April 28, 2009 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC, the American Cancer Society hosted the Fourth Annual Taste of Hope event which raised over $155,000! Taste of Hope is cocktail-type atmosphere with 40 participating restaurants stationed throughout the venue, presenting a tasting of their choice of dishes, as well as wine, spirits, and beverage tastings. A silent auction helped raise funds for the ACS with items from sports memorabilia to fashion items. It was a fun event with a great cause!
Among the participating vendors: Beacon Restaurant, The Oak Room, The Good Knife, HARU, Uncle Nick’s Greek Cuisine, Rouge Tomate, Blue Ribbon Restaurants, Nappants Catering, Atria, Tonyâ€™s Di Napoli, One If By Land, Two If By Sea, The Joy of Cheese, Buddakan, Butter, Roth’s Steakhouse, Islero Eestaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tribeca Grill, Ditch Plains, Ciao Bella Gelato, Brasserie Les Halles, McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, B. Smith’s Restaurant, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Pranna Restaurant, Ricard Chocolat, Geisha, Philip Marie, Bamboo 52 Sushi Bar & Lounge, Riingo, This Is Delish, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Oceana, Serendipity 3, Baby J catering, Wine Cellar Sorbet, Supermac â€œ Creative Mac & Cheeseâ€, Strip House, Victorâ€™s Cafe.