It was a special evening of fun, feast and fundraising! Bon Vivant was thrilled to participate in this year’s City Harvest’s BID Fundraising event.
Guests were immersed in a lively Havana Nights theme as they bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences. There was live entertainment to be enjoyed, delicious small plates and cocktails to be enjoyed from over 50 of New York City’s best chefs, restaurants, and mixologists, including Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Francois Payard, Per Se, The Lambs Club, Ron Ben Israel, Gramercy Tavern, Kerry Heffernan of Grand Banks, Gabriel Kreuther, Marcus Glocker of Batard, 21 Club, Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit, Angie Mar of the Beatrice Inn, Angie Rito of Don Angie, and Seki Shi of Sushi Seki.
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian hosted VIPs in GZ’s Social Club, featuring interactive gourmet tastings, luxury purveyors, specialty cocktails, superior reserve wines, a special gift, and unique entertainment.
Bon Vivant New York presented Havana themed petits fours for participants to enjoy. As a a fun interactive element, guests were invited to pipe Havana themed flowers over the BID logo template. The final decorated piece left as a sweet reminder of the great evening and as a small token of thanks to the excellent work of the organizers and volunteers.
The icing on the cake - the evening raised a record $1.6 million, enough to help feed over 18,000 New Yorkers in need for a year.