Best of the West VIP Reception

Presented by 21 West End

Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Under our grand tent in the O’Shea Complex Schoolyard, Columbus Ave between West 76th & 77th Streets
Purchase VIP Tickets! $225

An exceptional prelude to an incredible evening, Best of the West VIP Reception presented by 21 West End is a delicious opportunity to meet-and-greet celebrity chefs and restaurateurs for an entire hour prior to general admission. The evening will be hosted by Jesse Palmer, Renown Analyst/Host: DISNEY’s ESPN and ABC Networks featured on College Footballand Good Morning. Starting with a champagne toast in a private lounge open throughout Saturday’s event, VIP ticket holders will be treated to a chef-worthy gift and invited to a book signing by one of the evening’s honorees, Chef April Bloomfield, recipient of two Michelin Stars and one of only 10 women recipients to receive even one, and a James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef. The author of “A Girl and Her Pig” and “A Girl and her Greens” opened her first Upper West Side restaurant, White Gold Butchers, in October 2016 with long-time partner and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Restaurateur in the United States in 2016, Ken Friedman

Cost: $225 per person

Best of the West

Presented by Park West Village

Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Under our grand tent in the O’Shea Complex Schoolyard, Columbus Ave between West 76th & 77th Streets
Purchase Gen. Adm. Tickets! $135, 2 for $250

Celebrating a decade of divine dining, Best of the West presented by Park West Village Apartments reaches to the stars as the haute highlight of a weekend homage to the Upper West Side’s most illustrious chefs and restaurants and hosted by Jesse Palmer, Renown Analyst/Host: DISNEY’s ESPN and ABC Networks featured on College Football and Good Morning America. It’s an extraordinary night of epicurean excellence against an urbane backdrop of high spirits and sophisticated sounds from DJ Price. The evening’s hosts will be joined by honorees April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, along with such other award-winning chefs as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud and John Fraser. Among the 40 bastions of fine cuisine participating in these 10th Anniversary festivities are Jean-Georges, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, Rosa Mexicano, The Leopard at des Artistes, and Jacques Torres Chocolate. For culinary connoisseurs, it is the ultimate dream-come-true event under a grand tent with cuisine, fine wines and spirits, and so much more!

Cost: $135 per person or 2 for $250

April Bloomfield & Ken Friedman
April Bloomfield is one of only 10 female chefs in the U.S. to receive a Michelin star; her work has in fact garnered her stars in 2 different restaurants. April & business partner Ken Friedman own 7 restaurants including the newly- opened White Gold Butchers. Mr. Friedman won the James Beard Award 2016 for "Best Restaurateur" in the U.S.
Jesse Palmer
Renown Analyst/Host: DISNEY's ESPN and ABC Networks featured on College Football and Good Morning America

Featured Chefs and Restaurants:

Alex Garcia
AG Kitchen
Haley and Lauren Fox
Alice's Tea Cup
Gaurav Anand
Alexander Burger
Bar Boulud
Misha Levin
Travis Swikard
Boulud Sud
Rodrigo Nogueira
Burke & Wills
Jose Paulo Cortes
Michael Navarrete
Cafe Luxembourg
Pat Murrell
Cafe Tallulah
Jorge Adriazola
Calle Ocho Restaurant
Angel Ramos & Jorge Pineda
Candle Cafe West
Glenn Rolnick
Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria
Todd Mitgang
Crave Fishbar
John Fraser
Michael Dallaverde
Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant
Dave Ferraro
Jacques Torres
Jacques Torres Chocolate
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Ed Brown / Justin Rowe
Lincoln Center Kitchen
Lincoln Square Steak
Bobbie Lloyd
Magnolia Bakery
Olivier Dessyn
Millefeuille Bakery
Scott Bryan
The Milling Room
Andy DAmico
Nice Matin
Keith Cohen
Orwashers Bakery
Joe Ng
Ed McDevitt
Rosa Mexicano
Miguel Monteros
Salumeria Rosi
Mark Rosati
Shake Shack
Tim Kensett
Bill Peet
Tavern On The Green
Eric Cope
Vito Gnazzo
THE LEOPARD at des Artistes
John Greeley
The Loeb Boathouse
Michael Cressotti
The Mermaid Inn
Bruce and Eric Bromberg
The Ribbon
Brian Ellis
The Smith
Wendy Israel
Treathouse NY
April Bloomfield, Jocelyn Guest, Erika Nakamura, & Robert Flaherty
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