Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Late Winter Menu

Daniel Boulud, Regis Marcon, and Daniel Chefs at Burgundy, Black Truffles and Blue Jeans: Sunday Supper at Daniel Benefiting Citymeals-On-Wheels.
Last Sunday night at Restaurant Daniel, Citymeals-on-Wheels Board of Directors Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud continued his long-time support of Citymeals-on-Wheels with his annual Sunday Dinner. This year’s theme was “Burgundy, Black Truffles and Blue Jeans.”

Citymeals prepares and delivers more than 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals to 18,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers. Chef Boulud was joined in the kitchen by Chef Régis Marcon, a 1995 winner of the world-renowned Bocuse d’Or culinary competition and co-owner of Hôtel et Restaurant Régis et Jacques Marcon. The three Michelin-starred Chef Marcon is also the current president of Bocuse d’Or France.
Robert Grimes, Nicholas Lowry, Daniel Boulud, Beth Shapiro, and Régis Marcon
160 guests were served a splendid late winter menu celebrating black truffles. The dinner was paired with fine red and white Burgundy vintages chosen by Head Sommelier at DANIEL Raj Vaidya.

Among those attending were: Chef Cesare Casella, Gael Greene, Robert S. Grimes, Suri Kasirer, Philippe Laffont, Deborah Roberts and Al Roker, Ernie Thrasher, and Lillian Vernon and Paolo Martino.
Jacques Marcon, Jean Francois Bruel, Maura Haynes, Bill Kronenberg, Chuck Close, Daniel Boulud, and Ernie Thrasher
Robert S. Grimes was event chair and Nicholas Lowry of Swann Auction Galleries served as this year’s auctioneer. Official sponsors of the dinner were American Airlines and FIJI Water. Thanks to Citymeals’ board members, the City of New York and certain designated grants and sponsorships for administrative expenses, Citymeals is able to promise that 100% of all other donations are entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.
Régis Marcon, Chuck Close, and Daniel Boulud
Brandon Jones and Lela Rose
Henry Buhl, Beth Shapiro, and Jennifer Joyce
Albert Behler, Robin Kramer, and Betsy Bernardaud
Daniel Boulud, Drew Nieporent, and Régis Marcon
Pedro Iglesias, Elizabeth Urina, Dana Hammond Stubgen, and Dr. Patrick Stubgen
Roger Taylor, Colleen Olson, and Tagar Olson
Liz Neumark and Jill Kaplan
Linda Hobbs and Fritz Hobbs
Vans Stevenson and Suri Kasirer
Anne Cohen, Lillian Vernon, and David Hochberg
Eli Goldman, Judy Zipp, and Edmondo Schwartz
Cesare Casella and Stephanie Goto
Leslie Ziff, Robert Grimes, and Joyce Buchanan
Colleen Olson and Tom Edelman
Ninah Lynne, Michael Lynne, and Diane Tuft
Jill Kaplan, Suri Kasirer, and Jennifer Gould Keil
Malu Millerman and Sergio Millerman
Elizabeth Urina, Jim O'higgins, and JC Agid
Heather McDowell and Adam Levin
Vans Stevenson, Suri Kasirer, Lisa Rosenblum, and Sonya Starr
Dana Hammond Stubgen, Raj Vaidya, and Rita Jammet
Elisabeth de Kergorlay and Gabriel De Kergorlay
Also this past Monday night, the Women's Project Theater, the nation's oldest and largest company dedicated to producing and promoting plays written and directed by women, held its 2014 Women of Achievement Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental. This year's honorees were Sharon Bush, Arianna Huffington, and Joan Vail Thorne. Special guests were Ashley Bush, Veanne Cox, Desiree Gruber, Morgan James, Pamela Morgan, Joel Perez, David Hyde Pierce and Doug Wamble. There was also a special musical tribute to Dorothy Fields, the great Broadway lyricist and librettist. Now in its 36th year, Women's Project Theater has produced more than 600 main stage productions and developmental projects, and published 11 anthologies of plays by women.
Ashley Bush and Sharon Bush
Sheila Nevins, Stephen Silverman, and Jackie Glover
Barbara Goldsmith and Kim Baker
Deane Brosnan
Lucia Hwong Gordon and Pamela Morgan
Chiu-Ti Jansen
Louise Kornfeld, Janna Bullock, and Karen Klopp
Jennifer Wright and Laren Stover
Patricia Shiah
Laura Nicklas and Dovile Drizyte
Jeanine Jeo-Hi Kim
Peter Baiocco, Leah Baiocco, Arlene Scanlan, David Squires, Mary Baiocco, and Peter Baiocco
Maggie Norris, Adriana Kaegi, and Paola Baccini Rosenshein
Julie Crosby and Kate Pines
Arianna Huffington and Desiree Gruber
Wendy Federman, Andrea Warshaw-Wernick, Marcia Levine, and Sandy Rosenthal
Morgan James
Andrea Warshaw-Wernick, Cassandra Seidenfeld, and Lauren Vernon
Joel Perez, Lanie Zipoy, Morgan James, and Doug Wamble
Michele Herbert and Marcia Levine
Cassandra del Viscio and Rober Airhart
Julie Crosby, Shelley Butler, Andrea Kuschlewska, and Jennifer Chambers
Branden LaShea, Shaneah Daise, Catherine Mayer, Heather Harvey, and Morgan Benedit
Darlyn Heckman, Ashley Bush, Sharon Bush, Karen Klopp, and Christine Schott
Jin Hu and Cassandra Seidenfeld
Sharon Bush and Arianna Huffington
Cheryl Asklund Rock, Sallie Bingham, and Joan Vail Thorne
Jean Shafiroff and Frederick Anderson
Lucia Hwong Gordon, Sharon Bush, and Cassandra Seidenfeld
Last Wednesday night, the Writing Center at Hunter College, under the direction of Lewis Frumkes, celebrated its 4th anniversary at Hunter with a cocktail reception and dinner at Doubles, the private club in the Sherry-Netherland.
Lewis Frumkes, Rebecca Goldstein, and Steven Pinker
Charles Gross and Joyce Carol Oates
Amber and Lewis Frumkes
Mr. and Mrs. Alphie McCourt
Bob Bradford and Barbara Taylor Bradford
John Calicchio and Denise LeFrak
Kitty Pilgrim and Stacy Schiff
Stacy Schiff, Barbara Goldsmith, and Iris Love
Sidney Gluck, Jennifer Raab, and Bel Kaufman
Patricia Volk, Steven Pinker, and Daphne Merkin
Elizabeth Munson and Sessa Von Richthoven
Sandy and Nelson DeMille
This past Monday night at Sotheby’s, Guild Hall of East Hampton hosted its 29th annual Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards. Honorees were Barbara Walters, Philippe de Montebello, Blythe Danner, Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, and Alan Alda. Alec Baldwin was the evening’s emcee.

