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EaterWire: Megawatt Chef Chartiy Event, Chef Changes at Beppe, Fall Food & Wine Fest Details Revealed

MIDTOWN WEST—Next Monday, Groove With Me, a program that provides dance classes for "at-risk girls in East Harlem", will hold a Spring Benefit. The $200 ticket gives you access to 'snacks' made by Tom Colicchio, April Bloomfield, Mark Ladner, Michael White, Katie Lee Joel, and more. [Groove With Me via Bottomless Dish]

FLATIRONTONY has the scoop on chef changes at Beppe: "March Walker has signed off as executive chef. For now, Marc Taxiera—who was previously Beppe’s executive chef before taking over the kitchen at the Russian Tea Room—will divide his time between the two restaurants (they share an owner). Beppe manager Brianne Myers told TONY they are 'thrilled to have Marc back in the kitchen...'" [The Feed]

MEATPACKING DISTRICT— It's already been reported all over the place that the Food & Wine fest from South Beach is coming to New York this fall, but they just sent out the official press release. Not much new, but they offer more details on how the event will go down: "The weekend kicks-off Friday evening with Meatpacking Uncorked, a neighborhood block party featuring the area’s great restaurants, retailers and live entertainment. On Saturday and Sunday, guests can sample delicacies from their favorite New York City restaurants as well as wines and spirits at the Grand Tasting on Pier 54. In addition, culinary demonstrations, wine seminars, book signings and opportunities to meet renowned food personalities will take place throughout the neighborhood. Building upon the success of 2007, the festival will also include the tradition of SWEET presented by Ferrero Rocher on Saturday night which showcases delicious creations by select Food Network stars and New York City’s pastry chefs, chocolatiers, bakers, confectioners and cheese makers." [EaterWire]

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