Eleventh Annual "Taste of the Upper West Side"

 It’s that time of year again! The Taste of the Upper West Side will be held on Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th, 2018. Now in its eleventh year, the annual food-based fundraiser Taste of the Upper West Side is the brainchild of the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit representing merchants and property owners on Columbus Avenue, from West 67th Street to West 82nd Street o Manhattan’s Upper West Side. During the two-night celebration, more than 80 featured restaurants will present extraordinary fare, along with unlimited wine tastings and live music held under a grand, 40-foot high, block-long tent spread across the O’Shea Complex Schoolyard, along Columbus Avenue between West 76th and 77th Streets.

 With a nod to summer sipping trends, Rosé Friday will be the vinological theme of this year’s Summer in the City Presented by Yelp Reservations, Friday, May 18, from 7-10 p.m.  The first of the annual two-night culinary fundraiser will showcase several different styles of rosé.  Ticket prices for Summer in the City by Yelp Reservations are $115 per person; or two tickets for $200. 

 Saturday, May 19th will be highlighted by two distinct celebratory experiences, starting with the Best of the West VIP Reception Presented by 21 West End. An exclusive hour-long preview of the main event from 6:30 p.m. with limited attendance, the VIP Reception includes a special seating area available only to VIP ticket holders through the end of the night, direct access to the chefs before general admission, and early entree to the evening’s food, spirit, wine, and beer presentations. The cost of a VIP ticket is $235.

 Additionally, on May 19th, the Best of the West Presented by Park West Village will premiere of a unique section dedicated to signature bars and mixologists, all preparing one-of-a-kind cocktails. Among those participating will be Manhattan Cricket Club, Da Capo, Amelie, Guyer’s, Maison Pickle, Prohibition, and distinguished spirit sponsors Tito’s Vodka and Hiro Sake. Best of the West Honoree John Fraser will be serving epicurean tastings from his Michelin-starred Dovetail, along with 40 other illustrious Upper WestSide restaurants, Cost: $145 per person or 2 for $260 (Purchased at the door: $175 per person).

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.tasteuws.com

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