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Summer By The Sea

Chef's Tribute 2013. Photo by:  Hart Media


MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014





World-Renowned Chefs Present Takes On Fruits de Mer, Barbeque

And Other Seasonal Fare

To Benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels at Annual Chefs' Tribute




WHAT:  Legendary chefs will gather on Monday, June 9, 2014 for a sumptuous seasonal tasting at 'Summer by the Sea,' the 29th Annual Chefs' Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels. The chefs will unite at this highly anticipated culinary event and present their interpretation of coastal and summer fare at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. The event will raise funds to support the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals, hand-delivered to homebound elderly New Yorkers. Participating chefs to date include:


Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern (New York, NY)

Jonathan Benno & Richard Capizzi, Lincoln Ristorante

     (New York, NY)

Matteo Bergamini, SD26 Restaurant & WineBar (New

     York, NY)
Daniel Boulud & Travis Swikard, Boulud Sud

     (New York, NY)

Justin Cogley, Aubergine the Restaurant at L?Auberge

     Carmel (Carmel, CA)

Leah Cohen, Pig & Khao (New York, NY)

Scott Conant, Scarpetta (New York, NY)

Matthew Dillon, Sitka & Spruce, Bar Sajor, The Corson

     Building, The London Plane (Seattle, WA)

Jose Enrique, Jose Enrique, Miel, El Blok (Santurce,

     Guaynabo & Vieques, Puerto Rico)

Bobby Flay, Gato (New York, NY)

Larry Forgione, The Conservatory for American Food

     Studies, The Conservatory Restaurant, CIA at   

     Greystone (St. Helena, CA)

Marc Forgione, American Cut, Khe-Yo (New York, NY)

Jason Fox, Commonwealth (San Francisco, CA)

Clark Frasier & Mark Gaier, MC Perkins Cove, M.C.

     Spiedo (Ogunquit, ME, Boston, MA)

Luke Holden, Luke's Lobster (New York, DC,






Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat (Chicago,  IL)

Matt Jennings, Farmstead, Inc
(Providence, RI)

Elizabeth Karmel, Hill Country
Barbeque Market (New York, NY)

Craig Koketsu, General Assembly Restaurant & Bar  (New York, NY)

Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu New York (New York, NY)

Laurie Jon Moran, Le Bernardin
(New York, NY)

Charlie Palmer & Marcus Gleadow-Ware,
Aureole (New York, NY

François Payard, FP Patisserie, FPB
(New York,NY)

Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill
(New York, NY)

Joachim Splichal, Patina, Patina Tokyo 
(Los Angeles, CA, Tokyo, Japan)

Ari Taymor, Alma (Los Angeles, CA)

Bill Telepan, Telepan, Telepan Local
(New York, NY)

Michael Voltaggio, ink. (Los Angeles, CA)

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges
York, NY)

Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto (New York, NY)

Jennifer Yee & Damon Wise, Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery (New York, NY)

Sang Yoon, Lukshon, Father's Office
 (Los Angeles, CA)


Rockefeller Center will be transformed into a seaside getaway by renowned architect and Citymeals Board Member David Rockwell. More than 1,000 business leaders, gourmet enthusiasts, food industry trendsetters, socialites, young professionals, chefs and restaurateurs will be in attendance for live music, dancing and spectacular cuisine.


Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, will be the evening?s Grand Host. The event is chaired by Ninah & Michael Lynne; Laura & John Pomerantz;Randi & Dennis Riese; and Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch. With the help of Beverage Chairs Audrey Saunders (Owner, The Pegu Club) and Daniel Johnnes (Wine Director, The Dinex Group), the event will also feature signature cocktails from top spirit sponsors and stellar wines from notable wineries.


Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI Water. Other sponsors to-date include: Saks Fifth Avenue, Duane Reade Charitable Foundation, Lexus, Specialty Food Association and Travelers.



WHEN:          Monday, June 9, 2014; VIP Admission 6:30pm; General Admission 7:30pm


WHERE:        The gardens, esplanades and restaurants of Rockefeller Center


TICKETS:      Premier Patron: $25,000 (includes 14 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)


                       Extraordinary Patron: $15,000 (includes 8 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)


                       Very Grand Patron: $10,000 (includes 6 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)


Grand Patron: $5,000 (includes 4 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission)


Benefactor: $2,500 (includes 2 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission)


General Admission Ticket: $600 each (7:30pm general admission)


Young Professional: $200 (40 years and younger. Don?t forget your ID! Ticket includes a special pre-event cocktail reception and general admission to the event, starting at 7:30pm. More information will follow upon your ticket purchase. There is limited availability of Young Professional tickets.)


$50 per ticket is not tax-deductible.



Thanks to our board members, the City of New York and certain designated grants and sponsorships for administrative expenses, Citymeals is able to promise that 100% of all proceeds from ticket sales will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.


To purchase tickets, visit


 or contact Citymeals-on-Wheels: (212) 687-1290 or



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