Once again this year, Red Rooster chef/owner (and "Chopped" TV judge) Marcus Samuelsson—along with Harvest Home—is hosting Savor the Season Uptown, a tasting event whose goal is to bring farm-fresh foods to underserved communities. The event takes place Thursday, September 26.
The Marcus Samuelsson Group and chef Nils Noren are among the prominent New York foodists supporting Harvest Home Farmer's Market's efforts to provide seminars, lifestyle programs, farmer's market benefits and more to lower-economic neighborhoods and neighborhoods with limited access to quality produce. "We are honored to be working with Chef Nils Noren and the Marcus Samuelsson Group, who are supporters of our Eating for Good Health workshops, a leading-edge program designed to address childhood obesity and improve health outcomes," said Maritza Wellington Owens, CEO of Harvest Home in a prepared statement.
Last year, the first Savor the Season Uptown event took place at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Eight restaurants and two bakeries participated. This year, the event moves to the Museum of the City of New York. Samuelsson and Noren will curate the menu to highlight local produce. The event features prominent chefs and restaurants located north of 96th Street, and is sponsored in part by Edible Manhattan and Red Rooster Harlem. Specialty herb-infused cocktails round out the produce-themed menu.
"There is nothing better than getting together and creating an event where people have a great time while eating delicious food, and also rasing money for a wonderful organization," said Noren in the same prepared statement.
Savor the Season Uptown 2013 takes place Thursday, September 26. General admission to the event is $125. VIP admission is $250 and includes an early VIP meet-and-greet hour. Raffles and live music also help spice up the evening. Early Bird tickets are available at a discount (must buy two or more) until September 13. Visit savortheseasonnyc.org for tickets and more information.
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