All savvy New Yorkers know the signs: the ships pull in and suited up Sailors flood the streets of New York City. May 20th – 26th marked NYC’s Fleet Week and CxRA was armed and ready to honor U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coastal Guards at the 24th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
A reception spiked with CxRA’s signature bars and small bites including Lobster Rolls, Buffalo Deviled Eggs, and Cheddar Chive Chicken Waffles, was followed by an extra special spring dinner menu in honor of our national heroes.
A Golden Beet Medley of chilled beet soup, a savory herbed goat cheese macaron and pickled beet skewer preceded CxRA’s Barolo Braised Short Rib Croquette and Seared Branzino with Arugula Whipped Potatoes, Garden Peas, Sweet Corn and Grape Tomatoes.
As the grand finale, a Candy Bar was perfectly staged to satisfy every type of sweet tooth.
CxRA salutes and thanks the brave men and women who serve our country!
Photography by John-Paul Teutonico Photography and Diane Bondareff Photography