4.20.2015

A Taste of Albany: businesses join forces to help fight hunger, homelessless

Displaying A Taste of Albany 2.jpgALBANY– Ladies and gentlemen, start your appetites! Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) is gearing up for the 10th Annual A Taste of Albany - and it’s going to be the most fun night of the season!

The 10th annual A Taste of Albany will be held Thursday, April 30, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the NYS
Museum in Albany, presented by SEFCU. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $150 for Honorary Committee tickets. Participating restaurants, event information, and tickets are available at
www.atasteofalbany.com.

“For ten years, A Taste of Albany has brought together all the best things in this area: great restaurants, a terrific venue, and all the attendees and sponsors who generously support Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, a most vital organization in our community,” said Michael J. Castellana, SEFCU president and CEO.

In the decade since creating A Taste of Albany, attendees and partners have raised more than $548,000 for IPH’s wide range of programs and services for homeless and low-income individuals and families.

“I’m honored to be a part of the 10th annual A Taste of Albany event,” said Chef David Gibson of Creo’ Restaurant, a participating restaurant in TOA’s culinary showcase. “Not only is it a fun evening with a great view of the Capital Region, but it’s a chance to benefit Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, an organization I admire for their service to the community. I’m looking forward to celebrating this notable milestone with the charity, and serving some delicious eats.”

Each year, A Taste of Albany attracts 500+ guests for a night of the region’s best and newest cuisine, live and silent auctions, and more. In recent years, TOA has taken the event to the next level with popular additions including a red carpet entrance (sponsored by Capital Alliance of Young Professionals), a Wine & Dine Pull, live music from the Grand Central Station Trio, a photo booth by Pulse Entertainment, caricatures by Jeanne Benas, carousel rides, and complimentary beer and wine from Brown’s Brewing Co., C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station, Upstate Wine & Spirits and HRM Rex Goliath Wines.

A Taste of Albany will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour presented by ShopRite Supermarkets. From 6 to 8 p.m., guests will dine, sip and mingle at A Taste of Albany’s renowned Culinary Showcase, featuring samples of food and desserts from more than 30 of the region’s best restaurants and hidden gems, including Albany Pump Station, Angelo’s 677 Prime, Brown’s Brewing Co., Barcelona Restaurant, the Barrelhouse, Cider Belly Doughnuts, Creo, Crisan Bakery, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant, the Ginger Man, Grappa ‘72, Grandma Millie’s Bakery, Healthy Café Catering Co., the Honest Weight Food Co-op, the Merry Monk, Milano, Mingle, New World Bistro Bar, No Scone Unturned, Old Daley Catering, One Six Five at Normanside Country Club, Pasta Pane, Provence, Roma Foods, the Ruck, Scrimshaw at the Desmond Hotel, Soul Kitchen, Stacks Espresso Bar, Texas de Brazil, Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar, Villa Italia Bakery, We Do Fondue, Wolf’s 1-11 and Yono’s.

A Taste of Albany is presented in 2015 by SEFCU, with additional top-level support from Wells Fargo, Jiffy Lube, Hoffman Car Wash, Tri-City Rentals, Berkshire Bank, CDPHP, RBC Capital Markets, Crisafulli Brothers Plumbing and Heating Contractors, Inc., Paul & Patricia Gioia, Capital Alliance of Young Professionals, and KeyBank. A full list of sponsors can be found at www.atasteofalbany.com.

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Since 1984, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) has been providing a continuum of programs and services to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community to encourage self-sufficiency and stability.

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