Thursday, May 10, 2012

Knives! Camera! Action! 2012 CityMeals-on-Wheels Chefs Tribute June 4th

On June 4, 2012  CityMeals-on-Wheels'  27th annual Chefs'  Tribute will descend upon  Rockefeller Center. This gala is one of my favorite fundraisers of the year and for a very worthy cause. I will be pouring a selection of Rogue Ales and Elysian Brewing's beers.    

Here is the inside scoop from CityMeals website:

In 1985, Chefs Larry Forgione and Jonathan Waxman went to Citymeals Co-founder Gael Greene with the idea of celebrating the life of James Beard and his love of cooking, all for the benefit of Citymeals-on-Wheels. As Gael remembers, "The first 'American Chefs and Winemakers' al fresco feast was planned to celebrate Jim's 82nd birthday. When he passed away a few months prior to the event, the gala salute to America's harvest and American talent became our tribute to him."

For the last twenty-six years, the Chefs' Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels has kicked off the summer season in New York City with a celebration that feeds both the body and the soul. Last year, over 1,000 guests gathered in Rockefeller Center and raised over $782,000, enough to provide 121,800 meals for our city’s frail aged neighbors.

This year, renowned chefs will gather in Rockefeller Center to celebrate food and film by creating dishes inspired by their favorite movies.  Chefs' Tribute 2012: Knives! Camera! Action!  brings the favorite movies of gourmet chefs to life with unique tasting menus from some of the most exclusive restaurants in the world. Below is a list of all the chefs who are taking part in this glamour

--Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill, Chicago

-- Jonathan Benno & Richard Capizzi, Lincoln Restorante, New York

-- Richard Blais, The Spence, Atlanta
Press coverage of "The Spence"

-- April Bloomfield, Spotted Pig/The Breslin, New York

-- Daniel Boulud & Gavin Kaysen, Café Boulud, New York

-- Juan Branez, Cucina & Co., New York

-- David Burke, David Burke Townhouse, New York

-- Andrew Carmellini, The Dutch/Locanda Verde, New York

-- Cesare Casella, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, New York

-- Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles

–- Scott Conant, Scarpetta, New York/Los Angeles/Las Vegas

-- John DeLucie, Crown/The Lion, New York

-- Chris DeLuna, La Fonda del Sol, New York

-- Luc Dimnet, Brasserie, New York

-- Ben Ford, Ford's Filling Station, Culver City, CA

-- Larry Forgione, Conservatory for American Food Studies, St. Helena, CA

-- Marc Forgione, Marc Forgione, New York

-- Yuhi Fujinaga & Michael Gabriel, The Sea Grill, New York

-- Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes/Charm City Cakes West, Baltimore

-- Rick Moonen, RM Seafood, Las Vegas

-- Marco Moreira, Tocqueville, New York

-- David Myers, Comme Ça, Los Angeles

-- François Payard, François Payard Bakery, New York

-- Alex Pilas, Eataly, New York

-- Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill, New York

-- Pierre Poulin, Aureole, New York

-- Antonio Prontelli, Rock Center Café, New York

-- Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC

-- Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin, New York

-- Missy Robbins, A VOCE, New York

-- Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster, New York

-- Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate, Chicago

- Nancy Silverton, Mozza, Los Angeles

-- Joachim Splichal, Patina, Los Angeles

 -- Bill Telepan, Telepan, New York

-- Toshio Tomita, Nobu New York, New York

-- Jacques Torres, Jacques Torres Chocolate, New York

-- Rich Torrisi, Torrisi Italian Specialties/Parm, New York

-- Laurent Tourondel, BLT American Brasserie, New York

-- Silvana Vivoli, Gelateria Vivoli, Florence

-- Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges, New York

-- Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto, New York

-- Bill Yosses, Washington, D.C.