Children of Bellevue’s 21st Annual “Toast to the Children” hosted by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio

©Jennifer Liseo / ©Veronica Bruno

©Jennifer Liseo / ©Veronica Bruno


April 25th, 2017

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

*VIPs are invited to join at 6:30 PM



450 E. 29th Street at First Avenue

New York, NY, 10016


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This annual gala, founded by Tom Colicchio, now in its 21st year, raises money for the pediatric programs at Bellevue Hospital.

This fundraiser is one of New York City’s premier food and wine tasting events featuring some of the city’s best chefs, hottest restaurants, and wines and spirits from around the world.

At this festive evening, 450 guests will sample signature dishes from some of New York’s finest restaurants; taste wines from around the world; and enjoy the opulence of riverpark as they mingle with celebrity chefs and fellow food lovers. This year’s list of participating restaurants includes: The Beatrice Inn, craft, Fairway, Fowler & Wells, Hearth, La Boite, The Musket Room, Pearl Oyster Bar, Rappahannock Oyster Company, riverpark, and Saxon + Parole. Wine pairings will be selected by Natalie Grindstaff, Director of Beverage Programs for Crafted Hospitality. Coffee donated by Le Colombe. Champagne will be poured during the VIP hour.

This year’s “Children Champions” honorees are Judith Dunn, Ph.D., Vice President and Global Head of Clinical Development Head, Roche Innovation Center New York and longtime supporter of Children of Bellevue, and Selenis Leyva, the Cuban-born American actress and advocate best known for her portrayal of Gloria Mendoza on Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black. Mendoza is being recognized for her support for children’s causes especially those affecting LGBTQ youth.

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