This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Delights U.S.

LAS VEGAS ( MainStreet) -- James Beard Foundation winners and Minnesota chefs converged on Tom Colicchio's Riverpark for a culinary delight Wednesday -- the New York stop on the Celebrity Chef Tour 2012, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. Award-winning chefs Sisha Ortuzar (of Riverpark), Andrew Zimmern (of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on The Travel Channel), Tim McKee (of La Belle Vie and Sea Change), Isaac Becker (of 112 Eatery and Bar La Grassa), Alex Roberts (of Alma and Brasa), Gavin Kaysen (of Cafe Boulud) and Angie Lee (also of Riverpark) were on hand to deliver this once-in-a-lifetime multicourse dining experience. Here guests had the rare opportunity to interact with the chefs through the evening while dining on an exquisite seven-course menu complete with wine and beer pairings.

The idea for the venue began when Kaysen and Zimmern wanted to create a dinner and bring Minnesota to New York City, as both chefs had lived there at one time. Kaysen and Ortuzar were at Riverpark restaurant one night when Kaysen decided it was the ideal venue to have a dinner beginning in the farm. Ortuzar developed the concept for Riverpark and the creative vision for the menu. Riverpark sits by the East River, amid the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Known as New York's "most urban farm," the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center supplies fresh, local produce to the restaurant.

A dry-aged ribeye steak is served with asparagus, bone marrow and sauce au poivre by Gavin Kaysen of Cafe Boulud.

TravelsinTaste was on hand for the evening, which began with a reception amid the farm's local produce. Passed hors d'oeuvres ranged from Zimmern's goat tartare to Becker's fried bread with Le Quercia Rossa prosciutto and Minnesota honey to McKee's Star Prairie trout, foie gras and smoked trout roe, among other delights. Wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle, Russian River Ramey Cellars, Rodney Strong and Davis Bynum and beer from Stella Artois quenched guests' thirst.

The seven-course, sit-down dinner commenced with host chef Ortuzar's summer squash salad with goat cheese and chiles. Otuzar's collaboration with Colicchio began in 1997 at Gramercy Tavern. He joined Colicchio in the founding of Craft and the Craft Restaurant Group and also created the 'wichcraft concept. Now he focuses on Riverpark.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $132.54 0.00%
FB $80.54 0.00%
GOOG $540.11 0.00%
TSLA $247.73 0.00%
YHOO $43.48 0.00%

Markets

DOW 18,232.02 -53.72 -0.29%
S&P 500 2,126.06 -4.76 -0.22%
NASDAQ 5,089.3620 -1.4320 -0.03%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs