Monday, May 14, 2001

A Spring Harvest

The last stop on Monday night, May 14th, was worth the trouble, despite my weariness. City Harvest was hosting their Generation Harvest Spring Bash at Light in midtown. Dan LaRosa, manager of volunteer services, told me all about the program and its mission to rescue food from restaurants and corporate cafeterias across the city, and to deliver them to soup kitchens around Manhattan. David Steingart was manning the booth in the sign-up booth in the far right corner of the room, but the crowd seemed more content to imbibe the good wine and sample the treats donated by area restaurants. Layla, the Middle Eastern bistro in Tribeca, lent a buffet of baba ghannouj and other Mediterranean snacks, while other shops and restaurants like Godiva, Petrossian and Tom Orlando Catering contributed a range of delicacies to the fete. As Buzz Partners Robin Goetz and Carrie Brenner prepared to head off to another bar, they told me about their PR firm on Canal Street. By then, I was ready to make my way home.