New Taste of the Upper West Side is coming up in May. I’ve been to this event, and it is a great way to try food from the area’s top restaurants. The 7th annual event runs from May 27th through May 31st. It includes A-list talent such as Travel Channel’s Adam Richman and Food Network’s Alex Guarnaschelli, who will host Comfort Classics on Friday, May 30th, and TODAY show contributor and New York Knicks broadcaster Jill Martin, who will host Best of the West on Saturday, May 31st, with honoree Daniel Boulud.
Participating chefs include Jacques Torres, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Christina Tosi and many more. Some of my favorite places will be represented, such as Gazala’s, Big Daddy’s, Treat House, Sugar and Plumm, The Meatball Shop, Bar Boulud, Blue Ribbon, Porter House NY and Rosa Mexicano. I have yet to try Red Farm, The Smith, The Lincoln, THE LEOPARD at des Artistes and Parm, so it will be an opportunity to try them. The event is presented by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, the area from West 67th Street to West 82nd Street, including the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Historical Society. New Taste of the Upper West Side celebrates chefs in the area, and all net proceeds from the event go toward neighborhood projects.