the Upper West Side is the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit which created the event and donates all net proceeds to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification. In nine years, Taste of the Upper West Side has raised more than $500,000 for organizations improving the UWS.
It’s a pretty amazing two days full of high energy along with a fantastic array of food and drink. I would suggest purchasing tickets early as it’s quite a popular event.
Nothing like enjoying some tasty bubbly!
Important links and info
Taste of the UWS website –  https://tasteuws.com/
Tickets –

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