A nut-free night
No one had to worry about what they were dining on at the 15th annual Food Allergy Ball at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan recently. Guests were treated to a dinner free of peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish dinner inspired by Ming Tsai, as well as a special performance by Lilla Crawford and Anthony Warlow, stars of the Broadway musical “Annie.” The black-tie affair, which attracted nearly 400 supporters, is a signature event for FARE, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to food allergy research and education. Photographs by Patrick McMullan and Julie Skarratt.
1. Abbey and Steven Braverman 2. Carol Schrager and Bruce Gitlin 3. Liana Silverstein Backal and Arthur Backal 4. Nina Rennert Davidson 5. Dr. Hugh Sampson, Dr. Rosanna Mirante, Dr. Neil Minikes and Nancy Minikes 6. Stephen McKenna and Amie Rappoport McKenna 7. Mary Jane Marchisotto and John Lehr 8. Actors portraying Newsies 9. Sharyn Mann, Stephen Mann and Tamara Mann Tweel 10. Leslie Cornfeld and Bill Etkin 11. Alain Sailhac, Alfred Portale, Ming Tsai, Drew Nieporent and Daniel Boulud 12. Rev. Raymond Kahng, Inja Kim Kahng, Roslyn Jaffe and Elliot Jaffe 13. David and Julia Koch 14. David and Helen Jaffe
A tasty evening
Westchester’s Food Bank hosted its 23rd annual fall event, “An Evening in Good Taste,” recently at Robert P. Weisz’s 1133 Westchester Ave. in White Plains. More than 25 top chefs and caterers donated their time, talents and goodies for the evening, which raised $20,000 to fund children’s anti-hunger programs. 15. Cathy Tirschwell and Sheri Seiler 16. Mark Ianucci, Jean Marie Connolly and Richard Vecchia 17. Robert Scher, Toby Ives and John Ulrich 18. Scott Boilen and Bonnie Boilen 19. Neal Bronzo and Spencer Barback 20. Alison Awerbuch and Ronnie Barback 21. Peter Bassano and Nancy Lyons