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Breaking Ground Selected as Beneficiary at MICHELIN Guide and Robert Parker Wine Advocate Event in New York City

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Live Auction Proceeds to Benefit New York City Charity

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2017 – Michelin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate are pleased to announce that New York non-profit, Breaking Ground, will receive the proceeds from a live auction to take place on Oct. 30. The auction is a component of a gala event, hosted by Michelin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.  

Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on unique travel and leisure experiences from Michelin and other participating sponsors.

Since 1990, Breaking Ground has provided permanent, safe, and affordable housing and services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, Breaking Ground is now the largest provider of supportive housing in New York City.  With 3,500 transitional and permanent apartments across 22 properties, the organization has helped more than 13,000 people escape and avoid homelessness.

“At Breaking Ground, we believe everyone deserves a home. Our passionate team works tirelessly to connect with the most vulnerable people in our society and help them access affordable and safe housing so they can build and restore their lives,” said Brenda Rosen, president and CEO of Breaking Ground. “We are so grateful to Michelin and Robert Parker for their generous commitment to our work and shared commitment to lift up New Yorkers in need.”

The live auction will take place during the celebration of the 13th edition of the MICHELIN Guide New York City for 2018 and the introduction of the inaugural Robert Parker Wine Advocate Extraordinary Winery Awards, honoring the best wineries in the U.S.  The event includes a gala dinner prepared by some of the most renowned chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants across the country.

Tickets and information about the gala dinner are available on the website:  MichelinGuideGala.com

About the MICHELIN Guide

Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN Guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently around 28 countries, the MICHELIN Guide has become an international benchmark in fine dining. The selections of all restaurants in the guide are made by Michelin’s famously anonymous inspectors who dine in the areas regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full, and only the quality of the cuisine is evaluated. To fully assess the quality of a restaurant, the inspectors apply five criteria defined by Michelin: product quality, preparation and flavors, the chef’s personality as revealed through his or her cuisine, value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu. These objective criteria are respected by all MICHELIN Guide inspectors, whether in Japan, the United States, China or Europe. They guarantee a consistent selection so that a star restaurant has the same value regardless of whether it is located in Paris, New York or Tokyo.

About Robert Parker Wine Advocate

For more than 39 years, The Wine Advocate, and later RobertParker.com, have been the global leader and independent consumer’s guide to fine wine. The brand was established by the internationally recognized, Robert M. Parker, Jr., the only critic in any field to receive the highest Presidential honor from three countries – France, Italy and Spain. Robert Parker Wine Advocate provides a wealth of information to its subscribers, including a searchable database of more than 300,000 professional wine ratings and reviews, in addition to articles, videos, daily news content, online retail availability and pricing, an active, professionally moderated bulletin board, a mobile app for easy access to the comprehensive online database of reviews and much more. For more information, visit www.RobertParker.com.

About Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground is New York’s largest supportive housing provider. Since 1990, this nonprofit has helped more than 13,000 people escape and avoid homelessness. Breaking Ground operates 22 transitional and permanent residences, primarily in New York City, providing safe, stable, beautiful housing for those who need it most. Breaking Ground also runs, under contract with New York City, street homeless outreach services in all of Brooklyn, Queens, and a major portion of Manhattan. For more information, visit breakingground.org.

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