Guild Hall is the prestigious cultural center created in 1931. Its focus was to inform, inspire, and enrich its diverse audience by presenting programs by artists or having to do with the arts. It was a tiny community in those days, mainly rural with a summer community (who didn’t return on the weekends year round). But it was a rich artist’s community made up of men and women, many of whom are now in the pantheon of 20th century American art. Over the decades the organization grew and prospered into the prestigious cultural center that it is today. Today Guild Hall’s activities (including the John Drew Theater) attract more than  40,000 visitors annually.

The Academy which convened at Monday night’s dinner recognizes both year-round and summer members of the community who have shown merit in the visual, performing and literary arts.  To learn more about Guild Hall visit
Ronald Lauder, Jo Carole Lauder, and Roy Furman
Peter Wolf and Barbara Jo Howard
Ruth Appelhof and Joe Roberto with BankUnited team
Alan Alda
Philippe de Montebello
Phil Donahue, Marlo Thomas, and Ruth Appelhof
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
Hannah Byers and Scott Nussbaum
Bob Balaban, Meredith Monk, and Blythe Danner
Roy Furman, Marlo Thomas, and Phil Donahue
June Haynes, Gillian Harding, and Danielle Campisi
Christina Strass Fields, Agnes Gund, Milly Glimcher, and Arnold Glimcher
Blythe Danner and Barbara Walters
Chuck Close
Catherine Azmoodeh and Ambassador Robert Hormats
Monday night at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Frederick P. Rose Hall, the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 hosted its annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala, honoring film producer David Heyman.
David Heyman and Andrew Farkas
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
John Heyman and Kevin Thompson
Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz
David Heyman, Kevin Thompson, David Kuhn, and Andrew Farkas
Steve Hanson and Deana Hanson
Amanda Lipitz and Courtney B. Vance
Andrew Farkas and Sandi Farkas
Susan Merinoff, Andrew Crisses, and Abby Crisses
Bruce Bendell, Kelly Allen, Kevin Murphy, Charissa Hogeland, Jamie Bendell, Cait Barebanks, Andy Cohen, and Rachel Flynn
Abby Milstein and Howard Milstein
Joe Aston, Steph Handa,and Sanjeev Handa
Andrew Tisch, Ann Tisch, and Lyor Cohen
Tasneem Meghji and Mo Meghji
John Heyman and David Heyman
Jane Cheever, Roger Cheever, Chris Flowers, and Anne Flowers
Photographs by Patrick McMullan; Cutty McGill (Writing Center).