Food Bank for Westchester Hosts 25th Annual “An Evening in Good Taste”

The Food Bank for Westchester hosted a new expanded selection of top chefs and restaurants for its 25th Annual An Evening in Good Taste event on October 22 at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains. The fundraiser, which spread the message to end childhood hunger in Westchester County, raised nearly $250,000 for the Food Bank for Westchester.

The event, which attracted hundreds of people from the region, was an exclusive gathering of Westchester’s philanthropic community, featuring fine food by top chefs and world-class wines. All proceeds from the event went directly to support the Food Bank for Westchester’s children’s programs.

“We thank everyone who attended this year’s An Evening in Good Taste. Our guests enjoyed fine food, drinks and company while raising money to fight hunger in Westchester,” said Ellen Lynch, President and CEO of Food Bank for Westchester. “Through the generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise nearly $250,000 to support our programs that directly feed and impact the hungry children in our county.”

The following is a list of the restaurants that participated in the 25th Annual An Evening in Good Taste event:

105-Ten Bar & Grill
Abigail Kirsch
Café 1133
Campagna at Bedford Post Inn
Caperberry Events at the C.V. Rich Mansion
Cedar Street Grill
Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant and Inn
Equus at The Castle Hotel & Spa
Ladle of Love
Little Drunken Chef
Longford’s Ice Cream
Lulu Cake Boutique
Mt. Kisco Seafood
Poppy’s Cheesecake
Restaurant North
The Rye Roadhouse
Serafina White Plains
Tarry Lodge Port Chester
The Cookery’s DoughNation
The Great American BBQ Co.
The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges
The Pub and Atrium at Doral Arrowwood

Guests tried unique cuisine celebrating the bounty of the fall season, such as truffled squash prepared three ways from Abigail Kirsch, and other delicious items like the raw bar with clams and oysters on the half shell and New England style lobster rolls from Mt. Kisco Seafood. In addition, beverages were provided by Pernod Ricard, Broken Bow Brewery, Grapes The Wine Company, Peekskill Brewery and Coffee Lab Roasters.

The event also included live and silent auctions with gifts donated by The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Doral Arrowwood, Ladle of Love and Tarrytown Musical Hall, 121 Restaurant, Bullseye Glass, the Hilton Westchester, Red Hat on the River, Café 1133, Technique Catering, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Penguin Random House, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Beehive Restaurant, Lexington Square Café, Moderne Barn and Twisted Oak. Additionally, surprise lunch bag raffles provided guests with other exciting prizes.

The generous sponsors of the event were RPW Group, Entergy, All Star Products Group, Pernod Ricard USA, Webster Bank, Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP, PepsiCo and Grapes The Wine Company. Christopher and Sean Murphy of Murphy Brothers Contracting in Mamaroneck were the co-chairs of the event.

For over 25 years, the Food Bank for Westchester (FB4W) has led the fight against hunger in Westchester County, serving 265 frontline programs that provide food directly to the 200,000 county residents who are hungry or food insecure. One in five residents of the county is hungry or at-risk of being hungry; of those almost 200,000 people, one-third, are children.

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