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July 17, 2019

Celebrate Madison Square Chefs 2019 was a Fun-Filled Feast

Earlier this week, people from all over the city gathered in Madison Square Park for delicious food provided by the most innovative and diverse restaurants in NoMad. This year, 30 chefs participated, representing 28 restaurants including neighborhood staples such as Eleven Madison Park, Eataly, Shake Shack and more. It was a perfect evening with the summer sun shining down and the smell of world-class food filling the air.

While you can’t go wrong with a Shake Shack burger, many chefs were serving up more adventurous options. The Clocktower tent was serving Hudson Valley Foie Gras Parfait with green garlic and rye, and Scampi gave guests the opportunity to try their Tuna Acqua Pazza with delicious cookies for desert. In the end, many were left wishing they had a bigger appetite because it was nearly impossible to choose between all of the incredible options.

To go along with all of the amazing food options, 13 vendors were there to provide libations for the hungry crowd. Four Roses Bourbon, one of the event’s sponsors, was serving up delicious grapefruit cocktails. Others such as Aviation Gin, Brooklyn Brewery and Cooperstown Distillery were also there to keep everyone hydrated.

The Barnstorm was there playing amazing music for the evening. Described on their website as a rock, rap, pop, country, dance, hip-hop, funk, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, singalong party band, they did not disappoint. The New York-based band plays shows all over the world, and they certainly kept the party going until the event wrapped up.

And the best part? Guests were able to get their fill on gourmet food and drink all while knowing that they did their part to support Madison Square Park. Funds raised at Celebrate Madison Square Chefs support the park’s horticulture, maintenance and free public programs.

If you missed it this year, next year is your chance! Stay up-to-date about events going on in the park on the Madison Square Park Conservancy website.