Worthy Splurge: Citymeals' Gourmet Street Food Bonanza

35 of the country's greatest chefs cook up a tribute to global cart cuisine for the 24th annual Citymeals-on-Wheels fundraiser. Street meat never tasted so good.

Sure, there's probably irony to be found in any situation where you pay $600 dollars to eat street food. But it's not just street food, and they're not just any dollars: The 24th annual Citymeals-on-Wheels fundraiser will bring together 35 esteemed chefs from New York and beyond (from Daniel Boulud to Charlie Palmer to Jean-Georges Vongerichten) to create signature dishes of their own, all inspired by street cart cuisine (as a nod to how high and low are fusing these days in the restaurant kitchens of NYC) -- and the proceeds will go to feed the city's homeless (last year, the event funded 140,000 such meals).

What does that mean for your palate? Instead of cheese fries, it’s strip house goose fat fries with gorgonzola fondue (from the Strip House’s John Schenck), instead of shave ice, it’s sno-cone with strawberry and lychee (from Chapel Hill, N.C.’s Andrea Reusing of Lantern). You get the idea. There will be emulsions, there will be reductions, but mostly, there’ll be champagne sipping and food sampling for an excellent cause. Oh, and there’ll even be some real street food on hand, courtesy of NYC four-wheel icons like the Red Hook Food vendors and the Treats Truck.

Street & Savory: A Global Street Food Festival for the Benefit of Citymeals-on-Wheels
Monday 6/8, 6PM
Gardens of Rockefeller Center
$600 (or $450 through Serious Eats - iut is a fundraiser, after all)
More Info and Tickets: Website

Plus: Win two tickets to the event (a $1200) value) from Serious Eats.

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