If you’ve been in New York recently, the heat wave may have kept you indoors instead of tempting you to enjoy the summer sunshine. But things have cooled down—and just in time—as Mario Batali will host the Eat (RED) Food & Film Fest in New York City’s Bryant Park on Tuesday, June 20th.
The even will include an outdoor picnic dinner at 7 p.m. with a menu designed by Batali, Ina Garten, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Danny Bowien and 2017 Best New Chef Angie Mar, summer cocktails with (BELVEDERE)RED vodka, Birra Morretti beer and Josh Cellars wine. The film portion of the evening will be a screening of the 1993 romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and directed by the late Nora Ephron.
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Tickets cost $100, and the entire amount will go to fight AIDS through (RED). But thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for ever ticket sold an additional $500 will be matched, meaning your evening of great food and deliciously sappy romance will be worth $600 toward a great cause.