Taste of Hope Festival Coming to New York

Staff Writer
The American Cancer Society is reprising their tasty event to raise funds for a worthy cause
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The 9th Annual Taste of Hope will feature celebrity chefs raising money to help eliminate cancer.

Thursday, May 1, 800 New York diners will unite to celebrate tastes from some of the city’s most discerning chefs while helping support more birthdays in America.  

Now in its 9th Year, American Cancer Society's Taste of Hope will take place at 82 Mercer in Soho, a large event hall with plenty of room for mingling and munching.  This year's event  will honor celebrity chef Elizabeth Falkner (formerly at New York's Corvo Bianco) for her dedication to the fight against cancer-- she will be first female honoree at the annual event. The acknowledgement has gone to Marc Murphy, Todd English and Eric Levine in past years. Chefs Marc Murphy, Chris Santos, George Mendes, and Francois Payard will also be in attendance this year.

At Taste of Hope, guests are invited to sample bites provided by some of New York’s hottest restaurants including The Meatball Shop, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, Recette, Benoit, Aldea, BLT Fish, Serendipity 3, Luke’s Lobster, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, The Smith, and many more.

A culinary themed silent auction will also help raise funds for American Cancer Society to support their mission in eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Prizes will include dinners for two, Broadway tickets, and travel packages. In the past, Taste of Hope has raised over $175,000 and this year the event hopes to exceed their $200,000 goal.

VIP Admission start at  6:30PM, with General Admission at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofhopenyc.org.

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If you cannot attend the event, you can donate a gift to the American Cancer Society.