February 28, 2011 6:44:04 AM PST
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS presents DINING BY DESIGN New York, which launches the national tour of the Foundation's premier fundraiser. For the third year, the event will be held in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94.DATE: Thursday, March 17 - Monday, March 21, 2011
VENUE: Pier 94 (12th Avenue at 55th Street)
For information and tickets
to the DIFFA Dining by Design events, click here

Coinciding with the Architectural Digest Home Show DINING BY DESIGN brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create three dimensional dining installations that awe, inspire, and delight. These extraordinary dining environments from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical set the stage for five days of fun and fundraising.

HONOREE: This year DIFFA is pleased to announce it will be honoring Margaret Russell, Editor In Chief of Architectural Digest. Russell, who was the driving force behind the emergence of DINING BY DESIGN and instrumental in shaping it into the event it has become today, will be honored at the Gala celebration on Monday, March 21st.

COCKTAILS BY DESIGN - Designers and guests mingle at Pier 94 during this dazzling preview of the amazing design installations, while sampling treats from NYC's top restaurants and gourmet food purveyors paired with delicious wine and cocktails. Participating restaurants include Bar Boulud, Buddakan, Estiatorio Milos, ilili, Kittichai, Murray's Cheese, North Square, and Spice Market.
Thursday, March 17th
6:00PM - 10:00PM

PUBLIC VIEWING - Explore the latest in design trends as you view the amazing installations and shop the silent auction.
Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th
10:00AM - 6:00PM Daily
TICKETS: $25 (includes admission to the ADHD Show and DBD Public Viewing)

GALA DINNER - Cocktails and table hopping are followed by an elegant seated VIP dinner accompanied by dancing and a silent auction loaded with hospitality experiences and luxury items.
Monday, March 21st
6:30PM - 11:00PM
For information and tickets, to the DIFFA Dining by Design events, click here.