One of the most fun philanthropic events of the New York Jets off-season is the annual New York Jets Taste of the NFL. This year, the Jets are partnering with the A&P for the event, which will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd at Cipriani's on Wall Street in Manhattan from 7pm - 9pm.
Among the Jets players showcasing their culinary skills will be Nick Mangold, Darrelle Revis and Leon Washington. They will work alongside chefs from Nobu, Tao and Blue Smoke, among others. (I will do some advance work and see what delights we might expect from Mangold, Revis and Washington...not entirely sure about their skills in the kitchen.)
Also on hand will be other current and former Jets players and all of those in attendance will be able to mingle with them as they take part in the "taste around," sampling the work of the various chefs.
Tickets are $250 and will benefit the New York Jets Foundation, which funds numerous programs in the New York Tri-State area.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $400, which offer early admission including an extra hour of food sampling and special access to the Jets players.
For more information you can visit www.newyorkjets.com/taste or call 973-549-4654 to purchase tickets.