t was a nice experience of mingling in an intimate setting, as it was in a private home (which is for sale, by the way, should you be on the market for a beautiful triplex in the heart of the Theater District on West 47th Street), with private catering and hosts that were very easy going and welcoming.
The event was sponsored by Donald E. Perodin and Wells Fargo but you would not have known. It was very low key, just for people who had a few extra money in their pocket to participate in the raffle at the end of the night.
The food was sublime. We tried the tuna tartar and pork taco from Toloache and duck dumplings along with their Matcha Corn ice-cream sandwiches from Delicatessen. The food was drooling good. My favorite was the tuna tartar: I was ready to grab a bucket, fill it up with tuna tartar and run out the door. But the Matcha cookies around the corn ice cream was divine. Not sure how they made that so delicious. Perhaps they would not mind sharing the recipe?
The event was for Taste of Hope. A great cause that was founded in 2005 by the American Cancer Society. It was a way for the American Cancer Society to draw in the New Yorker by luring them with fabulous food and making sure they contributed their part to the mission of the American Cancer Society. Their mission being fighting cancer from all angles from supporting the sick and their treatment process to research.
It was a great evening and perfect for a Monday night. If you have never attended a Taste of Hope event, there is no excuse. The food is delicious, the people are great and who does not want to kick cancer’s ass? Come join us next time!
Photos by Patrick McMullan via Lawlor Media Group and by Socially Superlative