April 7, 2013
New York, NY
A Night with Daniel - this year's intimate and exquisite Sunday dinner - will be held on April 7, 2013, and will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Boulud's DANIEL, one of New York City's most elegant restaurants. Special guest host Al Roker (TODAY Show Co-Host and Weatherman) and DANIEL alumna Gail Simmons (Food & Wine and Top Chef) will act as the evening's live auctioneers. All proceeds from the live and silent auctions will go to Citymeals.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.citymeals.org/events-and-news/4-7-2013/a-night-with-daniel
April 11-15, 2013
Key West, FL
The most sought-after reservations in town beginning April 2013 will not be on land, but rather will be on sea, with the launch of the first-ever "Top Chef: The Cruise", aboard the modern, luxurious Celebrity Constellation. Brought to you by Bravo Media, Celebrity Cruises, Magical Elves and Rose Tours this cruise offers fans of the Emmy-winning reality competition series the chance to spend quality time with the show's judges and chefs making this the culinary voyage of a lifetime.
Hosted by two of "Top Chef's"; most beloved stars, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, and featuring past chef'testants, the April 11-15, 2013 cruise will sail round trip from Miami, Florida, with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. During the voyage, guests will have the opportunity to savor events such as interactive "Quickfire" cooking challenges, culinary demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions, Top Chef menus and Celebrity's own award-winning cuisine.
For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit http://www.topchefthecruise.com/
June 1, 2013
New York, NY
Highlighting the best of the Upper West Side culinary scene, Best of the West 2013 will showcase signature fare created by 40 celebrated chefs and restaurateurs. Hosted by Gail Simmons (Top Chef Judge and Food & Wine's Special Project's Director) it is a glamorous night of fine cuisine with wine and spirits guaranteed to tantalize, stimulate and motivate the most discerning palates. Adding to the star power of the event will be a tribute to visionary restaurateur Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group (Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, etc.) and his USHG Upper West Side colleague, Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack, the worldwide success story that has changed the perception of quick-food service forever. It's a magical night of sophisticated cuisine and delectable cachet held beneath a grand tent with music provided by Joe Bataglia and his 17-piece ensemble, "The New York Big Band." VIP tickets are available for those who want early access to the chefs, food and drinks. VIP guests will also receive a signed copy of Danny Meyer's book, "Setting the Table".
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.newtasteuws.com/best.html.
June 14-16, 2013
The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen celebrates its 31st year in 2013 as America's premier culinary event. It consists of three incomparable days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts. Year after year, noteworthy talent includes experts such as Mario Batali, Gail Simmons, José Andrés, Jacques Pépin, Joshua Wesson and more. Tickets go on sale at http://www.foodandwine.com/classic on December 5th, 2012.