Cooking Light Announces First-ever Tasting Event 'Light Up The Night' In Celebration Of 25th Anniversary
Eleven Celebrity Chefs and Mixologists Join Cooking Light for a Haute and Healthy Culinary Celebration Showcasing Lightened Up Versions of Signature Dishes and Drinks
Tickets for the September 21 Event in New York City Now On Sale at www.CookingLight.com/LUTN with a Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Featured Charity FoodCorps
NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooking Light today announced Light Up The Night, a first-ever event bringing together celebrity chefs and master mixologists on Friday, September 21 2012, to serve up healthy, delicious food and drink on the Chelsea Market Passage of New York's High Line. Tickets for VIP ($150) and General Admission ($100) can be purchased at www.CookingLight.com/LUTN.
The world-renowned chefs who will appear at Light Up The Night sharing lightened up versions of their signature dishes include:
* Hugh Acheson, Five & Ten [Athens, Georgia]
* Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern [New York, New York]
* Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill [Chicago, Illinois]
* Jeremy Bearman, Rouge Tomate, [New York, New York]
* Dan Kluger, ABC Kitchen [New York, New York]
* Suvir Saran
* Brandon Sharp, Solbar [Calistoga, California]
* Frank Stitt, Bottega [Birmingham, Alabama]
* Ming Tsai, Blue Ginger [Wellesley, Massachusetts]
Leading mixologists Pascaline Lepeltier of Rouge Tomate and Jim Meehan of PDT will accent the chefs' presentations with a menu of custom light cocktails and ten selected vintners will present wines from many of Sonoma County's 15 distinctive regions, offering guests the opportunity to explore the diversity of quality wines from Sonoma County.
"This is our 25th anniversary, a major milestone, and we wanted to feature chefs not only from New York but from across the country to serve food and drink that is—in our signature style—healthy and delicious," says Scott Mowbray, Cooking Light Editor. "We're featuring these great chefs, along with cocktails, the wines of Sonoma County, seafood from our home state of Alabama, along with craft beers and artisanal foods."
"Light Up The Night is an opportunity to celebrate delicious, healthy food with our consumers," says Karla Partilla, Cooking Light Publisher. "The event allows our advertising partners to reach and interact with Cooking Light's highly-engaged, healthy food-loving audience."
A portion of the proceeds from Light Up The Night ticket sales will benefit FoodCorps (www.foodcorps.org), Cooking Light's featured charity.
"FoodCorps is thrilled to combine forces with Cooking Light on its 25th anniversary to help this and the next generation realize that nutritious is delicious. In this first year of collaboration we are having a wonderful time growing a healthy nation together," says Debra Eschmeyer, FoodCorps co-founder and Director of Policy and Partnerships.
Light Up The Night partners include Alabama Gulf Seafood, Frieda's Specialty Produce, Sonoma County Vintners, and Texas Pete—with more to come.
Since its premiere issue twenty-five years ago, Cooking Light has been dedicated to delivering innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle and has grown to span a national print magazine, digital media including a Web site, social media and apps, and a highly-acclaimed portfolio of cookbooks.
WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2012
WHERE: Chelsea Market Overpass, The High Line, 16th Street at 10th Avenue, NYC
TICKETS: Available at www.CookingLight.com/LUTN
- VIP admission is $150 for 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
- General admission is $100 for 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
About Cooking Light
At 25 years, Cooking Light is the nation's leading epicurean magazine brand with the largest audience, most epicurean editorial and the most recipes. Cooking Light is the only epicurean brand positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving an important and growing consumer need. The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, Web site, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app; and on social media platforms including, Facebook (Facebook.com/CookingLight), Twitter (@Cooking_Light), Pinterest (Pinterest.com/CookingLight) and Instagram. Cooking Light is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.
FoodCorps is a nonprofit organization that addresses childhood health by working with schools to create a healthier food environment, FoodCorps places motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service where they build and tend school gardens, conduct nutrition education, and facilitate getting high-quality local food into public school cafeterias.
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