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'Celebrate Flatiron Chefs' to Bring Best Local Eats to Madison Square Park

By Mary Johnson | July 16, 2012 1:26pm
"Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio will take part in the 2012 Celebrate Flatiron Chefs event in Madison Square Park on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
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FLATIRON — Just a month after the Big Apple BBQ turned Madison Square Park into a meat-lover’s paradise, another event is about to fill the park with delectable treats from some of the neighborhood’s most celebrated restaurants.

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs is set to take place on Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. near East 24th Street and Madison Avenue. Tickets to the event are pricey — startting at about $175 a piece — but include access to dishes from some of the area’s most notable culinary talents, including "Top Chef" alum Tom Colicchio of craftbar and Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern.

All proceeds from the annual event benefit the Madison Square Park Conservancy, which maintains the park and provides public programming such as public art installations and family-friendly events.

In addition to Anthony and Colicchio, chefs from other popular local restaurants will be supplying tasty dishes for a good cause.

Chefs from A Voce, Maialino, Eleven Madison Park and Eataly are all scheduled to attend.

The event will also feature food from Hill Country Barbecue Market, Millesime and Shake Shack, a longtime Madison Square Park staple.  

Tickets are available for advance purchase until 3 p.m. Monday. After that, tickets will be sold at the door for $200 apiece.

For more information, visit the conservancy’s website.