Enjoying the Area’s Best Chefs and Fine Wines While Supporting the United Way

Hudson-Hil's-Cafe-United-Way-dinnerThe region’s best culinary experts will demonstrate their talents and provide mouth-watering dishes at the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s (UWWP) annual “Putnam Best Chefs and Fine Wines” event on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. The event takes place at The Garrison from 6 to 8 p.m., with proceeds benefiting United Way’s efforts to educate the community on healthy lifestyle choices, build community gardens and steer teens away from drug and alcohol abuse.

The event draws food and wine connoisseurs from throughout Putnam County who come to sample dishes from the area’s best restaurants and take in the beautiful views of the Hudson River. “People from all over the area come out for Putnam Best Chefs,” says Naomi Adler, UWWP president and CEO. “The food is incredible, the atmosphere with the chefs is exciting and it’s a great opportunity to have fun while really making a difference in Putnam County.”

Local blues and roots band Crossroads will provide the music this year, and participating fine food establishments include Arturo’s Tavern, Fresh Company, Hudson Hil’s Café and Market, Johnny Gelato, Olive Oil of the World, Thai Golden Restaurant, The Stadium and Valley Restaurant at The Garrison. Food will be paired with tastings of fine wines from around the world provided by Depot Wine and Liquors of Brewster and great beers from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, with discounts available to members of partnering business groups. Sponsorship opportunities start at $275. To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorships, visit UWWP.org/bestchefs or contact Peter West at 914.997.6700 x732 or pwest@uwwp.org. The evening includes a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting UWWP programs in Putnam.

The Garrison is located at 2015 US 9 in Garrison, NY.