Jose Garces, working on behalf of his foundation, has rounded up 40 chefs, restaurant groups, and suppliers to throw a party, and it's become one of the best of the annual Philadelphia food events.
"Think Local, Give Local" will fill ballrooms at the Loews Philadelphia hotel with tastings and a food-themed silent auction to benefit Philadelphia’s immigrant community.
It's Friday, March 24, with the VIP preview from 6 to 7 p.m. and general admission from 7 to 10 p.m. A chef's afterparty will run from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Here's the lineup:
Garces restaurants including: 24, Amada, Amada New York, Bar Volver, Buena Onda, Distrito, Distrito Moorestown, Garces and Sons coffee, Garces Events, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Volver
A Mano, Townsend Wentz
Abe Fisher, Yehuda Sichel
Aldine, George Sabatino
Alma de Cuba, Douglas Rodriguez
Baba’s Brew, Olga Sorzano
Bank & Bourbon, Thomas Harkins
Bing Bing Dim Sum, Ben Puchowitz
Bistrot La Minette, Peter Woolsey
Blackfish, Chip Roman
Brauhaus Schmitz, Jeremy Nolen
Capofitto and Capogiro, Stephanie and John Reitano
Cheu Noodle Bar, Ben Puchowitz
DiBruno Bros., Emilio Mignucci
Ela, Jason Cichonski
Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga
Fork, John Patterson
Gilda’s Biscotti, Gilda Doganiero
High Street on Market, Ellen Yin
Hungry Pigeon, Pat O’Malley
Junto, MacGregor Mann
Kanella, Konstantinos Pitsillides
Kensington Quarters, Damon Menapace
La Calaca Feliz, Tim Spinner
Lacroix, Jon Cichon
The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe, Jessica Nolen
Mission Taqueria, Andrew Sabin
Osteria, Jeff Michaud
Pub & Kitchen, Eli Collins
Sampan, Michael Schulson
Spread Bagelry, Larry Rosenblum
Subarashii Kudamono Gourmet Asian Pears, Holly Harter
Townsend, Townsend Wentz
Vedge, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby
Vernick Food & Drink, Greg Vernick
Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Andy Weckerly
Whetstone Tavern, Jeremy Nolen
Will BYOB, Christopher Kearse
Wm. Mulherin & Sons, Marqessa Gesualdi
Zeppoli, Joey Baldino
Drinks will be provided by Tito’s Homemade Vodka, Patron, Beam Suntory, Yards, Brooklyn Brewing and Estrella, Bluecoat Gin, Coca-Cola and wine from Winebow.
General admission tickets are $150, while early admission is $200. For $250,
VIP admittees get access to the afterparty on the 33rd floor and a preview tasting.
Info is here.