Monday, June 30, 2014

AMP Fest 2014

On Friday evening, "R" and I attended the inaugural AMP Fest event at AMP 150 on West 150th Street. The event included live music from the Westies...
...cocktails and beer from vendors like Cleveland Whiskey and Buckeye Brewing Company...
...a silent auction, and food from five chefs. The chef lineup included stations from AMP 150's own Dean James Max...
...who took this whole fish, grilled it for all eyes to see (next to an amazing wild boar from Chef Brad Phillips of Asador)...
...and turned it into some really tasty fish tacos with Asian greens and a pepper aioli.
Also, AMP 150's Executive Chef Jeff Jarrett was grilling up some chicken thighs that even made this self-proclaimed chicken-hater drool.
The red onion jam and blackberry BBQ sauce had wonderful flavor, and the meat was so tender and moist.

The event was held in the outdoor courtyard, and it was filled with tantalizing smells as attendees wandered about and enjoyed the evening.
The event was just $40 for all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink from 5-9pm. A $5 donation from each ticket sale benefited the Children's Miracle Network, and they were able to raise over $2,000 for the organization.

Great food, fun cocktails and beer, watching the chefs grill right in front of you, live music, and a family of ducks made for a fantastic evening. One that I hope they repeat! There is talk of making this an annual event, so fingers crossed. Don't miss the next one. Always keep you eye on AMP 150 events. The food is outstanding, and always a steal for the ticket price.

Disclosure: I was provided with two media passes in exchange for pre-event promotion. I chose to share my experience with you post-event because it was a great event, and one that you should attend in the future. All opinions are 100% my own.

2 comments:

translationmusings.com said...

I was there too. I must not have recognized you. I agree that it was a fantastic event, but they should have publicized it more. My favorite were all the wonderful drinks - including the strawberry bourbon cocktail from Cleveland Whiskey. Next year I'm getting a hotel room and drinking more. LOL!

Bite Buff said...

Aw, too bad, it would have been nice to say hi! Yes, event needs more promotion next year, but hopefully everyone that attended will help spread the word. Great event and great value, I like that they offered discount on hotel room too, so guests could enjoy and be responsible.