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Yorkshire On Show In New York!
Noriko Ogawa perfoming at Steinway and Sons. Photo by Simon Weir
Yorkshire is taking New York by storm in a series of events to promote the county stateside.

Welcome to Yorkshire is hosting the New York round of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition which, for the very first time, is taking its heats across the world including Berlin, Singapore and New York. The Competition, which first began in 1963, showcases the world’s greatest young pianistic talent and is regarded as the most coveted prize in the piano world.

WTY's Peter Dodd and LIPCs Adam Gatehouse presenting Steinway Chairman Ron Losby with Lucy Pittaway Painting. Photo by Simon Weir
The New York reception on Tuesday 10th April will be held at the famous Steinway Hall in Manhattan in front of a hundred special guests including New York dignitaries and top New York media. The guests will not only hear incredible recitals by some of the globe’s greatest pianists but will also learn about all that’s wonderful in God’s Own County. This will be followed by the New York heats of the Competition on the 11th and 12th April at the Norman S. Benzaquen Hall at the DiMenna Centre in New York City.

Michelin-starred James Mackenzie in The Clocktower. Photo by Welcome to Yorkshire
Welcome to Yorkshire is also flying over one of the county’s six Michelin-starred chefs to cook up a Yorkshire feast for The British Consulate and top New York travel writers. James Mackenzie of the Pipe and Glass in Beverley has developed a stunning Yorkshire themed menu for a special lunch to be hosted at The Clocktower, on New York’s famous Madison Avenue, on Wednesday 11th April. The restaurant, one of New York’s finest, is owned by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton who is originally from Sheffield.

Guests will be treated to Slingsby Rhubarb Gin cocktails, Yorkshire seafood, beef braised in Yorkshire ale and of course our classic Yorkshire pudding! The meal will be rounded off with Yorkshire parkin served with our famous Yorkshire Tea!

James Mackenzie, Chef and Owner of the Pipe and Glass near Beverley said: ‘I’m a huge advocate of Yorkshire produce; we have some of the best quality ingredients in the world and it’s what makes our food stand out from the crowd. I can’t wait to share that with our guests in New York. They’re in for a real treat! It’s the perfect opportunity to show off our stunning county through its stunning food.’

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: ‘These are two fantastic opportunities for us to take the Yorkshire brand across the Atlantic. We already welcome hundreds of thousands of Americans to Yorkshire each year and we hope this trip will inspire even more people to come and experience our great county for themselves.

‘We’re honoured to be working with the Leeds International Piano Competition to host this hugely prestigious event and incredibly proud that two Yorkshire Michelin-starred chefs James Mackenzie and Jason Atherton are coming together to help us shout about the amazing food and produce our county is becoming world famous for.’

Yorkshire On Show In New York!, 13th April 2018, 16:40 PM