City Harvest: Bid Against Hunger

City Harvest is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. Any opportunity that I have to support them, I’ll take it. I was so excited to attend their Bid Against Hunger event at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Previously, I attended a wine tasting event earlier this year in the same location — what a gorgeous event space! There were so many talented chefs and incredible restaurants representing themselves with delicious dishes. I felt like a kid in a candy store! While I was making the rounds, the silent auction seemed to be quite a success. One of the items, a 12 pack of cronuts, sold for a whopping $14,000! How incredible is that. I had such a great time at this event and am already looking forward to the next one!

City Harvest: 6 East 32nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue)
Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenue)

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City Harvest Bid Against Hunger

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Le Bernardin, Chef Eric Ripert: Shrimp bouillabaise

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Atera, Chef Matthew Lightner: Pickled mussels with roasted corn, herbs, and flower

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Betony, Chef Bryce Shuman: Roasted beets with chèvre and caraway

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Commerce, Chef Harold Moore: Classic beef stew with country biscuit

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Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Chef Michael Ginor: Torchon of Hudson Valley Foie Gras with fig and hazelnut crumble

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Chef Adin Langille of Junoon in action

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ACME, Chef Mads Refslund: Salted cod tart with truffle aioli and cured egg yolk

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Strip House, Chef Michael Vignola: Smoked Snake River Farms Wagyu Strip with soy caramel butternut squash, mostarda, black radish

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Gramercy Tavern, Chef Michael Anthony: Calamari and carrot salad

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The Butterfly, Mixologist Eben Freeman: Whiskey Sour with Old Forester

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Chef John Stage: Memphis style pulled pork sliders

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The Marrow, Chef Harold Dieterle: Taylor Bay scallops with giardiniere mignonette

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Buttermilk Channel, Chef Ryan Angulo: Merguez sausage with baby clam vinaigrette

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Aldea, Chef George Mendes: Roasted potato soup with Benton’s bacon and clams

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Donatella Restaurant, Donatella Arpaia and Pastry Chef Andrea Jarosh: Little tiramisu cups

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Telepan, Pastry Chef Larissa Raphael: Apple pie crescents with apple butter cream

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Bootlegger Vodka

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Bootlegger Vodka, fresh apple cider, and lemon

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Sommelier Aldo Sohm and Chef Eric Ripert auctioning a dinner at Le Bernardin

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Chef Dominique Ansel and Questlove auctioning off cronuts

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City Harvest: Bid Against Hunger