Taste of Summer

The season's most delicious event!

June 10, 2015
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bethesda Terrace

Taste of Summer brings together 900 guests each June under the stars in Central Park for a distinctive kickoff to summer in New York City. This event features tastings prepared by celebrated area restaurants, 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 Central Park.


Silent auction featuring priceless experiences in Central Park and beyond


Presented by

Taste Café hosted by Maccioni Restaurants
featuring Le Cirque, Le Cirque Café, Circo & Sirio Ristorante

Event Chairmen
Kristy & Jonathan Korngold, Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr., Laurie & Jay Mandelbaum,
Gillian & Sylvester Miniter, and Melissa Vail & Norman C. Selby

Host Committee
Charles Altchek, Renata & Claudio Garcia, Melissa Seligmann Gokhvat & Eugene Gokhvat,
Andrea Henderson Fahnestock & George A. Hambrecht, Anne & Bill Harrison, Cathy & Bill Ingram , Kamie & Richard Lightburn,
Maria & Mario Maccioni , Karen & Tony May, Mazzone Family, Evelyn & David McCabe, Michael McLaughlin,
Elyse & Michael Newhouse, Liz & Jeff Peek, Catherine Rawls, Franci & Joe Rice, Avis & Bruce Richards,
Alexandra & Alex Robertson, David Simpson, Coke Anne & Jarvis Wilcox, Vivian & James Zelter

Music by DJ Kiss

Participating Restaurants
(As of April 28, 2015)
'21' Club
A Voce Columbus
 Benoit Bistro
 Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown
Bridgewater Chocolate
Clement at The Peninsula New York
David Burke Fishtail
Gallaghers Steakhouse
Kappo Masa
Loi Estiatorio
Murray's Cheese Bar
Pampano NYC
 Porter House New York
Ristorante Morini
Rotisserie Georgette
SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar

Serafina Restaurant
Serendipity 3
Spice Market
Swifty's Restaurant
Tavern on the Green
Thalassa Restaurant
 The Back Room at One57
The Loeb Boathouse Central Park
The Milling Room

A "Taste" of the Silent Auction, featuring
(As of April 28, 2015) 
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
City Winery
Cloud Catering
Fairmont Hamilton Princess
Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge
Oheka Castle
NIZUC Resort & Spa
PGA Tour/The Barclays

Round Hill Hotel & Villas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Grand Del Mar
The Place Koh Tao Co. Ltd.
The Skylark
The Surrey
Topping Rose House

Viking River Cruises
Wolffer Estate Vineyard

In the Press
New York Post
New York Daily News
Gotham Magazine
New York Social Diary 

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. Event will be held rain or shine.

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 tasteofsummer@centralparknyc.org

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