Eat (RED) Save Lives Campaign Launches

Thursday, June 2, 2016

For all the foodies out there, this one’s for you. Today marks the official start to the Eat (RED) Save Lives Campaign—an exciting line up of culinary related happenings in June throughout the city, to raise funds and awareness for The Global Fund to fight AIDS.

The event kicks off today with ‘The RED Supper’ hosted by Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain, an exclusive dinner event serving up family-style meals created by celebrated chefs. The month-long event also includes everything from a food photo workshop at Delicatessen, an opportunity to taste the best-selling Char Burger by Chef April Bloomfield at The Spotted Pig, to picturesque (RED) velvet macaron offerings at Bouchon Bakery.

Here, we share the full schedule for the Eat (RED) Save Lives Campaign. Get your calendars marked for all the exciting events coming up! Your Instagram will thank you.

For the month of June

Aretsky’s Patroon
: The eatery will be offering a (RED) Project cocktail available on their rooftop and indoor bar menu. The refreshing drink is created with house-made hibiscus infused gin, Absolut Mandarin, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup and an egg white. To add to the sweetness, the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to the cause with every drink purchased.

Benoit: Alain Ducasse’s Midtown Parisian Bistro will be offering an exclusive (RED) RIVE DROITE menu with choice of red or white (sommelier’s recommendation + Lobster Salad + Berry Pavlova for $35, served at the bar). Delish!

Sunday, June 5

Solomon & Kuff
: Co-owners Karl Franz Williams and Julie Grunberger will be hosting a festive (RED) dinner and party. Solomon & Kuff will be serving their specialty cocktail all day long. Named the “Sorrel Is All That You Can Say,” the drink is a delightful combination of hibiscus, ginger, rum, spice, and mescal topped with prosecco.

The Spotted Pig: Chef April Bloomfield will turn her best-selling Char Burger (RED) for one night only!

Dirt Candy: Chef and owner Amanda Cohen is hosting a “veggie pop-up” brunch at Dirt Candy with Egg chefs George Weld and Evan Hanzcor.

BLT Prime, BLT Steak and The Wayfarer: Each of these hot spots will offer a specially curated 3-course menu created by Chef David Burke, who will be visiting each of the restaurants. 40% of all the proceeds from this menu will be donated to the campaign.

Manhattan By Sail: Each of their sails will turn (RED) for one day only and will offer a special (RED) cocktail during the day.

Underwest Donuts: Scott Levine of Underwest Donuts will make a special (RED) Donut and feature it at their car wash.

From June 5-11

Bouchon Bakery
: Chef and director of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery Alessandra Altieri will create a special (RED) Velvet Macaron.

Left Bank Restaurant: Chef Laurence Edelman will offer a (RED) inspired menu item and cocktail featuring the restaurant’s signature Gnocci Dish and (RED) Sangria.

Monday, June 20

Exhibit C
: Chef Daphne Cheng will serve a 5-course dinner with all (RED) dishes, hosted at her raw collaborative space in the Lower East Side. Tickets will be priced $175/person with 40% of proceeds going to The Global Fund.

Wednesday, June 22

: Chef Michael Ferraro’s soho eatery will host a (RED) Food Photography Workshop in the restaurant’s beautiful private courtyard space hosted by @EatingNYC and @ChefJacquesLamerde, with 20 spots open to public. For a chance to attend, post your best food photo with the hashtag #86AIDS and the hosts will pick their favorites, who will receive an invitation.

Week of June 23

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
: Known for its signature crazy shakes, chef and owner Joe Isidori has created a special (RED) Milkshake. On June 23rd, the restaurant will be hosting a (RED) Milkshake Happy Hour for top social media influencers including Alexa Mehraban @eatingnyc; Jen Balisi @indulgenteats; Jeremy Jacobowitz @brunchboys; Gillie Houston @GillieHouston; Hungry Girls @hungrygrls; Jackie Gebel @NoLeftovers_ ; Christine Flynn @chefjacqueslamerde; Hungry Twins @HungryTwins; Katja Sherlock @NYC.

Tuesday, June 28

La Sirena: Chef Josh Laurano of Mario Batali’s La Sirena will be offering a (RED) dinner as part of their (RED) Supper Series. Tickets will be priced at $99/person.

Del Posto: Chef Mark Ladner of Mario Batali’s Del Posto will be offering a private dinner for $295/person in the private event space at Del Posto.


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