To the Editor:
The Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project’s (HPTHP) major annual fundraising event, the Taste of Hyde Park, was held on April 18 and was again a success, raising approximately $8,000 after expenses. A hundred friends of HPTHP enjoyed the opportunity to sample food from 23 area restaurants and other food and drink establishments, while socializing and being entertained by the piano artistry of Willie Pickens. The event was hosted by the Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer.
Special thanks goes to the corporate sponsors of the event: Hyde Park Bank, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and the United Church of Hyde Park.
The restaurants donating food were identified at their serving stations so the guests would know where they could find more of what they enjoyed. The contributing establishments included in alphabetical order: Bar Louie, Bergstein’s NY Deli, Cedar’s Mediterranean Kitchen, Cholie’s Pizza, Clarke’s, De Rice, Fabiana’s Bakery, Hyde Park Produce Market, Jimmy John’s, Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, Maravillas, Medici on 57th, Mellow yellow, Nicky’s Chinese Food, Pho 55, Rajun Cajun, Red Snapper, Seven Ten Lanes, Siam Restaurant, The Snail, Thai 55, The Sit Down Cafe and Valois. The food was delicious and if you get a chance to visit any of these establishments you’ll enjoy them too.
Along with the great food and music, the Taste of Hyde Park included a silent auction on 30 items, mainly personal services, gift certificates and tickets donated by local businesses and artisans. We thank all those who donated items and congratulate those who won the items with the highest bid.
Finally, thanks are also due to the members of the HPTHP board who contributed their time and energies to make this event a success and to the numerous others whose volunteer work made the event run smoothly.
Chair, Taste of Hyde Park