$190 for General Admission to City Harvest’s Summer in the City Event on June 19, Plus $50 Worth of Modern Latin American Cuisine at Yerba Buena ($200 Total Value)
From 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, crowds will descend on the Metropolitan Pavilion to show their support for City Harvest—an organization committed to feeding hungry New Yorkers throughout the city's five boroughs. This Summer in the City event will feature live musical performances by Rakiem Walker Project and Howie Day as well as culinary, travel, and entertainment prizes from the raffle and the silent auction. The proceeds from general admission (a $150 value) and the evening's other fundraising efforts will help City Harvest collect 42 million pounds of food this year and deliver it to a network of nearly 600 community programs, helping to feed the city's hungry men, women, and children.
The team from Yerba Buena is proud to volunteer alongside more than 30 other community-minded New York chefs and restaurants who will serve some of their tastiest dishes and drinks to those in attendance. Groupon customers can continue their love affair with Yerba Buena after the event by heading to its West Village location on Perry Street armed with a $50 voucher good toward modern Latin American cuisine from the full menu.
The menu includes tuna ceviche with sweet onion, pickled watermelon, and jalapeño-soy ($14); suckling pig with a sunchoke and black truffle puree, kale, and red chilies ($25); and blue cornmeal-crusted calamari with sweet plantains and a tamarind vinaigrette ($13).
Executive Chef Julian Medina draws inspiration from across Latin America when creating his modern, oft-praised dishes. His saffron-tinged paella del mar evokes memories of Spain with its collection of clams, mussels, and calamari, while the dry-aged rib eye arrives with a distinctly Argentinean chimichurri sauce. Flavors from Cuba, Peru, Chile, and Mexico also appear throughout the menu, occasionally intermingled with Asian ingredients—such as miso and crispy won tons—for added complexity and surprise.
Manhattan hosts two Yerba Buena locations, both demonstrating a commitment to bold flavor combinations. Time Out New York praised the West Village location's "superior drinks and excellent, assertive food," and the New York Times says that the "tiny pan-Latin spot in the East Village has the swagger, service and potted palms of a restaurant three times its size." To further lift spirits at each locale, bartenders blend and balance inventive cocktails with everything from lemongrass syrup and lychee-infused sake to mango extract and poblano peppers.