Our Town’s 2018 Art of Food presented by NewYork-Presbyterian is set to return to Sotheby’s next month. The ultimate event for food and art connoisseurs returns to Sotheby’s for its third iconic year on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
More than 25 culinary titans of the Upper East Side will create mouthwatering masterpieces, each dish inspired by a work of art specially curated by Sotheby’s for this one night only.
Hosting this year’s exclusive evening is world-renown chef Claus Meyer, the gastronomic entrepreneur and culinary force behind Grand Central’s new upscale restaurant Agern and the adjacent Great Northern Food Hall in Vanderbilt Hall, and best-selling author of The Nordic Kitchen and Meyer’s Bakery.
Among this year’s participants at the 2018 Art of Food are many of Metro New York City’s top chefs. The slate of toques includes 5 Napkin Burger’s Andy D’Amico, Amali/Calissa’s Dominic Rice, Todd Mitgang of Candle 79’s, Angel Ramos of Crave Fishbar, Flex Mussels’ Alexandra Shapiro, Mark Strausman of Freds at Barneys, Jones Wood Foundry’s Jason Hicks, Fabian Gallardo of La Esquina, Little Frog’s Xavier Monge, Bobbie Lloyd of Magnolia Bakery, Maya’s David Gonzalez, Hugh Mangum of Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Orwashers Bakery’s Keith Cohen, Stefano Marracino of Paola’s, Quality Eats’ Delfin Jaranilla, Vittorio Assasf of Serafina Always, T-Bar Steak ‘s Benjamin Zwicker, Joseph Capozzi of The East Pole, The Meatball Shop’s Daniel Holzman and The Penrose’s Nick Testa.
This year’s host Meyer has founded several organizations, including the Melting Pot Foundation, focused on driving social change through food. With Melting Pot, in 2013, he started and helped establish a food school and a food movement in South America, opening the gourmet-restaurant Gustu in Bolivia and several cafeterias. The Melting Pot project is currently working on a social project in Brownsville, East New York, establishing a culinary school, cafeteria, bakery and community center, serving the local community and with the goal of engaging at-risk youth.
Meyer is the latest in a star-studded line up of hosts that the Sotheby’s event has attracted. Zagat Guide’s Nina and Tim Zagat hosted in 2015 and noted chef/entrepreneur Geoffrey Zakarian took center stage last year.
To learn more about Our Town’s 2018 Art of Food, visit their website.