VIP Hour to include cooking demo from Tutto il Giorno’s Executive Chef/Partner Maurizio Marfoglia

and Southampton Chef de Cuisine Alexander Apparu

Award-Winning Radio Personality Walker Vreeland to Host Evening

ToT_chefprogram_fa1(April, 2015 – Southampton, NY) – Taste of Tuckahoe, the premier spring event in the Hamptons and benefiting the Tuckahoe School, is inviting the community to celebrate its fifth anniversary on Friday, April 24th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at 230 Elm. Celebrity radio personality Walker Vreeland will host this premiere event, which brings restaurants, bakeries, breweries, and wineries from the East End together under one roof to highlight their culinary talents and signature drinks for the community to enjoy. Ticket cost is $35.00 in advance, and $40.00 at the door, and can be purchased at Southrifty Drug, from committee members (contact Kathy Grigo at above number), or via the website at This year’s special VIP hour from 6:00-7:00 p.m. will include a cooking demonstration by Tutto il Giorno Executive Chef/Partner Maurizio Marfoglia and Southampton Chef de Cuisine Alexander Apparu, open bar for the hour, early access to the food and drinks at the event before the general admission, and a first look at the Chinese and Silent Auctions. Karine Bakhoum, of Iron Chef America fame, and Walker Vreeland will co-host the VIP hour, and DJ Chris Cenzoprano will round out the entire evening with an array of music that will keep everyone dancing.

This year’s returning participants include 1 North Steakhouse, 230 Elm, Backbar Grille, Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, Cowfish, DeJesus Deli, Edgewater Restaurant, The Golden Pear, Krieg’s Bakery, The Lobster Grille, Montauk Brewery, Old School Favorites, Palmer Vineyards, Pellegrino’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant, Rumba, South Fork Deli, Southampton Social Club, Stonecreek Inn, Townline BBQ, and Tully’s Seafood Market. New to the event this year are Francois Payard, Katie Cakes & Confections, Ketchums Seafarm, Le Charlot, Sabrosa Mexican Grill, Starbucks, Twin Fork Beer Co., and Tutto il Giorno. Additional participants are still being confirmed, and donations to our Chinese and Silent Auctions are also welcome.

Since its inaugural year in 2011, Taste of Tuckahoe continues to be a popular event with area residents. Last year’s addition of the VIP Hour and cooking demo proved extremely popular, and Tutto il Giorno chefs Marfoglia and Apparu plan to create a delicious dish for all VIP attendees to enjoy.

As in previous years, all proceeds from the Taste of Tuckahoe will benefit the children of Tuckahoe School, and will be used toward enhancing their education.

Christine Gerani

Christine Gerani

Editor of SpotOnMagazine at SpotOnMagazine
Christine Gerani is the Editor of Long Island’s SpotOnMagazine, a website dedicated for lovers of Food, Booze and Music! She's interviewed everyone from Grammy winners to Reality Stars and is Executive Producer of "Bites & Booze with Matthew Kourie." Before that, Christine was a session singer and sang backup for Long Island Pop Star Debbie Gibson. She's performed at countless venue’s including Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum and Wembley Stadium in England. She's recently been a judge at the Long Island Horseradish Festival and was lead judge at the My Country 96.1 Next Big Country Star! For the second year in a row she has been a "WingMan" for New York Best Wings Festival.
Christine Gerani

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