125 West 18th Street
New York City, New York

New York, New York – September 12, 2012 – On Tuesday, October 16th, City Harvest will hold its 18th annual Bid Against Hunger restaurant tasting event at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, New York, NY). The VIP Hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the tasting & silent auction will take place from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This walk-around restaurant tasting and auction provides guests with the opportunity to see some of the city’s top chefs in action. This year’s event will feature some of this city’s hottest restaurants, including Blue Hill, Craft, Landmarc, Le Bernardin and Tribeca Grill, among others. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive prizes in both the live and silent auctions, including exclusive dinners with top chefs, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and concert tickets. VIP Room guests will enjoy an exclusive tasting of regional purveyors’ foods, passed hors d’oeuvres and high-end wines.

Last year, Bid Against Hunger featured over 70 of New York City’s top restaurants and raised over $1,000,000 to help City Harvest provide food for more than 4.5 million meals for New York’s hungry. Participating restaurants included Le Bernardin, Tribeca Grill, Craft, Blue Hill, and Landmarc.

Ticket prices range from $350 - $1,400 and sponsorship packages from $5,000 - $25,000. For more information call (917) 351-8725 or email [email protected]

About City Harvest
Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest (www.cityharvest.org) is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

Official Website: http://www.cityharvest.org

Added by Joseph McKeating on September 13, 2012

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