GSN Wrap-Up: Philanthropic Foodies Pop-Up Syracuse, NY

This year’s Philanthropic Foodies event held at the AAA Four Diamond Award Syracuse Marriott (formerly the Hotel Syracuse) offered an elegant and spacious setting for the fundraising Central New York community. In fact, the event was held in separate locations on the first floor which offered two different styles of live music to enjoy while sampling the local goodies. Instrumental piano renditions of mellow pop hits by Jimmy Cox provided the background in the lobby area near the silent auction tables. The Persian Terrace room featured two bands (Professional Victims & Fondu) during the event playing everything from alt-rock to disco.  Each of the rooms featured over 15 different stations where guests could sample tapas sized servings from local chefs along with libations from local distilleries, breweries, cideries, wineries and coffee roasters.

The selection was eclectic and the food was tasty. It took us nearly two hours to try a bit of everything. We then put our bids in at the silent auction, which had some serious bidding wars going on. We also took the opportunity to look around the hotel for a bit. Having originally been built in 1924, the hotel was completely restored to its original look a few years ago, and offers guests a chance to step back in time, yet with all of the modern conveniences we’ve grown to expect.  It really was a fantastic venue for the event.  We can’t wait for next year’s celebration!

Below you can see some of the various drinks we enjoyed, along with some of the foods that each were paired with. (Photography by Alheydis K.)

GSN Alert: Upcoming Event – Philanthropic Foodies, Syracuse, NY, July 29, 2018

Photo courtesy of John Carnessali

Everyone loves a pop-up food and beverage event! For the seventh year in a row, Philanthropic Foodies will be hosting one of Central New York’s premier culinary showcases.  Over a dozen of the area’s best chefs and restaurants will be serving samples of their amazing appetizers, main courses and desserts. But, that’s not all, you can refresh your palate between tastings with an eclectic variety of beverages featuring everything from local spirits, cocktails, wine, beer and coffee.  

Last year, we had the chance to attend the event at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, which made for a unique and fun-filled afternoon. All the attendees had the chance to stroll around the zoo, as well as go on the large patio for some welcome Syracuse sunshine. Indoors, there were several stations offering tasty treats, as well as live music and the large auction (we won a few items!).

Chef Chance Bear

One of the highlights of any event like this is to get a chance to meet and talk with the local chefs and producers of beverages. Last year we got a chance to chat with Chance Bear who has cooked at the James Beard House on four different occasions! As well, we conversed with some of the representatives from 1911 Spirits who make some very interesting apple based spirits, and local brewers from Empire Brewing & Middle Ages Brewing. We ended the evening with some coffee samples from Peaks Coffee Co.

If you are interested in trying some world-class food and beverage from the heart of New York State in a world-class setting, there is no better event to attend!

Syracuse Marriott Hotel

This year’s event takes place on Sunday, July 29 from 4:00 to 8:00p.m., at the Syracuse Marriott, 100 East Onondaga St. which was recently awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award. Advance sale tickets are $100 per person, or $125 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

In between sipping, sampling and socializing, attendees can also bid on silent auction offerings, many of them food-focused. For auction information go here.

Since 2012, Philanthropic Foodies has raised more than $200,000 for local nonprofits. This year’s proceeds are earmarked for the Friends of Dorothy House, a hospice house for people with AIDS, and The Shamrock Animal Fund, a 501c3 not-for-profit fund that helps pay for veterinary care for animals in need that have owners with financial limitations who reside in Syracuse and Central New York. 

GSN Alert: Upcoming Event – Philanthropic Foodies, Syracuse, NY, July 30, 2017

Everyone loves a pop-up food and beverage event! For the sixth year in a row, Philanthropic Foodies will be hosting one of Central New York’s premier culinary showcases.  Over a dozen of the area’s best chefs will be serving samples of some of their amazing appetizers, main courses and desserts. But, that’s not all, you can refresh your palate with a variety of beverages featuring everything from local spirits, wine, beer and coffee.  

Here are some photos from last year’s event which took place at the Sky Armory in downtown Syracuse.

 

Here is the list of who is participating this year:
1911 Spirits
Anthony Donofrio, Modern Malt
Brandon Gore, Modern Malt Bakeshop
Chance Bear, Lincklaen House
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars
Danny Vault, The York
DeAnna Germano, Chef4Rent
Dick Benedetto, Smoke Incorporated BBQ
Empire Brewing
Eva Zaczynski, Eva’s European Sweets
Gannon’s Ice Cream
Jason Jessmore, Aster Pantry & Parlor
Life of Reilley Distilling and Wine Co.
Luke Szabo, Scratch Farmhouse Catering
Mark Bullis, Bull and Bear Roadhouse
Matt Riddett, Empire Brewing Company
Middle Ages Brewing
Peaks Coffee Company
Pizzaiolo John Vigliotti, Peppino’s Restaurant and Catering
Sam Mondello, Vince’s Gourmet Imports
Sarah Hassler, The Stoop Kitchen
Vine & Barrel

This year’s event takes place on Sunday, July 30 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place. Advance sale tickets are $100 per person, or $125 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

In between sipping, sampling and socializing, attendees can also bid on silent auction offerings, many of them food-focused. For auction information go here.

Since 2012, Philanthropic Foodies has raised more than $200,000 for local nonprofits. This year’s proceeds are earmarked for the Friends of Dorothy House, a hospice house for people with AIDS, and GiGi’s Playhouse, a support center for people with Down syndrome and their families.

(Photos by Good Spirits News @2016)

GSN Event Alert: July 31st – Philanthropic Foodies, Syracuse, NY

logoFounded in 2012, the goal of Philanthropic Foodies is simple – to eat, drink, and give back! Philanthropic Foodies combines a culinary showcase of talented local chefs and products from local purveyors, as well as a silent and live auction, to create a unique fundraising event that benefits multiple nonprofits within the Central New York community.

Philanthropic Foodies was born from the desire of local food enthusiasts to channel something we love to do (eat and drink) into a vehicle to give back to our community. In the past four years, Philanthropic Foodies has donated over $160,000 to six deserving and local organizations: Friends of Dorothy House, The Samaritan Center, On Point for College, Signature Music, CancerConnects and The First Tee Syracuse.

In celebration of our 5th anniversary, we will be honoring all six past charities! This year’s event will once again showcase the talents of local chefs and products from local purveyors. The goal is simple….Eat, Drink and Give Back!

“It has the appeal of a pop-up dinner, serious chefs and it’s for a good cause…
Philanthropic Foodies seems to be the real deal.” –Syracuse Guru

A minimum donation of $100 per person is requested.

Your ticket includes:

  • Incredible tastings from the area’s premier culinary talents
  • Beverage pairings at each station to enjoy a carefully selected beer, wine, or spirit
  • Direct access to local food and beverage experts
  • Extensive silent & live auctions
  • Entertainment by  top local musicians

*More than 90 percent of your ticket price goes directly back to our nonprofit organizations.

Get your tickets today!

Philanthropic Foodies is a Donor-Advised Fund established at the Central New York Community Foundation. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of nearly 700 funds. Gifts made are tax-deductible and will be formally acknowledged and receipted by the Community Foundation. https://www.cnycf.org/philfoodies#.Vx91QUbmU-o