Parties & Openings
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WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
RSYP Cooks Up a Storm at John Andrews
Fiona Breslin reports from Egremont.
It was one of the first warm nights of Spring, Wednesday April, 24, and couldn’t have been a better evening to celebrate Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) and its spring culinary interns Table Dinner at John Andrews Restaurant . Under the tutelage of chef Dan Smith, five students curated and prepared a creative and mouth-watering tasting menu of house-made ricotta fritters, black olive puree, ravioli with spring greens, meats, cheeses, desserts, and more, which they served to a sold-out house. RSYP helps Berkshire youth by supporting activities to encourage self-worth and responsibility; its culinary apprenticeship program offers students the chance to learn from local top chefs — gaining valuable work skills or, possibly, a job a with a local business. As guests dined, the young chefs were presented their certificates of completion and a raffle was drawn for dinner at—John Andrews, of course!
Builder Lou Boxer, RSYP board member Beno Friedman, and Stephanie Blumenthal; Phil Timpane, Sugar Timpane, and Paul Clark.
Lyn Yonack, RSYP clerk Eric Bruun, Rebecca Bruun, and Anya Van Wagtendonk; RSYP alumni Kirsten Thorn with Caitlin Harrison.