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Black Tie International:
29th Annual "Chefs' Tribute to Citymeals-On-Wheels"

Photo by:  Levi Stolove Photography




World-Renowned Culinary Clans; Family Wineries & Chefs
Who Simply Feel Like Family

Gather at Rockefeller Center To Make & Break Bread Together
As They Raise Funds

To Benefit New York City’s Frail, Homebound Elderly

Sandra Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Semi-Homemade Magazine;
New York Times Bestselling author and Food Network celebrity, to Serve as Honorary Co-Chair/Emcee

Some of the world’s most legendary culinary clans will gather on Monday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. for the 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels” titled “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.” World-renowned chefs; family wineries; and chefs who have been cooking together for so long that they feel like family, will unite for this highly anticipated culinary event. Chefs will prepare mouth-watering dishes at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. Sandra Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Semi-Homemade Magazine; New York Times Bestselling author and Food Network celebrity, will serve as this year’s Honorary
Co-Chair/Emcee. Among the chefs creating culinary magic will be

Participating Chefs:

Julian Alonzo, Brasserie 8 ½ (New York)

Jonathan Benno with Richard Capizzi, Lincoln
(New York)

Matteo Bergamini with Marisa & Tony May, SD 26

(New York)

Daniel Boulud, DANIEL (New York)

David Burke, David Burke Townhouse (New York)

Jawn Chasteen & Michael Gabriel, The Sea Grill
(New York)

Victor Chavez & Alan Stillman, Smith & Wollensky

(New York) with Craig Koketsu & Michael Stillman,

Quality Meats (New York )

Tom Colicchio, Craft (New York)

Scott Conant, Scarpetta (New York)

Jeremy Culver with the Gurrera Family, Fulton
(New York)

Chris DeLuna, Naples 45 (New York)

Ben Ford, Ford’s Filling Station (Culver City, CA)

Larry Forgione, An American Place (St. Louis) with

Marc Forgione, Marc Forgione (New York) and

Bryan Forgione, Society Café, Wynn Encore
(Las Vegas)

Clark Frasier & Mark Gaier of Arrows Restaurant,

Ogunquit, ME

Craig Hopson with the Maccioni Family, Le Cirque

(New York)

Dan Kluger, ABC Kitchen (New York)

Zarela Martinez, Zarela Catering & Consulting (New

York) with Aaron Sanchez, Centrico (New York)

Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu (New York)

Tony Maws, Craigie on Main (Cambridge, MA)

Tory McPhail with Ti Martin & the Brennan Family,

Commander’s Palace (New Orleans)

Marco Moreira & Jo-Ann Makovitzky, Tocqueville / 15

East (New York)

Michael Paley, Proof on Main (Louisville, KY)

Charlie Palmer, Aureole (New York)

Ben Pollinger with the Livanos family, Oceana
(New York)

Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar & Grill (New York)

Antonio Prontelli, Rock Center Café (New York) with

Juan Branez, Cucina & Co. (New York)

The Roberts Family, The Salt Lick (Austin, Texas)

Angelo Sosa, Social Eatz (New York)

Joachim Splichal & Tony Esnault, Patina (Los Angeles

Toshio Suzuki, Sushi Zen (New York)

Bill Telepan, Telepan (New York)

Claude Troisgros, Olympe (Rio de Janeiro) with

Thomas Troisgros, 66 Bistro (Rio de Janeiro)

Silvana Vivoli, il Gelato Vivoli (Florence, Italy)

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges
(New York) with Cedric Vongerichten, Perry St.
(New York)

Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto (New York)

The Woods Family, Sylvia’s (New York)

Bill Yosses, The White House (Washington D.C.)

Participating Wineries:

Casa di Ama (Siena, Italy)

Bedell Cellars (Cutchogue, NY)

Maison Joseph Drouhin (Beaune, France)

Justin Winery (Paso Robles, CA)

Domaine Mittnacht Frères (Alsace, France)

Bodegas Primitivo Quiles (Monivar, Spain)

Champagne Pierre Paillard (Champagne, France)

Ponzi Vineyards (Beaverton, OR)

Château Robin (Belvès-de-Castillon, France)

Sandhi (Santa Barbara, CA)

Wolffer Vineyards (Sagaponack, NY)

The event will raise funds for the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals, hand-delivered to frail, homebound elderly
New Yorkers.

This year’s family focused event will be designed by renowned architect David Rockwell. More than 1,000 business leaders, gourmet enthusiasts, food industry trendsetters, socialites, young professionals, chefs and restaurateurs will attend one of the season’s most anticipated culinary events. Live music and dancing will add another vibrant dash to the festivities.

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, and Randi & Dennis Riese. Spirits Chair is Audrey Saunders of The Pegu Club. Wine Chair is Daniel Johnnes of the Dinex Group.

Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI Water. Denihan Hospitality Group is the official hotel of “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.”

WHAT: The 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels” will bring together some of the world’s most legendary culinary clans; family wineries; and chefs who have been cooking together for so long that they feel like family to prepare a spectacular “movable feast” at this year’s family themed benefit.

WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2011; general admission 7:30 p.m.;
VIP admission 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The gardens, esplanades and restaurants of
 Rockefeller Center

TICKETS: Individual tickets: $600 each (7:30pm General admission)

Benefit Committee: $2,500 (includes 2 VIP tickets, 6:30pm
early admission)

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

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

$50 per ticket is not tax-deductible.

To purchase tickets, contact Citymeals-on-Wheels: (212) 687-1290 or .


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