Chefs Party for Our Park! Benefit to Raise Funds for Park Upkeep


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Boston’s top chefs will participate in the Chefs Party for Our Park! A Benefit for Armenian Heritage Park’s Ongoing Care, on Wednesday, May 21, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The star-studded culinary line-up includes Chefs Ana Sortun (Oleana, Sofra and Sarma), Andrew Hebert (Trade), Andrew Yeo and Nathan Kibarian (The Ritz-Carlton), Brian Dandro (ArtBar and Royal Sonesta Hotel), Brian Poe (Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, Tip Tap Room and Estelle’s), Dante de Magistris (il Casale and Dante), Gerard Tice (Parkers, Omni Parker House), Jeffrey P. Fournier (51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen), Jody Adams (Rialto and Trade), Julia Brant (North 26, Millennium Bostonian Hotel), Seta Dakessian (Seta’s) and Vicki Lee Boyajian and Jason Reed (Vicki Lee’s).

In keeping with a key theme of the park to celebrate the immigrant experience, the evening showcases our collective culinary heritage. Each chef will prepare and present a signature dish inspired by a parent, grandparent or mentor.

The benefit brings together supporters and friends of Armenian Heritage Park to meet, mingle, and enjoy delicious tastings and wine to the music of the John Baboian Trio.

Boston celebrity Bob Lobel will be master of ceremonies.

The benefit is made possible with thanks to the generosity and commitment of the Royal Sonesta Hotel, each chef and the Benefit Committee dedicated to the park.

One of the desserts will be in tribute to M. Sanzian, the Armenian-French chef who, in 1856, on the occasion of the opening of the Parker House, created the Boston Crème Pie, now recognized as Massachusetts’ official dessert.

In late March, the Abstract Sculpture, the split dodecahedron, will reconfigure at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway in celebration of the immigrant experience and in commemoration of all who were pulled away from their country of origin and came to these shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways and making contributions to American life and culture. This evening is in tribute to that.

To receive an invitation to the Chefs Party for Our Park, email [email protected]