Resident August 2010 • 33An annual event paying tribute to a passion for great food, the 2010 Great Chefs Dinner in Bridgehampton is not to be missed for Hamptons foodies.
The dinner is now in its sixth year, and consistently draws a sprawling lineup of culinary talent for a night of gourmet splurging.
The dinner will begin with an hors d’oeuvres hour featuring a who’s who of Hamptons cooking stars, including Sam Talbot (Mondrain, Surf Lodge, Top Chef), Kevin Penner (1770 House), Bryan Futerman (Foody’s), Jason Weiner (Almond), Joseph Realmuto (Nick & Toni’s), and Vittorio Assaf (Serafina East Hampton).
Tom Collichio, of Craft and Top Chef fame, and Lure Fishbar’s Josh Capon will also be in attendance.
The menu is said to highlight Hamptons summer produce, and will be accompanied by specialty drinks prepared by Vine Wine Bar’s Joe Watson.The main event this year will be a four course dinner, cooked jointly by some of New York’s most highly acclaimed cooking talent.
One course each will be prepared by Le Bernardin’s Eric Ripert, Brasserie Ruhlmann’s Laurent Tourondel, Five Points’ Marc Meyer, and Sacred Sweet’s Miche Bacher.
Dinner will be accompanied by the music of Diane Birch, known for her eclectic mix of American folk styles, as well as a live auction officiated by director Barry Sonnenfeld.
Among the items up for bids are five star travel packages, and private culinary instruction with celebrity chefs.The event is a fundraiser for Bridgehampton’s Hayground School, as well as Jeff’s Kitchen and the Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund, in tribute to the late Jeff Salaway.
Salaway, a much-loved area restaurateur and one of the co-founders of the Hayground School, was well known for his love of cooking and the culinary experience.
Nick and Toni’s Toni Ross, Salaway’s wife, remembers that “Jeff believed that the growing, preparation and sharing of food is a primal human experience, and the foundation of family and community.”
The dinner serves as a kind of unofficial tribute to Salaway, and a fundraiser for the organizations that he founded and felt so enthusiastically for.Tickets for the cocktail party alone are $150 per person. Tickets for both the dinner and the cocktail party are $750.
To reserve pre-sale tickets, contact Donna Imbarrato, Event Coordinator, at 631-327-0573, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can also be found on the event’s website,www.greatchefsdinner.com.Culinary Greatness and Foodie Heaven: tHe Great CHeFs dinnerBy Josh engellifeSTYLE | ABOUT TOWNGchefs.indd