Sunday, May 11, 2014

First Annual Lobster de Mayo Features an Evening of Lobster-Inspired Dishes, Patron Cocktails and Silent Auction Benefiting City Harvest!

Lobster De Mayo Hosted by The Food Network's: Katie Lee

The first annual Lobster de Mayo took place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6PM-10PM at the breath-taking and elegant event space CAPITALE in downtown Manhattan.  Homarus, the leading purveyor of lobsters to New York's finest restaurants, celebrated it's 5th anniversary and hosted the event with celebrity chef and Food Network star, Katie Lee.

The festive evening featured many of New York's premier restaurants and chefs, including ABC Kitchen, Beauty & Essex, Betony, Catch, Marc Forgione, Gramercy Tavern, Marea, Sea Grill, Tao, Lavo, Bodega Negra, La Cenita, The Wayfarer and Jean Georges, as well as passed food items such as JP Clark's Famous Sliders.

Tickets for the grand event ranged from $295 for general admission to $450 for VIP guests. 

The CAPITALE is stunning inside!

Meet the Restaurants and their Lobster Creations!

TAO - 42 East 58th Street, 212.888.2288, Website

Lobster Taco, Fennel, Chilies and Lemon
Executive Chef Dan Kluger
ABC Kitchen, 35 E 18th Street, 212.475.5829, Website 

Poached Lobster, Sabayon and Chives
Betony, 41 W 57th St, 212.465.2400, Website

Lobster Tacos from Beauty & Essex
Too Beautiful to Eat!

Black Bottomed Butterscotch Pot de Creme from Beauty & Essex
146 Essex Street, 212.614.0146, Website


LAVO Italian Restaurant & Nightclub
39 East 58th Street, 212.750.5588

                                   Bodega Negra

Bodega Negra, 355 W 16th Street in Dream Downtown Hotel, 

TAO Downtown, 92 Ninth Avenue at 16th Street, 
212.888.2724, Website 

The Bar! Patron Tequila

Marea, 240 Central Park South, 212.582.5100, Website

The Sea Grill, exceptional seafood, spectacular views,
Rockefeller Center, 19 West 49th St, 5th and 6th Ave
Lunch, Dinner, Bar, Private Room, 
212.332.7610, Website

The General was serving The General Roll & the Cantonese Lobster
Sounds like a delish sushi roll!
Ran out before I got to try
199 Bowery, 212.271.7101,

      Catch was serving Lobster Roll 
      and Macaroni & Lobster Cream
             21 9th Avenue, 212.392.5978, Website

 The Patron Tequila Drink Menu - Cranberry Cooler, Tonic de Mayo and Antioxidant Lemon Sparkler! - Simply Perfect
Gramercy Tavern, 42 East 20th St,

The Wayfarer, 101 W 57th St, 212.691.0030, Website

Attendees also got to customize their very own muddler to take home!

The Wayfarer team is having a good time!


These muddlers are customized to say, 
"Muddler Fuddler"
and "Juicy"!

In the VIP area, attendees got to taste a shot of Gran Patron!

Oysters in the VIP area from The Monarch Room
408 W 15th St, 646.790.7070
Deal: They are now serving $1 Oysters from 
Monday-Thursday 5:30-7:30PM

The DJ in the VIP House Area!

Look who I found in the VIP area?
Jude Law's long lost twin

Attendees are having a blast - this girl's taking a photo of 
this guy who has a rose in his mouth

Bartender pouring the drinks

The Silent Auction portion, here are some items up for grab, 
benefiting City Harvest!

 This is an Axl Rose & Slash (Guns N' Roses) Autographed Electric Guitar with a starting bid of $2,250
 The 1980 Olympic Hockey Team Signed 16*20 Color Framed Photograph (20 Signatures Including Jim Craig & Mike Eruzione)
                                                     Derek Jeter Autograph
Joe Namath Autographed Jersey

 Never Forget 9/11, a Cancun Paradise Vacation and Luke Bryan Autograph
 David Wright, Marciano Rivera and Andy Pettitte Autographed Baseballs with Cherry Wood Cases
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) 
Autographed Framed Display starting at $475

Beyonce Autographed Color Framed Photograph starts at $450


    NYC Fashion Week Experience - Passes to Choice of a Select Designer Show at Fashion Week's 2015 Spring Collection in NY, Grand Hyatt 3-Night Stay (September 7-10, 2014) and Airfare for 2 starting at $7,500

US Open Tennis Championship Experience - Promenade Tickets to the Women's and Men's 2014 Finals, $150 American Express Gift Card, 3-Night Hotel Stay with Airfare for 2, starting at $8,750
Michael Phelps Autographed Framed Display starting at $500

Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future) Autographed Framed Display, starting at $650

Look who I found, it's Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) Autographed Framed Display, starting at $500 - someone ended getting this one!

Beginning of the night, photo with flash
Hunter Bell - Gabby Dress (Fashion Star Season 2 Winner)

End of the night, camera low on battery, photo without flash

It was definitely an unforgettable evening of unlimited food, music, tequila, night of fun and fundraising for City Harvest - one that you might consider attending next year's Lobster de Mayo, if not volunteer to give back for such a great cause!

Terresa =)

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