Leake & Watts Spring Benefit

Published on April 20, 2011, 10:35 am
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The Leake & Watts Spring Benefit: “A Taste of Le Bernardin” will delight friends and supporters of the organization with fine wine and food pairings on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Praised as “perfection” and “the ultimate first-class restaurant experience,” Le Bernardin is one of only five restaurants in all of New York City with a three-star Michelin rating.

Generously underwritten by several directors of the board of Leake & Watts, this spring fundraising event will benefit the children and families served by Leake & Watts, many of whom have suffered abuse or neglect, have special education needs, or are children and adults with developmental disabilities.

In supporting Leake & Watts, guests will have the opportunity to tease their palates with the award-winning food and wine of Le Bernardin, enjoyed in an intimate setting. The restaurant’s Michelin three-star rating is a rare award given to only eighty-one establishments the world over, indicating that it is “worth a special journey” to Le Bernardin for its “subtle” but “exquisite” food. Additionally, Restaurant Magazine voted Le Bernardin 11th Best in the World in 2009, and it has held a four-star rating from The New York Times since 1986, more than twice as long as any other elite New York restaurants. Before the tasting, VIP guests will get an inside look behind the scenes of the restaurant and receive a signed copy of famed Chef Eric Ripert’s newest book, On The Line:  Inside the World of Le Bernardin.
A Taste of Le Bernardin will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at 155 W. 51st Street. Raffle prizes including a dinner for two at Le Bernardin will also be available. For more information regarding ticket prices or to make a donation, please contact Meredith Barber at 914-375-8711 or mbarber@leakeandwatts.org.
From its roots caring for orphaned children in the 1830s, Leake & Watts continues to positively impact the lives of more than 2,800 children, adults, and families in the greater New York area each day. Leake & Watts is a not-for-profit agency committed to addressing a myriad of challenges that confront individuals and families dealing with poverty, disabilities, and a lack of access to education and basic services. Comprehensive services include foster care, family stabilization, child care and Head Start, special education programs for children with emotional and/or learning disabilities, residential, day, and recreation services for individuals with developmental disabilities, and residential treatment services and group homes for youth who have experienced trauma.  By providing support today, they are proud to create strong foundations for success tomorrow for children, adults, and families.


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