An Orange Tie Affair

Weekend brunches are a CULTURAL INSTITUTION in New York. This week we wanted to tell you about BrunchCritic's upcoming 3rd Signature Orange Brunch Gala on Sunday, March 6th. The dress code makes this event unique: you MUST wear at least a splash of ORANGE. The Gala will feature a scrumptious menu from seven of New York City's top brunch spots plus an oyster bar. 100% of the profits will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Who wouldn't want to spend a Sunday afternoon with unlimited cocktails, yummy brunch bites, a live band and 300 guests in orange tie all while donating to a excellent cause?
BrunchCritic, founded by Andrea Pappas, is your one stop resource for all things BRUNCH in NYC. Fellow brunchies can search the website for brunch recommendations based on neighborhood and various other criteria (i.e. boozy brunch, good for groups, kid-friendly, gluten-free, etc). One of BrunchCritic's biggest events, the ORANGE Brunch Gala, is on March 6th. Andrea partners with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and some of the city's best restaurants to raise money for Parkinson's research. This is a cause that is personal to Andrea, whose father suffered from Parkinson's. She hopes "future generations will know a world with excellent treatment options and one day a world without Parkinson's."
3rd Signature Orange Brunch Gala Details
Sunday, March 6, 2016
12:30pm – 5pm
501 Union, 501 Union St., Brooklyn
$115 grants access to the Orange Brunch Gala, brunch, unlimited cocktails and one premium gift bag. Prices increase to $125 on Sunday, Feb 28th at midnight. Click here to purchase your ticket.
What To Expect?
Brunch will be served by seven of the best restaurants in New York City. There will also be an oyster bar. Unlimited drinks will flow throughout the afternoon while guests enjoy live entertainment. At the Gala, guests will feast on: 
  • Biscuits and Gravy from Allswell
  • Sausage and Grits from Runner and Stone
  • Pancakes from Willow
  • Bacon and Kimchee Fried Rice from Pork Slope
  • Quinoa Salad by Cassette
  • Candied Ginger and Orange Panna Cotta from Aita
  • Enchiladas Seizes by Hecho en Dumbo
  • Oyster Bar by Empire Oyster 
Guests will also sip on specialty orange cocktails featuring EFFEN Vodka, Woodford Reserve, Herradura Tequila, Aperol and Valdo Prosecco. This year will be the twins' first Orange Gala, but the food and drinks from the last Gala looked amazing!
What To Wear? 
Both BrunchCritic and Michael J. Fox Foundation have orange logos, so all attendees MUST wear ORANGE! You can arrive in head-to-toe citrus or just a splash of orange with a scarf, hat, purse, tie and/or shoes. Just look at how fabulously orange guests were at the last Gala!
BrunchCritic is also raffling a trip to Napa. You can purchase your raffle ticket hereIf you haven't gotten your Gala tickets yet, grab them before ticket prices go up. We hope to see you on the orange carpet! If you still need convincing, check out the video from the last Signature Orange Brunch Gala.

“If love were a color, it'd be orange. Not because that's a romantic color, but because it's the sweetest.” ― Jarod Kintz

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