Toast to the Children 2010 at Gotham Hall

Tom Colicchio, Katie Freeborn, Helen and Nick Stephan

Children of Bellevue hosted the 14th Annual Toast to the Children, on Tuseday, May 18, 2010, to honor James R. Borynack with a Lifetime Achievement Award , and honorees Dana Cowin, Kim Diamond, Tony DiTerlizzi.

It was a festive evening with more than 450 people in attendance. Guests sampled signature dishes from some of New York’s finest restaurants, sipped wines from around the world, and enjoyed the opulence of Gotham Hall as they mingled with celebrity chefs and fellow foodies.  This year’s list of participating restaurants included Blue Smoke, Boqueria, Colicchio & Sons, Craft, Double Crown, Graffiti, Hearth, L’Artusi, Pearl Oyster Bar, Peasant, Perilla, Porchetta, Public, and Tabla, with more to come. Wines were chosen by sommelier, Paul Greico (co-owner and sommelier of Hearth and Terroir).

Linda van Schaick, Gloria Matteria, Katie Manno, Shelley and Arthur Fierman
Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi, Tom Colicchio
Katie Freeborn, Uma Thurman, Tom Colicchio, Cat Greenleaf and Helen Stephan
Joseph and Jennifer Dussich
The crew from Grafitti
Joanne Silver, Helen Stephan, Akasha Absher
Nick Stephan, Renee and Sean McNalley

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Children’s Champion
Phoenix Partners, Wally Findlay Galleries

Children’s Believer
The Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller Fund, Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd., Royalty Pharma, Kristen and Kenan Turnacioglu

Children’s Supporter

Bravo, Kyle Books, Food & Wine, Reyne Macadaeg and Harmen van der Linde, Carolyn & Jeffrey Meckler, Kristina and Kevin O’Leary, Carlie & Sam Patterson, Standard & Poors

Children’s Friend

Akasha and Kelly Absher, Mary Chan and Marc Bothwell, Mrs. John Burton, Vita Cassese, Mary Jo and Sean Collins, Joyce Cowin, Aileen Dresner and Franklin Drury, Jodie and Jason Fries, Mary Ann Chiasson and Gerd Grieninger, Laurie and Lawrence Katz, Judy Keating, Kristy and Jonathan Korngold, Catherine and Bruno Manno, Te-Hsing Niu, Nicole Robbins, Rebecca Gordon and Andrew Stark, Judy Tchou, Sandra Testani