Dinner for a Better New York Serves Up Healthier Living for Underserved Residents

Source:  The Atkin Report

Christina Grdovic, Andrew Zimmern, and Dana Cowin Photo Credit: Rob Rich / Society AllureChristina Grdovic, Andrew Zimmern, and Dana Cowin
Photo Credit: Rob Rich / Society Allure

If you ask any of the 225 guests in attendance, the Dinner for a Better New York was not a case of “too many chefs spoil the broth.” Instead, it was a case of the more, the better, for the city of New York and for thousands of its residents who need assistance.

The dinner, held May 18, benefited Services for the UnderServed (S:US) and was hosted by three time James Beard-winning chef Andrew Zimmern, who called upon a number of his esteemed colleagues to each create a course in the tasting menu served at Riverpark restaurant, complete with specially selected wine pairings for each.Before the seated dinner, the chefs mingled with guests during a cocktail hour that featured tasting stations with dishes including stuffed wild mushrooms with savory lobster rolls, spiced bruleed mackerel with carrot wakame and a sashimi bar from Nobu New York’s Ryo Hasegawa.The participating chefs constitute a who’s who of contemporary culinary masters, including Scott Conant (Impero Caffe), Andrew Smith (Riverpark), Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione and American Cut), Eric Korsh (North End Grill), Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter), George Mendes (Aldea and Lupulo), Mark Welker (The NoMad and Eleven Madison Park), Michael White (Altamarea Group) and Nobu’s eponymous Nobu Matsuhisa.Their courses included hamachi crudo with citrus and pistachio, tortellini with prosciutto and spring peas and Elysian Fields lamb with vichyssoise…READ MORE

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