Top Chef Alums unite in NYC to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief
By Francine Cohen

Back in 1971 in Washington, DC a soup kitchen opened its doors to neighborhood homeless people. Called So Others Might Eat (SOME) this non-profit organization was incorporated to help deal with poverty in our nation’s capital and provide food, clothing, and health-care services to the poor and homeless. In addition, SOME provides job training, counseling, and low-cost housing, and other services to “break the cycle of homelessness.”

41 years later, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey residents may find themselves in the same sort of dire circumstances for which SOME was founded.

To help make sure this doesn’t happen to your neighbors, consider joining these Top Chef chefs for a benefit dinner this evening.

Host chef, Angelo Sosa of Anejo ((@AngeloASosa – comments, “The devastation from this storm is heart-wrenching and we are passionate about helping those affected in the tri-state area and beyond, We are trying to do our part by helping with relief efforts the best way we know how, through food and community support.”

Sosa and his Top Chef alums Dale Talde (@DaleTalde and, Kevin Sbraga (@KSbraga and and Jennifer Carroll (@ChefJenCarroll) are joining forces this Monday night at Sosa’s restaurant Añejo Tequileria in Hell’s Kitchen to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. Tickets are $100 and all proceeds go straight to the Red Cross.

Each chef will create a unique dish in true Top Chef style in a four-course tasting menu with cocktail accompaniment. Additional specialty cocktails will also be available for sale at the event to raise funds for relief efforts. Spirits will be donated by Herradura Tequila (, Riazul (, and local producer, Jack from Brooklyn (

There will be two available seating times at 6pm and 8pm. Alternately, you can just drop in throughout the night and belly up to the bar for a cocktail. 100% of the proceeds from each cocktail will also go to the American Red Cross.

Reservations can be made by calling Añejo at 212-920-4770, visiting the website’s reservation page at, or emailing Añejo is located at 668 10th Ave. (at 47th St.) in NYC.

Quick details:

WHAT: Bravo TV’s TOP CHEF Alumnus Angelo Sosa, Dale Talde, Kevin Sbraga, and Jennifer Carroll present a four course cocktail-paired meal to raise funds in NYC for Hurricane Sandy relief

WHERE: Sosa’s restaurant Añejo-688 10th Ave. NYC at 47th Street

WHEN: Monday, November 5th, 6 PM (first seating), 8PM (second seating)

COST/INFO: Tickets are $100 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Red Cross

And the menu:

Hurricane Sandy Relief Dinner
Monday, November 5th, 2012

First Course
Baby Carrots With Spiced White Chocolate and Mole
By Angelo Sosa

*Ponche Vida: Riazul Silver, Sorel Liqueur, Rum, Lemon, Oaxacan Spiced Pumpkin

Second Course
Ora King Salmon With Potatoes, Kabocha Squash and
Warm Squid Ink Vinaigrette
By Jennifer Carroll

*Mendoza: Herradura Silver, Passion Fruit, Grenadine, Cava. Shaken

Third Course
Crispy Chicken Thigh With Brussel Sprouts, Polenta
and truffle Condiment
By Kevin Sbraga

*Vida Flora: Herradura Reposado, Amontillado Sherry, Orange Curacao
Lemon, Orange Blossom. Shaken

Fourth Course
Chocolate Pudding With Pomelo and Hazelnuts
By Dale Talde

*Mole Noche: Herradura Reposado, Jack Daniels, Sorel Liqueur, Mole Bitters, Arbol Chile. Stirred