2005 Gala


A Caring Hand Hosts its Third Annual Fundraising Gala to Benefit A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation 2005


Another Taste of the Perfect Manhattan was held on March 31, 2005 at The Copacabana and everyone who attended had a fantastic time. The Event sold out and the guests sampled dishes from many of the finest restaurants in NYC, sampled beverages from various spirit companies, danced to Creations Featuring Kim Sozzi, participated in mini Texas holdem poker tournaments and participated in the silent & live auction as well as our sweepstakes.


Participating restaurants included: Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Brasserie 8 1/2, Brunelli, Cite, City Sweets, Copacabana, Cuisine Solutions, Danal, Dos Caminos, Fiamma, Ian Restaurant, Jean Luc, Meli Melo, Moda, Tribeca Grill, Victor’s Cafe.


Participating beverage companies included: Bombay Sapphire, Brooklyn Beer, Dewar’s, Grey Goose, Patron Spirit Company, Shaw-Ross International Importers, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Woodford Reserve.


Many guests left the party with one of many exciting auction and sweepstakes items including tickets to the U2 Concert, A Reservation at Raos, Vacation Packages, Opening Day Jets Tickets, A Private Wine Tasting for ten by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and a Private Dinner for ten hosted by Tribeca Grill and Brooklyn Beer. Thank you to all of the sponsors, participating food & beverage companies, volunteers, event committee, & Board of Directors who helped make the event a HUGE Success! We would specially like to thank Edie Lutnick who was the recipient of the 2005 Humanitarian Award. Thank you for your hard work and dedication and for helping us sell so many tickets. Thank you to the chair people, Cathy Dantchik and Howard Meltzer for your hard work and dedication.