‘Chefs Party for Our Park!’ to Benefit Armenian Heritage Park’s Ongoing Care

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Celebrate with Boston’s top chefs on Wed., May 18, during “Chefs Party for Our Park!” to benefit Armenian Heritage Park’s ongoing care, being held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston in Cambridge.

In keeping with a key theme of the park to celebrate the immigrant experience, the evening will showcase a collective culinary heritage.

The 2014 ‘Chefs Party for Our Park!’ (Photo: Leo Gozbekian)

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; teas and coffee are 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 it is impeccably cared for year round and 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. Support of the 2016 “Chefs Party for Our Park!” will bring us closer to reaching that goal.

Advanced reservations are required. To receive an e-invite, e-mail your name and e-mail address to info@ArmenianHeritagePark.org for a reply form.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution in support of the fund for the park’s care, make a tax-deductible contribution at www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org or mail your check, made payable to “Armenian Heritage Foundation,” to the Foundation at 25 Flanders Rd., Belmont, MA 02478. In the memo, 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.

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

Armenian Heritage Park (Photo: Rupen Janbazian)

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 the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-23 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 are a gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the Armenian-American community.

Source: Armenian Weekly
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