Taste of Summer
The season's most delicious event!
June 11, 2014
7:00 pm –11:00 pm
Taste of Summer brings together 800 guests each June under the stars in Central Park for a distinctive kickoff to summer in New York City. This event features culinary delights prepared by renowned New York chefs, a luxury-filled silent auction and music by one of the City's hottest DJs. Held at the iconic Bethesda Terrace, this annual benefit for Central Park Conservancy brings together visionaries in support of its mission to restore and maintain the Park.
Taste Cafe hosted by Marcus Samuelsson
Featuring tastings by:
Red Rooster Harlem
American Table Cafe and Bar at Lincoln Center
Samuelsson at HP, Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda
Kristy & Jonathan Korngold, Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr., Laurie & Jay Mandelbaum, Gillian & Sylvester Miniter,
Jenny & John Paulson, Melissa Vail & Norman Selby
Suzie & Ainar Aijala, Charles Altchek, Sarah Arison, Tracy & Frank Bisignano, Franci Blassberg & Joe Rice, Ann & George Clairmont, Aysegul Demir, Melissa Seligmann Gokhvat & Eugene Gokhvat, Rebecca & Larry Grafstein, Yaz & Valentin Hernandez, Cathy & Bill Ingram, Veronica & Ray Kelly, Kamie & Rich Lightburn, Michael McLaughlin, Heidi & Brian Miller, Margo MacNabb Nederlander & James L. Nederlander, Elyse & Michael Newhouse, Liz & Jeff Peek, Sandra & Eric Ripert, Katie Selby, Ashley & James Sharpe, Paul Stamas, Steven Stolman & Rich Wilkie, Nanar & Tony Yoseloff, and Vivian & James Zelter
Music by DJ Kiss
Spirits courtesy of Reyka Vodka
Wines courtesy of Arboleda Winery
SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Sugar and Plumm
Tavern on the Green
The Writing Room
A "Taste" of the Silent Auction, featuring
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess
Inkaterra Authentic Nature Travel
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Peninsula Hotel
VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
In the Press
New York Social Diary (2013 Taste of Summer Kickoff) (PDF)
The New York Times (PDF)
New York Social Diary (PDF)
New York Post (PDF)
Town & Country (PDF)
The event is accessible by taxi and vehicle drop-off or by foot by entering at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
Taxis will be available after the event.
No tickets will be issued for this event; all names will be held on a guest list.
For more information, please contact the Special Events Department at 212.446.2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.