City Flavors, A Night of Local Bites


By Liz Neumark

Collaboration + Eating + Being outdoors = Doing Good

Sound like a good recipe? Then you will like what we are cooking up on July 23rd on the High Line. 

City Flavors, a new tasting event, will feature the dishes of 20 new food entrepreneurs – all graduates of Food Business Pathways; a program created for residents of NY public housing.

In an unusual twist, top chefs and food purveyors have agreed to be paired with the small scale owners to guide them through the preparation for their first high profile tasting event. The group includes: George Mendes, Executive Chef of Aldea; Andrew Tarlow, Owner of Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard, Roman and Achilles Heel; Bill Telepan, Executive Chef of Oceana; Ariane Daguin, Chef and Founder of D‘Artagnan; Former Executive Chef of Eleven Madison and Nomad, James Kent; Ardenia Brown, Owner of Buttermilk Market and Personal Chef to Questlove; Jessica Weiss, Pastry Chef for four of Union Square Hospitality Group’s restaurants.

Foods offered will include Caribbean dishes from Sarah Adams, B-B-Q from Big Daddi’s Smokehouse, sweets from Harlem Cakery, Tainted Desserts and DAM That’s Good Cake, meatballs from Munch Hours, Inc and vegetarian goodies from Veggie Grub, LLC.  And much more!

The event is organized by the Food Working Group of the Fund for Public Housing, an independent non-profit organization that invests in the well being of NYC public housing residents and their surrounding communities by collaborating with external partners to re-imagine and improve the way public housing in NYC works. 

Funds raised will help the emerging entrepreneurs with cash flow and further investment into their businesses. 

Event Details

City Flavors, A Night of Local Bites, will take over the Highline’s Chelsea Market Passage on Monday, July 23, from 6:30 to 9:30pm, with VIP admittance at 5:45pm. 

Tickets range from $95 to $1000, and are available for purchase via Eventbrite. For more information about the event or to learn how to support the Fund for Public Housing and it's food-oriented initiatives for NYCHA residents visit The Fund for Public Housing's website.

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