Westchester Magazine December 2011: Foto Files

Copland House nabbed the (arguably) most-sought-after chef in the metropolitan area for its sixth annual gala and, as has come to be expected by its appreciative guests, threw another enormously triumphant event. This time, it took place in Harlem. Marcus Samuelsson, the man behind the wildly successful Red Rooster restaurant on Lenox and 125th Street, cooked a four-course meal for the evening, dubbed Dreaming on Lenox, which was served at Red Rooster. (Just try to get a reservation at the restaurant. Good luck!) One of the courses, braised short ribs and strip loin, was what Samuelsson served President Obama and his wife when they visited the restaurant. Copland House’s Executive Director Michael Boriskin declared, “You won’t come away hungry tonight. We have a full menu of food and music.” And what music. Baritone James Martin belted out Fats Waller’s “The Joint Is Jumpin’” and violinist Harumi Rhodes performed a few Aaron Copland works. As for dessert—caramelized white chocolate cake—Samuelsson quipped, “When you think about diversity, what can be more diverse than white chocolate?”

O. Anthony Maddalena of Armonk, Westchester Magazine Editor-in-Chief Esther Davidowitz, and Michael Boriskin of Bedford Corners

Carol Rubin Kahn of Chappaqua and Katherine Petitti Kornel of Bedford Hills

Marilyn and Arnold Miller of Cortlandt Manor

Former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine of Stamford, CT, MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski of Manhattan, actor Aaron Eckhart of Los Angeles, CA, and Curt Welling of Wilton, CT, at the 24th annual AmeriCares Airlift Benefit held at the Panorama Hangar at Westchester County Airport

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At the opening of fashion fitness boutique Lv2bfit in Rye Brook:

Stacy Geisginer and Patty Palmieri of Bedford, Mara Solow of Pleasantville, and Randee Bank of Mount Kisco

Former Miss Westchester 2011 Christina DeLeon of Yorktown Heights with Jackie Groccia of Eastchester


Tennis pro James Blake, Andrea Tucker of Scarsdale, Corinne Zola of Larchmont, Aly Drew of Harrison, and Tracy Kay of Rye at the Westchester Children’s Museum’s annual Charity Golf & Tennis Outing held at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale

At Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester’s annual gala held at Westchester Country Club in Rye:

Dr. Michael Palumbo of Pound Ridge, Susan Yubas of Purchase, and Donna Dahl of Cortlandt

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Photo by Lynda Shenkman Curtis

Photo by Lynda Shenkman Curtis

Dr. Beverly Thornhill and husband Rudyard Whyte of Scarsdale


At the Pelham Rotary annual fundraiser to benefit children in developing countries in need of cardiac care, held at the New York Athletic Club in Pelham Manor:

Judie Eisenberg and John Felicetti of Pelham, Bill Currie of Great Neck, NY, Gilda Chirafisi of Riverdale, NY, and Betty Bucher of Pelham;

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Westchester Magazine Publisher’s Representative Martin Ketels of Pelham with Westchester Magazine Publisher Ralph A. Martinelli of Ossining

At the Westchester Philharmonic Gala held at Brynwood Golf & Country Club in Armonk:

David and Madeleine Arnow of Scarsdale, Susan and Larry Tolchin of White Plains, and Millicent Kaufman of Scarsdale

Photo by Elvia Gobbo

Photo by Elvia Gobbo

Rory Worby of Pound Ridge, Frédérique Zacharia of Scarsdale, Linda Coffey of Manhattan, and Laura Politi of Bedford

Simon and Charlotte Kooyman of Bedford with Helen Savio, John and Emie Barnes, and Amy McNamara, all of Chappaqua, at Open Door Family Medical Centers’ fourth annual Charity Golf Outing held at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills

Photo by Lynda Shenkman Curtis

Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John C. Federspiel of Cortlandt Manor, MC and Fox News Channel co-anchor Heather Childers, Congresswoman Nan Hayworth of Bedford, and Dr. Andrew Ashikari of Chappaqua at a fundraiser for the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Care Center held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT

Richard and Ellen Chassin of Armonk at the exhibit opening for “Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels,” at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College

Photo by Harrison Edwards Inc.

Lisa Dente of Tarrytown, Marjorie Lang of Irvington, Stephanie Cornelle of White Plains, and April Lasher of Hawthorne at the 15th Annual Top Chefs of Sleepy Hollow Country event at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown

Robbie and Angelo DiFeo of Greenburgh pose in front of a 1999 Ferrari 355 at the Westchester Concorso d’Eleganza held at Depot Square in Tuckahoe

Rich Ruksenas of Beacon, New York, Jennifer Ponce of Carmel, New York, and Leslie Lampert of White Plains at Mount Kisco Child Care Center’s seventh annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening benefit held at Ivanna Farms in Bedford Hills


Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

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Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

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