Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Here's to the Feast!

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, Upper West Siders, New York foodies and lovers of our rich architectural history gathered together in a parkside apartment--a wonderful aerie hovering over the West Side, home to nearly 2,700 of New York's most beloved landmarks, including the American Museum of Natural History and Roosevelt Park, the green oasis that surrounds the Museum--to kick-off Landmark Feast, coming this fall. 

Click to view photos on Flickr.  

The evening's co-hosts: Friends of Roosevelt Park and LANDMARK WEST!, compatriots in the proverbial trenches, pulling in the same direction to keep the West Side the West Side that we all know and love, a job that takes persistent activism and vigilance and cannot be done alone.

Special guests included Ruth Reichl, former New York Times restaurant critic, editor of Gourmet magazine from 1999 to 2009, much-followed blogger, and honorary event chair of Landmark Feast; Chefs Bill Telepan, of Telepan Restaurant, and John Fraser, of Dovetail Restaurant, both pacesetters in the culinary revitalization of the Upper West Side; and Katy Oursler of Outstanding in the Field, all of whom have nurtured the idea of Landmark Feast from a tender shoot to a robust vine that now includes nearly 20 of the West Side's most brilliant chefs.

Also in attendance was Chef Damian Sansonetti of Bar Boulud.  And while unable to attend the Landmark Feast kick-off, thanks go to Chef Michael Psilakis of Kefi and Fishtag Restaurants for generously donating the tasty bites enjoyed throughout the evening.

Enjoy the photos above (or on Flickr) of the Landmark Feast kick-off party, and stay tuned for more updates!

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