Food Network Chef Hosts City Island Clam Bake

Guests will spend the day at the beach with Food Network’s Michael Proietti

Guests will join Food Network star for clam bake on City Island, New York.

Just off the coast of the Bronx, the small fishing enclave of City Island feels like it’s a world away from New York City. This July 22, New Yorkers and tourists alike will have an opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city to spend the day with Food Network’s Michael Proietti on the beach of his hometown, City Island.

Proietti, who was a finalist on season five of The Next Food Network Star and made his way to the finals on Chopped All Stars, is hosting the clam bake in collaboration with Sidetour, an event planning company.

"If you’ve ever met any one from City Island you know they have a lot of personality and love the outdoors," said Joanna Ehrenreich, marketing associate at Sidetour. "And Michael is quite the personality."

Party-goers will dine on clams, crabs, oysters, and muscles at the private Bay Street Beach from noon to 2 p.m. before heading off to experience what City Island has to offer — with some tips from Proietti of course. Guests are invited to bring their own bottles, and Proietti will provide homemade iced tea.

Tickets are now on sale for $75 and there are only 12 spots available.

Sean Flynn is a Junior Writer for The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @BuffaloFlynn