taste of hope

American Cancer Society’s 11th Annual Taste of Hope

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th Street
(btwn Ave of the Americas & 7th Ave)

The American Cancer Society is hosting its 11th annual Taste of Hope event on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The prominent culinary, wine, and spirits event features some of New York’s most popular restaurants, chefs and beverage vendors. Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting where they can sample trademark dishes, premier wines and spirits, and inventive cocktails. The event will also feature a silent auction where guests can bid on selected items exclusively offered to Taste of Hope.

This year Taste of Hope is thrilled to present Culinary Honoree and award-winning celebrity chef David Burke, Corporate Honoree and Owner of Myriad Restaurant Group Drew Nieporent and Philanthropic Honoree and Author Jean Shafiroff. Past Honorees include 2012 Culinary Honoree Chef Todd English, 2013 Culinary Honoree Chef Marc Murphy, 2014 Culinary Honoree Chef Elizabeth Falkner and 2015 Survivor Honoree Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal. The 2016 Taste of Hope event is hosted by Chris Wragge and Richard Kind.

Now in its 11th year, the event is presented annually by the Taste of Hope volunteer committee and has raised over $1.5 Million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Like previous years, the event is expected to gather around 800 – 1,000 affluent epicureans and philanthropists from the New York Metro area. This year’s event is hosted by event chairs Mark D. Friedman & Jamie Koff and the 2016 Taste of Hope Volunteer Committee.

The event offers VIP tickets for $275 per ticket and General Admission tickets for $200 per ticket. Guests also have an option to purchase a VIP table of ten people for $3,000 or a VIP table of five for $1,500. For those with VIP tickets, the event starts at 6:00pm, while those with general admission tickets are welcome from 7:00pm onwards.

Restaurant and beverage participants include AG Kitchen, Almond, BLT Prime, Calle Ocho, Fresco By Scotto, La Fonda Del Sol, Luke’s Lobster, Magnolia Bakery, Nobu New York, Rock Center Café, STK Downtown, Telepan, Todd English, Triomphe, Voilà Chocolat and many more. Approximately 50 participating restaurants and beverage sponsors will be represented at the event.

Corporate sponsors of the event are Allstate, Don Q Rum, Eurostruct Inc, Freshdirect, Gentle Giant, Halstead Property, Sabert, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, UHY LLP, Umenoyado, Vinitaly International and Wine Spectator.

About Taste of Hope and The American Cancer Society:

Taste of Hope, American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine and spirit tasting soirée continues to shine as one of Spring’s top events in New York. Since inception, Taste of Hope has raised more than $1.5 million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. On the evening of Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 the 11th annual Taste of Hope will take place at Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street), the evening will be filled with bites from more than 50 restaurants and sips from leading winemakers and spirit brands. VIP tickets with early entry at 6:00pm are $275 and tickets for general admission at 7:00pm are $200 – on sale now at www.tasteofhopenyc.org

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of their supporters worldwide, ACS help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions to ensure they have a presence in every community. For more information about American Cancer Society, visit http://www.cancer.org/