There’s no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than by indulging yourself with luscious libations and fabulous food from New York’s most talked about establishments, while also giving back to society.

Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine and spirits tasting event featuring some of New York’s most popular restaurants and beverage vendors.  Hosted annually, all proceeds from Taste of Hope go toward the organization’s goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.  Together, we can save lives and create a world with more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, finding cures, and fighting back.

Some of the featured restaurants participating in this event are Blue Ribbon, Buddakan, Nuela, Tribeca Grill, The Stanton Social, Haru, Bareburger, Delicatessen, STK and Macbar.  More than $150,000 was raised in 2010.  Let’s raise even more this year!

Who: American Cancer Society

What: Taste of Hope

When: Thursday, May 5

Where: 82 Mercer
82 Mercer St.
New York City, NY 10012

Cost: $250 VIP Admission (6:30 PM entry), $150 General Admission (7:30 PM entry)

Ticket includes:
— Tastings from 70 restaurants, wineries and spirit companies
— Open bar
— Incredible silent auction, raffle prizes and gift bag

Can’t make it, but want to donate to the cause? Go to to find out how you can!