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10th Annual Taste of the Upper West Side presents Best of the West

Celebrating a decade of divine dining, Best of the WestPresented by Park West Village 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 a live DJ. 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-GeorgesBoulud SudDovetailRosa MexicanoThe 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!

VIP ticket holders will enjoy an exceptional prelude to an incredible evening: Best of the West VIP Reception presented by Park West Village is a delicious opportunity to meet-and-greet celebrity chefs and restaurateurs for an entire hour prior to general admission, from 6:30 to 7:30PM; starting with a champagne toast in a private lounge open throughout Saturday’s event, VIP ticket holders will also be treated to chef-worthy gift bags.

For more information on partipating restaurants, and photos from last year, visit

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