The New York Foundling Hosts Benefit Gala

Chef Mina Newman will create a menu of 1930s-inspired dishes to celebrate the occasion

Philanthropy and fine dining are no strangers, and soon the Edison Ballroom will host a fete that shows off the best of both worlds on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Nearly 500 members of New York City’s philanthropic, political, business, performing arts, and child welfare communities are joining forces for a benefit dinner to raise awareness for The New York Foundling, one of the oldest and largest children and family services organizations in the Big Apple.

Hosted by the charity organization, the dinner — titled "Tomorrow is Tonight" — celebrates the return of the classic musical Annie to Broadway with a menu fit for Daddy Warbucks. Said menu will consist of 1930s-themed dishes prepared by Mina Newman, executive chef of Queens’ Christos Steakhouse and a winner of Food Network’s cooking competition show Chopped. Newman’s classic menu will include decadent fare like potato biscuits, premium cuts of beef, heavy cream sauces, and Baked Alaska for dessert. Party-goers can get in the mood by sipping on Manhattans, Side Cars, and Sloe Gin Fizzes.

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Cocktails, musicals, and cream sauces? If only tomorrow were today.