Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Continues With Rocco DiSpirito

Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Continues With Rocco DiSpirito

The Alliance for Downtown New York, the nonprofit business improvement district for Lower Manhattan, continues its “Dine Around Downtown: Cooking At Home Edition” series featuring James Beard Award-winning chef and New York Times bestselling author Rocco DiSpirito with three new episodes featuring Founder and CEO of Chinah, Hegel Hei (10.28), Executive Chef Amy Sur-Trevino of Malibu Farm (11.18), and Executive Pastry Chef, Abby Swain of The Bar Room at The Beekman for a holiday dessert special (12.16).

Participants can register for the upcoming episodes at downtownny.com/dinearound.

The series, broadcast via Zoom, raises money for food-security charities and provides viewers at home with exciting recipes. DiSpirito will once again present a local Lower Manhattan chef as they demonstrate easy-to-replicate dishes from their restaurants. All the events are free to join, and participants are encouraged to donate to the restaurant’s chosen charity.

Additionally, participants are encouraged to make the dishes themselves and post photos of their plates on Instagram, tagging #DineAroundAtHome and @downtownnyc for a chance to win a personal 30-minute virtual cooking class with the featured chef. 

The series launched in June 2020 to temporarily replace the Alliance’s annual lunchtime food festival and has so far spotlighted fourteen local restaurants and directed donations to 11 different food charities, engaging 3,600 registrants. All past episodes of “Dine Around Downtown: Cooking At Home Edition” can be viewed on the Downtown Alliance YouTube channel.