Dining in New York City Book Launch & Chef Tasting
Hosted by Chef Daniel Boulud and Chef Marco Moreria
A Benefit for Citymeals-on-Wheels
January 21, 2009 at 7pm
Join some of New York’s most prominent chefs at a walk-around tasting hosted by Chef Daniel Boulud of Daniel and Chef Marco Moreira of Tocqueville to celebrate the launch of Jan Bartelsman’s Dining in New York City. The book is a rich, photographic guide featuring 40 of the city’s greatest chefs, their restaurants, and culinary editorials. Some of the participating restaurants include:
Annisa, Anthos, Blue Hill, Daniel, Devi, Estiatorio Milos, 15 East, Gramercy Tavern, Nobu, Per Se, Scalini Fedeli, Tocqueville, Veritas, Wallsé and Jonnie Boer of the 3 star Michelin restaurant De Librije from The Netherlands.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Citymeals-on-Wheels.
**VIP tickets include champagne reception and chef book signing with an early entrance to the event at 6:00pm.
**Tickets for a raffle featuring gift certificates from restaurants included in the book will also be available for advance purchase at the event’s homepage http://www.citymeals.org/eventsnews/dininginnyc. Some of the restaurants include: Bouley, Café Boulud, Daniel, Devi, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Le Bernardin, Nobu, Secession, and Scalini Fedeli.
Citymeals-on-Wheels raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company. Last year, our family of contributors helped us bring over 3 million nutritious meals to 18,000 frail aged in every borough of New York City. In addition, 1,511 volunteers collectively spent 40,357 hours visiting and delivering meals to New York’s frail aged.
Citymeals funds 85 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday, and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. With 14% of our meal recipients most at risk for malnutrition, Citymeals also serves a supper meal to 1,550 of the poorest, frailest, and most isolated.
Gael Greene and James Beard founded Citymeals-on-Wheels in 1981 after reading a newspaper article about homebound elderly New Yorkers with nothing to eat on weekends and holidays. They rallied their friends in the restaurant community raising private funds as a supplement to the government-funded weekday meal delivery program. Twenty five years ago their first efforts brought a Christmas meal to 6,000 frail aged.