10th Annual Second Helping of Life Tasting Event

| October 7, 2013

share eventLast week, the women of Daily Food and Wine had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual “Second Helping of Life,” a tasting event to benefit SHARE, which is an organization that provides dedicated and experienced support for women facing breast and ovarian cancers.

The event held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers brought together the top women chefs in NYC with their celebrity sous chefs dishing out “ perfect bites “ to supporters of this remarkable organization.

It is inspirational to see the power of a group of talented and dedicated women including the chefs, celebrities and volunteers creating an event that has raised over 3 millions dollars in the last 10 years to aid SHARE’s mission. High praise goes to Culinary Chairs Abigail Kirsch and Alison Awerbach of Abigail Kirsch Catering for coordinating this extraordinary event. 

lambTop chefs provided a “tasting” of one of their signature dishes and each was delicious and extraordinary.  With limited time and too many choices, we didn’t get to sample all the superb offerings, but some of our favorites included Rebecca Charles’s famous “Pearl Oyster Bar” lobster roll with it’s crunchy hotdog style homemade bun and flavorful mayo; Einat Admony of “Balaboosta “lamb over savory shredded fillo, Vegetarian Chef Amanda Cohen’s “Dirt Candy” yummy broccoli hotdog with sauerkraut and Ashley Merriman’s chopped chicken liver crostini from the Waverly Inn. Plus, we would be remiss in not mentioning Amy Scherber of Amy’s Bread addictive seeded bread sticks.

Kudos also go to Alex Guarnaschilli of the Darby and Butter, Anita Lo of Annisa, Meredith Kurtzman of Otto, Sarabeth Levine of Sarabeth’s, Amanda Freitag of Chopped, Lynn Bound of Moma, Alexandra Raijo of El Quinto Pino and La Vara, Amanda Cook of the Cookshop, Alexandra Ray of North End Grill, Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan, Rosa Ross of Scrimshaw, Sunchar Raymond of Union Square Grill, Colleen Grapes of the Harrison, Barbara Sibley of La Palapa, Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos, Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country and Julie Taras Wallach of Tipsy Parson.share fluffernutter The culinary excellence of these incredible women made this an event to remember.

Share’s Second Helping of Life is an event that we will all want to participate in next year and the years to come.

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Charlotte Goldblatt