Jay Heritage Center’s Soirée – The Delmonico Way

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A standing ovation for a successful night at this year’s Jay Soirée – The Delmonico Way.

Stormy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of a glamorous crowd of almost 250 guests at this year’s Jay SoiréeThe Delmonico Way on September 23rd. Inspired by the iconic Financial District landmark which just reopened this September to grand accolades, the dazzling fundraiser was hosted by Delmonico’s 3rd Generation Partner & global brand officer Max Tucci and co-chaired by Kim and Mitchell Berns, Suzanne and Rich Clary, Jenny and Chris Marinak, Lindsay Bello Martin and Tim Martin and Emily and Brian Wells.

Proceeds benefited the award-winning non-profit Jay Heritage Center (JHC), stewards of the Jay Estate, a 23-acre National Historic Landmark site in Rye, New York.

2023 Jay Soiree Co-Chairs Brian and Emily Wells, Lindsay Martin, Suzanne Clary, Kim Berns, and Jenny Marinak.

Inspired by the star-studded celebrities and dignitaries who once frequented “The Restaurant That Made New York” everyone brought out the glitz with a modern twist to honor Delmonico’s renaissance. Luxe bouquets of hot pink dahlias by Rex Todd Rogers dressed the tables. Guests included legendary EGOT composer Alan Menken and his wife Janis, racing star Travis Shumake, San Domenico’s Marisa May, and sports commentator Ian Rapoport and his wife Leah.

Auctioneer Lucas Hunt leda spirited paddle-raise towards matching a $500,000 challenge grant from the Wachenheim Foundation. Other generous sponsors and donors included Variety Cruises who offered a bespoke cruise of the Greek IslesAndrea Martone, and Wathnes whose famous umbrellas came in handy on the way home!

Amanda and Teddy Yates with the littlest Delmonico’s fan.
Gloria Welcome, Suzanne Clary, Max Tucci, and Francine Shorts.
Adam and Kelly Shaw.
Annie Prime, Rebecca Le Neve Foster, Emily Wells, and Ryan Prime.
Barbara and Fred Cummings with David Parsons.
Brian Wells, Jenny and Chris Marinak, with Lindsay and Tim Martin.
Chris Pappas, Lucia Maestro, Anthony DeMeo, and Karen Matrunich.
Connor Malloy, David Stubbs, and Nicholas Cassin.
Daniel Epstein and Danielle Tagger-Epstein.
L. to r.: Rich and Shannon Golaszewski; Suzanne Clary dressed for any weather.
Emily Malloy, Westin Stubbs, Josy Cassin, Chris Bertrand, and Alice Heathcote.
Francine Shorts and Gloria Welcome.
The Fabricant Family
Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Michael Kovner, and Mary and Olney Reynolds.
Jorge Otero-Pailos and Laurence Lafforgue.
Karen and David Stubbs, Suzanne and Rich Clary, Aidan Milan, and Nicholas and Josie Cassin.
Lindsay Martin and Alice Heathcote.
Liz and Pat Garrett with Jay Adler and Shelby Green.
Lucas Hunt and Max Tucci.
Mark and Kate Thompson with Kelly and Vishal Bakshi.
Matt McCarty, Amy Villalba, and Jeff and Katharine Lynch.
Meredith and Andy Slater.
Paul and Jamie Jensen.
Paul Jensen, Sara Goddard, and Chris Turner.
Ronda Gilroy, Matt Gilroy, Vishal Bakshi, Mark Thompson, Ed Sobol, Binh-Minh Sobol, Kelly Bakshi, Kate Thompson, Anne Pierog, and Mike Pierog.
Scott Wallach, Jessica Demler, Mandy Lax, and Ryan Demler.
L. to r.: Caroline and Scott Wallach; Eliot Martone.
Ardyce Holman and Dr. Robert Leviton.
Thorunn and Berge Wathne with Suzanne Clary and Sara Mitchell.
Thorunn Wathne, Marisa May, and Berge Wathne.
Todd Godfrey and Ryan Polisi.
Travis Shumake with Pat and Liz Garrett.
Travis Shumake, Daryl Sela, Maciek Pestka, Max Tucci, Keith Backer, Marisa May, and Gina Tucci.
Janis and Alan Menken.
JHC Board and Volunteers with Max Tucci.
The Delmonico Way!
Paddle raise.
Josy Cassin won a weekend at Max Tucci’s Boulder, Colorado cabin.
Shelby Green.
Ian Rapoport, Brad Flashians, Brad Walbridge, and Steve Tesoriere.
Dancing the Delmonico Way.
Stuart and Diane Martin.
Dancing until dark.
Westin and David Stubbs on the Jay veranda.

Photos by Cutty McGill and Kim Crichlow

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