For a second year in a row, New Taste of the Upper West Side enhances an already exceptional experience with its private VIP Reception, presented by 21 West End. Featuring a private lounge and bar and caviar lounge by Olma Caviar. VIP Guests also receive special gift bags from our sponsors. Most importantly for true devotees of the culinary arts, you’ll have early access to 45 of the best chefs on the Upper West Side for an entire hour prior to general admission!
The spectacular culinary weekend comes full circle with Best of the West 2016, celebrating the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of Upper West Side cuisine for a ninth year! Itâ€™s an exciting evening of grand gastronomy against a backdrop of beauty, high spirits and the sophisticated sounds of Joe Battaglia and his 16-piece New York Big Band, as hosted by the charming Sara Gore of NBCâ€™s New York Live and Open House. More than 46Â fabulous Upper West Side restaurants are preparing unique and delectable dishes. Exciting neighborhood newcomers Crave Fishbar, Olma Caviar Boutique & Lounge, and Orwasherâ€™s Bakery will be joining dozens of revered restaurants returning for yet another great year, including RedFarm, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, Rosa Mexicano, and Jacques Torres. A magical feast prepared by Masters!