"The Taste," usually held in the offseason, this year will be staged Monday, Nov. 4, the day after the game at MetLife Stadium against the New Orleans Saints and the first day of the Jets' bye week.
And for the first time in the event's 10th year, the venue will be 82Mercer, a dazzling event space spread over two floors in the heart of SOHO. It's a 50,000-square-foot former manufacturing facility over two floors that retains some of its original 19th Century details, including cast-iron columns, 14-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and brick archways.
Some elements of the Taste will remain the same as always, such as the presence of Jets center
This time around, Mangold will be joined as co-host by his outstanding partner from the other side of the line of scrimmage, defensive end
One more new attraction for the VIP Hour is a fashion show featuring players "on the runway" modeling looks from Saks Fifth Avenue.
As always, the feature of the night will be the food. Restaurants such as Dos Cominos, Lavo, Nobu, Tao and Wildwood BBQ are confirmed among the 20 restaurants that will each serve a signature dish to the guests. The Cake Boss will provide the desserts to top off the culinary portion of the night.
So make your plans now to attend the gala at 82Mercer. Tickets for the VIP Hour, from 6-7 p.m., are $425 and tickets for general admission, from 7-9 p.m., are $275. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit newyorkjets.com/taste.