Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gala Previews

Hampton Showhouse Designers.
Last Saturday night in Bridgehampton, Hampton Designer Showhouse presented by Traditional Home held a Gala Preview Cocktail Party at the Showhouse on 1224 Scuttle Hole Road.
The preview benefited Southampton Hospital. The Showhouse will be open daily Monday through Sunday through September 4th, from 11 a.m. For more information, click here.
Yana Abramovich, Boris Abramovich, Lisa Fanuka, Stephen Fanuka, George Oliphant, and Zoe Oliphant
George Oliphant and Jamie Drake
Heather Mahland and Erik Mahland
Jill Esterman, Lisa Reese, and Don Reese
Jenny Bradley, Suzanne Cooper, Kim Artist, and Ann Maine
Jennifer McGee
Jill Peters, Sara Rossi, Townsend Lloyd, Eileen Kathryn Boyd, and Micaela Kitson
John Weiss, Angela Camarda, and Dan Weiss
Keith Carroll
Lisa Fanuka, Stephen Fanuka, George Oliphant, and Zoe Oliphant
Robert Chaloner and Mickey Cerbone
Mark Fichlander
Nina Frendenberger and Bryn Schuyler
Tori Mellott and Elisabeth Blitzer
Ben Johnston and Julia Noran
Patricia Fisher
Robert Bakes
Ron Fiore
Raji RM
Robert Stilin
Suysel Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster
Tobi Fairley
Tony Manning and Stephen Elrod
Ann Maine, Mario Buatta, and Alexa Hampton
Tori Mellott, Eddie Lee, Adam Johnson, Elisabeth Blitzer, and Jamie Drake
Tim and Carole Reed
Susanne Caldwell and Maria Greenlaw
Tia Walker, Eileen Kathryn Boyd, and Peggie Walker
Penny Grant
Philip Maloney, Steven Stolman, and Bob Taft
Bob Brenner, Beth, Brenner, Susan Guerreiro, Emanuel Guerreiro, Jay Reardon, and Ginnie Reardon
Carole Reed
Don Schemerhorn
Eddie Lee
Frank Bodeuchak and Dawn Bodeuchak
Gideon Mendelson
In support of the Southampton Hospital’s 53rd Annual Summer Gala, Bill Finneran hosted the President’s Committee Reception last Friday evening, July 22, 2011, at his beautiful Southampton Estate. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from GloriousFood, and music from a live mariachi band.

The upcoming Summer Gala, “A Tropical Paradise,” will be chaired for the second year by Jean Shafiroff, who expressed her gratitude to this year’s committee members and Hospital staff for their hard work and support. Hospital President and CEO Robert S. Chaloner greeted guests, joking that “when staying in the Hamptons, the last place you would want to be is in a hospital!” He went on to say, “However, if you are ill, you will not find a better local hospital to take care of you. In the last several years, Southampton Hospital has completely renovated and expanded critical departments, including our Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, the Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center and the Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute among other areas. Supporters like you have enabled quality healthcare in the Hamptons.”
Christopher Obetz, Jean Remmel FitzSimmons, Jean Shafiroff, and Sandra McConnell
The time-honored tradition supports the Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, which was named after the Paulsons in recognition of their generous support. The hospital serves more than 25,000 residents and visitors annually on Long Island’s South Fork. Tiffany & Co. is the Honorary Jewelry Chair, Barclay’s Wealth is the Honorary Corporate Chair, Cushman and Wakefield is the Honorary Commercial Real Estate Chair and Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the Honorary Residential Real Estate Chair. The highly-anticipated Southampton Hospital’s 53rd Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011 under the tents at the corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton, New York.
Lyn Hamer, Nancy Kraus, Sandra McConnell
Lyn Hamer, Nancy Kraus, and Sandra McConnell
Peter Larsen, Nancy Larsen
Peter and Nancy Larsen
Barbara Gooss, Henry Gooss
Barbara and Henry Gooss
Nancy Stone, Dr Martin Stone
Nancy and Dr. Martin Stone
Sharon Kerr, Christine Gray
Sharon Kerr and Christine Gray
Alessandra Hubbell, Dr John Hubbell
Alessandra and Dr John Hubbell
Jean Shafiroff, Bill Finneran, Bob Chaloner
Jean Shafiroff, Bill Finneran, and Bob Chaloner
Bill Finneran, Carol Rohrig
Bill Finneran and Carol Rohrig
Sharon Kerr, Gary Rice
Sharon Kerr and Gary Rice
Marilyn Friedland, Larry Friedland
Marilyn and Larry Friedland
Carol Rohrig, Sharon Kerr, Melanie Wambold
Carol Rohrig, Sharon Kerr, and Melanie Wambold
Some of the world’s most legendary culinary clans gathered last month for the 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels” titled “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.” World-renowned chefs; family wineries; and chefs who have been cooking together for so long that they feel like family, united for the most highly anticipated culinary event of the year. Chefs prepared mouth-watering dishes at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. Sandra Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Semi-Homemade Magazine; New York Times Bestselling author and Food Network celebrity, served as this year’s Emcee and Honorary Co-Chair.

