Over $10,000 was raised for Autism Speaks during a send-off campaign for Meat Market’s Sebastien Tribout, who will be running in the upcoming NY Marathon on behalf of this great cause.  The celebratory event took place Thursday September 20th and was co-chaired by Josh and Christina Sagman, Maribel Alvarez and Marla Garchik.  Host committee members and generous patrons in attendance included Jessica and Charles Simpson, Shelley Menin, Carter Pottash, Paco Gil, Molly and Warren Robbins, Elle Dillon, Nick Mele, Brandy Billinghurst, Gita and Mark Costa, Jayne and Chris Chase.

Highlights of the event include Tito’s specialty cocktails, Chef Sean Brasel’s culinary samplings, fabulous raffle and silent auction items including an Emilio Pucci silk scarf, carved green onyx drop earrings from Hamilton Jewelers, 100 grams of Russian oscietra from Black River Caviar and a 23 year old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

Photos by Nick Mele