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Breaking Bread 2023

March 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Breaking Bread Dinner

Friday, March 17, 2023
Berkeley College, Yale University
Dress: “Cocktail”


Breaking Bread is New Haven’s most anticipated food and wine event, back after the pandemic hiatus!  Join us for a truly fantastic five-course meal prepared by none other than the world-class chefs of Yale Hospitality, along with guided wine tastings by Sommelier James Todeasa, all led by our always charismatic host, Bruce Barber of WNPR.

Cocktail Hour

Farmers Table: local bread, cheese, and charcuterie
Hamachi crudo aji Amarillo sauce, shiso leaves, crisp rice cakes
Lentil arancini tomato chutney (V, GF)
Corned beef & cabbage slider, pretzel bread, horseradish whole grain mustard sauce


First Course
Hand-gathered little farms lettuces with carrot top pesto
Roasted tri color carrot, pistachio freekeh, crema di feta

Second Course
Lasagnette al “prufumo di basilico,” Genovese basil, fingerling potato, haricot vert parmigiano gratin

Third Course
Seared diver scallops with cauliflower puree and brown butter caper sauce

Fourth Course
48-hour beef short rib with stone ground creamy polenta, liuzzi ricotta and broccoli rabe

Fifth Course – DESSERT
Dark chocolate cremeaux
*Alternative; Local Sorbet with Macerated Berries (V, GF)

* Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Alternatives available upon request

This year’s event will serve as the kick – off for the public phase of our $3.2 million capital campaign. All funds will go toward renovating DESK’s new Drop-in & Resource Center on State Street, which will include a new kitchen, an elevator, and full medical clinic staffed by Cornell Scott Hill Health Center’s Homeless Healthcare Department. We are 86 percent of the way there already! As the kick-off of the public phase, we hope to raise at least $60,000 at the Breaking Bread Dinner.


March 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Yale’s Berkeley College
205 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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