The event raised $772,000, enough to fund the preparation and delivery of 128,000 meals nutritious meals, hand-delivered to frail, homebound elderly New Yorkers.
Michael and Ninah Lynne
Karen Page, William Bratton, Rikki Klieman, Marcia Stein, and Andrew Dornenburg
Marcia Stein and Sandra Lee
“This year’s theme of family and home is especially fitting. Most of our homebound elderly live all alone—having survived the loss of their spouses, friends, even children,” said Marcia Stein, executive director of Citymeals-on-Wheels. “Tonight, we are their family, making sure there is always a meal at the door and a caring person to deliver it. I would like to thank our gifted chefs, our extraordinary wineries, and everyone who helped fill the plates and hearts of our most vulnerable New Yorkers tonight.”

This year’s family feast was designed by renowned architect David Rockwell. More than 1,000 business leaders, gourmet enthusiasts, food industry trendsetters, socialites, young professionals, chefs and restaurateurs attended. Live music and dancing added another vibrant dash to the festivities.
Evelyn Lipper and Bill Speck
David Rockwell with Barbara and Donald Tober
Gael Greene and Marcia Stein
Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, was the evening’s Grand Host. The event was chaired by Ninah and Michael Lynne, Laura and John Pomerantz, and Randi and Dennis Riese. Spirits Chair was Audrey Saunders of The Pegu Club. Wine Chair was Daniel Johnnes of the Dinex Group.

Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI Water. Denihan Hospitality Group was the official hotel of “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.” Other sponsors included Riese Restaurants, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bedell Cellars, Anheuser Busch, and EmblemHealth.
Matthew Lustig, John Pomerantz, and Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
Eryn Reece of Mayahuel
Nobu Matsuhisa
David Burke
Cedric and Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Among the chefs who created culinary magic were:

Julian Alonzo, Brasserie 8 ½ (New York)
Jonathan Benno with Richard Capizzi, Lincoln (New York)
Matteo Bergamini with Marisa & Tony May, SD26 (New York)
Daniel Boulud, DANIEL (New York)
David Burke, David Burke Townhouse (New York)
Jawn Chasteen & Michael Gabriel, The Sea Grill (New York)
Victor Chavez & Alan Stillman, Smith & Wollensky (New York) with Craig Koketsu & Michael Stillman,
Quality Meats (New York )
Tom Colicchio, Craft (New York)
Scott Conant, Scarpetta (New York)
Jeremy Culver with the Gurrera Family, Fulton (New York)
Chris DeLuna, Naples 45 (New York)
Ben Ford, Ford’s Filling Station (Culver City, CA)
Larry Forgione, An American Place (St. Louis) with Marc Forgione, Marc Forgione (New York) and Bryan Forgione, Society Café, Wynn Encore (Las Vegas)
Clark Frasier & Mark Gaier of Arrows Restaurant, (Ogunquit, ME)
Craig Hopson with the Maccioni Family, Le Cirque (New York)
Vikas Khanna, Junoon (New York)
Dan Kluger, ABC Kitchen (New York)
Zarela Martinez, Zarela Catering & Consulting (New York) with Aaron Sanchez, Centrico (New York)
Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu (New York)
Tony Maws, Craigie on Main (Cambridge, MA)
Tory McPhail with Ti Martin & the Brennan Family, Commander’s Palace (New Orleans)
Marco Moreira & Jo-Ann Makovitzky, Tocqueville / 15 East (New York)
Michael Paley, Proof on Main (Louisville, KY)
Charlie Palmer, Aureole (New York)
Ben Pollinger with the Livanos family, Oceana (New York)
Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar & Grill (New York)
Antonio Prontelli, Rock Center Café (New York) with Juan Branez, Cucina & Co. (New York)
Angelo Sosa, Social Eatz (New York)
Joachim Splichal & Tony Esnault, Patina (Los Angeles)
Toshio Suzuki, Sushi Zen (New York)
Bill Telepan, Telepan (New York)
Claude Troisgros, Olympe (Rio de Janeiro) with Thomas Troisgros, 66 Bistro (Rio de Janeiro)
Silvana Vivoli, il Gelato Vivoli (Florence, Italy)
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges (New York) with Cedric Vongerichten, Perry St. (New York)
Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto (New York)
The Woods Family, Sylvia’s (New York)
Bill Yosses, The White House (Washington D.C.)

Participating Wineries:

Casa di Ama (Siena, Italy)
Bedell Cellars (Cutchogue, NY)
Maison Joseph Drouhin (Beaune, France)
Justin Winery (Paso Robles, CA)
Domaine Mittnacht Frères (Alsace, France)
Bodegas Primitivo Quiles (Monivar, Spain)
Champagne Pierre Paillard (Champagne, France)
Ponzi Vineyards (Beaverton, OR)
Château Robin (Belvès-de-Castillon, France)
Sandhi (Santa Barbara, CA)
Wolffer Vineyards (Sagaponack, NY)

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (Showhouse); Adriel Reboh | PatrickMcMullan.com (Southampton Hospital); Hart Pictures (Citymeals).
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