Deirdre Quinn, chief executive officer of Lafayette 148 New York, will join television personality and breast cancer survivor Sandra Lee and Jayma Cardoso, founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk, N.Y., as honorees at the 12th annual A Hamptons Happening. The charity event, which takes places on July 9 at the residence of Maria and Kenneth Fishel in Bridgehampton, N.Y., will feature more than 30 of the top chefs and restaurants in New York and the Hamptons.
The benefit will also mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation by oncologist and cancer researcher Samuel Waxman, the beneficiary of the proceeds from the evening.
The event draws an average of 500 guests and is held under a 15,000-square-foot carpeted and air-conditioned tent on the Fishel’s 15-acre property. In addition to food presented by top chefs, there are also silent and live auctions and dancing. A highlight of the auction is a package for two to see the Tony Award-winning Broadway show “Hamilton” and includes dinner with two cast members.
This year’s event will be hosted by CBS 2 news anchor Chris Wragge, and will be chaired by event cofounders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran and co-chair Karen Amster-Young. Additional chairpersons include Erin Jennifer Woudsma as auction chair and Erica Linden-Fineberg as journal chair. LDV Hospitality is the featured restaurant group at the event. The Honorary Lead Chef Couple is Fernanda Capobianco, founder of Vegan Divas, journalist and cookbook author, and François Payard, pastry chef, restaurateur and author.
Participating restaurants, chefs and spirits brands include: The Savory: 230 Elm and Back Bar Grille, Carol Ann Daly; 251 Lex, 273 Kitchen & 8 North Broadway, Constantine Kalandranis; Arlotta Food Studio, Mario Pecoraro and Chris Arlotta; Bareburger, Misha Levin; Hamptons Jam, Joe Cipro; Creative Edge Parties, Carla Ruben; Culinaria Group, Greg Grossman; Delicatessen, Michael Ferraro; The East Hampton Grill, Endless Summer Group, Peter Ambrose; Esca, Dave Pasternack; Hurricane Grill & Wings, Lobster Grille, Randy Reiss; My Sister’s Chef, Emily Costa; Noah’s, Noah Schwartz; Old Stove Pub, George Gounelas; Union League Club, Russell Rosenberg; Saaz Indian Restaurant, Sameer Mohan; Seafood Shop, Paul Labue; Surf Lodge, Chef Chris Rendell; Tully’s Seafood Market, Gary Lattanzio. The Sweet: Nounos Creamery, John Belesis and Steven Ioannou; Edible Encores, Alissa Cohen; Erica’s Rugelach, Erica Kalick. Potable: Champagne Taittinger, Chopin Vodka, Hampton Coffee Company, Liqsshot, Mezcal Dona Sarita, Montauk Brewery Co., Montauk Hard Label Whiskey, Muddling Memories, Palm Bay International, Plain T Boutique Tea Company, Saratoga Water, Shannon Stiggins, Stroh Rum and Ubons Bloody Mary Mix.
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer.