The hospitality and the culinary arts has been a source of pride for those who make it their profession since the time of the renaissance. For example, a chef by the name of François Vatel in the mid 1600s produced opulent dinners for his lord, the Count de Condé. Chef Vatel claimed immortality in 1671 when, while hosting a feast for 2,000 people in honor of the Sun King (Louis XIV), he was informed that the fish for the meal would not arrive on time…so he committed suicide.
That’s a little extreme, but it demonstrates the devotion and passion that the food and beverage industry instills in those who choose to make it their path. Another extreme would be being born in a leper colony or into childhood slavery. STREETS, a global social enterprise organization, currently operates in Vietnam and takes people from the aforementioned circumstances and provides them medical care, basic education, and hospitality training granting them independence, pride, and a life.
STREETS EATS is their annual fundraiser in which some of New York’s best Chefs come together, to serve canapes to all those who purchase tickets to the event. This is a $150 feast, and all profits got to charity.
Believe it or not this event – which was hosted last month at the Brookfield Place ICE campus – is quite a steal with an all-star roster of chefs from restaurants including Pig Beach/Pig Bleecker, Bar Boulud, Tuome, Amada, The Meatball Shop and many more.
The cocktails were mixed by Pete Vasconcellos from The Penrose, featuring ingredients like Cocchi Americano, the ever-delicious Virgil Kane Bourbon, and honey lavender simple syrup.
I won’t even get started on food but with three hour cooked yolk over Wagyu tarte (thank you Thomas Chen of Toume) you will get about 14 courses worth of New York’s best cuisine. After getting drunk on an excess of food and drink the silent auction will suddenly feel like a great idea.
To donate, visit www.streetsinternational.org
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