Posted On: July 18, 2018

Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs 2018 Recap

Through threat of all-day rain storms, Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs opened its gates to nearly 800 attendees, offering food from the best restaurants in the neighborhood and drinks from the best local beverage makers. Highlighting the 29 restaurants were the outstanding chefs that make the event possible, donating their time and food, and making sure everyone left full and happy. Guests could easily grab beer, wine, or soda from one of the fantastic brands on site, or head to Liquor Row, which hosted a diverse group of eight liquor purveyors making cocktails. As everyone ate and drank to their heart’s delight, The Brain Cloud played their brand of Hot Jazz, setting a festive mood for this year’s event.


Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs helps raise funds for Madison Square Park, making it possible for the Conservancy to keep the Park beautiful and clean. Thank you to all of our chefs, restaurants, and beverage participants for their incredible efforts that made this one of the Conservancy’s most memorable Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs to date, and to our attendees, who make each event in the Park special. Special thanks to our Co-Chairs Laurie Golub and Neil Luthra and to our sponsors Four Roses Bourbon and Natural Gourmet Institute.


Join Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Membership Program Mad. Friends and gain access to a neighborhood perks and a full calendar of member events including discounted tickets to Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs and more! Click here to learn more.

2018 Chefs and Restaurants
abc cocina Ian Coogan • abc kitchen Ian Coogan • Almond  Alex Nieto • Atla Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes • Blue Smoke Jean-Paul Bourgeois • Boqueria Marc Vidal • Bo’s Michael Sanchez • The Breslin Bar & Dining Room Marc St. Jacques • The Clocktower Bogdan Danila • Cosme Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes • Craft Kyle Koenig • Eleven Madison Park Daniel Humm, Connie Chung • Hanjan Hooni Kim • Hill Country Barbecue Market Ash Fulk • Hill Country Chicken Ash Fulk •  ilili Philippe Massoud, Daniel Dorado • The John Dory Oyster Bar Marc St. Jacques • Junoon Dheeraj Tomar •  Latin Beet Jaime A. Torres, Felipe Torres • The Little Beet Table Gabe Kennedy, Carlos Reyes • Natural Gourmet Institute • Num Pang Ben Daitz • Obicà  Walter Donadio • Scampi Marianne Bondad • Scarpetta Jorge Espinoza • Shake Shack  • The Smith Brian Ellis • Simon & The Whale Matt Griffin • Tacombi Jason DeBriere 

2018 Beverages
Four Roses BourbonAngostura Caribbean Rum • Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur • Bronx Brewery • Brooklyn Brewery •  Grand Brulot • Greenhook Ginsmiths • GuS – Grown-up SodaJosh Cellars • More Good • One Woman Wines & Vineyards •  Rockaway Brewing Co. • The Drop Wine • Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Thank you to our sponsors Four Roses Bourbon and Natural Gourmet Institute