Chefs Party for Heritage Park


ChefsPartyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Celebrate with Boston’s top Chefs during the Chefs Party for Our Park! to benefit for Armenian Heritage Park’s Ongoing Care being held on Wednesday, May 18, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston here.

In keeping with a key theme of the park to celebrate the immigrant experience, this fabulous evening showcases our collective culinary heritage.

Each Chef will present a signature dish inspired by a parent, grandparent or mentor for guests to taste while they mix, mingle and support a great cause!

The star-studded culinary line-up includes Chef Owner Alex Crabb with Owner Carol “Shish” Parsigian, Asta; Executive Chef Brian Dandro, ArtBar and Royal Sonesta Hotel; Chef Owner Brian Poe, Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, Tip Tap Room, Bukowski Tavern and Cluckit!; Chef Ed Robinson, Nubar; Chef Owner Jeffrey P. Fournier, 51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen; Chef Owner Leo Romero, Casa Romero; Chef Michael Amiralian, 80 Thoreau; Chef Owner Seta Dakessian, Seta’s Café; Chef Owner Steve DiFillippo, Davio’s; Chef Owner Vicki Lee Boyajian, Vicki Lee’s; Pastry Chef Nathan Kibarian, Bastille Kitchen; and Flour Bakery & Café Pastry Chef Owner Joanne Chang.

Wines are courtesy of Tutunjian Estate Vineyards with Teas and Coffee hosted by Gilbert Tsang, Owner, MEM Tea Imports and Mark E. Mooradian, Founder, MEM Tea and Karnak Farms.

Funds raised will help to fully endow the fund for the Park’s ongoing care to ensure that the park is impeccably cared for year-round for many years to come.

Of the $2 million goal, $1.7 million or 85 percent has been raised with $300,000 or 15 percent remaining.

Advanced Reservations are required. To receive an e-Invite, email your name and email address to info@ArmenianHeritagePark.org for a Reply Form.

Those who cannot attend but want to give a gift, can make a tax-deductible donation at ArmenianHeritagePark.org or mail a check, made payable to Armenian Heritage Foundation, to the Foundation, 25 Flanders Road, Belmont, MA 02478. In the memo, please indicate for the Chefs Party/Park’s Care. All supporters will be acknowledged in the Evening Thank You.

Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway welcomes all in celebration of the immigrant experience. The Park graces the public space with design features to engage all ages.

The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, commemorates the immigrant experience.

Annually, the Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. In early April, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, and reshapes the two halves into a new and different Abstract Sculpture.

“….the Abstract Sculpture shows how public art becomes a part of the city…an example of public art that is both permanent and alive…”, wrote Joanna Weiss in the April 11, 2015 The Boston Globe.

The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool; its waters wash over its sides and re-emerge as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s center. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.

The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life’s journey. A single jet of water marks its center, representing hope and rebirth.

Art, Service, Science and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.

At the crossroads of resident, business and tourist footpaths, Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway is between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park. The Park and its endowed public programs is gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from our Armenian-American community.