FYI - I'd be more than happy to edit menus for future events.
Unfortunately, these were rife with misspelled names and restaurant names,
but at least we knew what we were eating!
|Grilled escarole salad with anchovy vin - Colin Lynch, Menton|
|Mac goulash - Matt Jennings, Farmstead and La Laiterie|
Definitely my second favorite dish of the night!
|Lynne Viera of how2heroes|
|Justin of Justin Can Cook|
|Justin's wife Leah|
|Me chatting with Justin|
|Our friend Bill chatting with Jodie Gilson, Will's mother|
|Chef Will Gilson, thanking everyone for coming|
|Beef stroganoff with egg noodles - Jay Silva, Bambara|
My favorite dish of the evening
|Barbecue chicken legs with cucumber and Kent's vinaigrette - Jamie Bissonnette, Toro/Coppa|
The chicken legs were Jeff's favorite dish, and I loved the cukes.
(Jamie was just voted Food & Wine's Best New Chef!)
|Brussels sprouts with bacon - Dante de Magistris, Dante/Il Casale|
|"What I wish my mom made as a kid" Porchetta - Louis DiBiccari, Sel de la Terre|
|Sticky bun bread pudding - Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe/Myers + Chang|
|Look at all the bloggers who were there!|
Me, Elizabeth, Justin, Bianca, Jacki, Dan, Meesh
The space at the BCAE was really interesting for holding a pop-up. There were a bunch of long tables set up in different rooms, and food was served family style. The lights were much brighter than typical restaurant lighting, which made for great pictures, but gave the atmosphere less of a formal restaurant feel.
I was most impressed with the lineup of chefs who came together and donated their time and so much more to help a fellow chef whose mother was in need. I'm really glad we bought tickets to support this cause and that we got to enjoy some delicious food and great company.
Do you attend events like this or donate to any charities or fundraisers?