In the beginning of March, I had the most fun I’ve had in forever, three nights in a row. I got to be the guest of Pauline, my good friend and Grand Dame of Good Gracious Catering, at The All Star Chef’s Classic, FOR THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW!! It was fantastic!
Every night, got better and better! We ended with a celebration of women chefs, and Let it be known, we celebrated the women chefs!
Pauline had VIP tickets, that put us on the floor next to them, and we left BFFs, everyone of us.
There was so much connection, it was off the charts. For starters, we were four chefs ( in cute hats, if you didn’t notice) and they were all, you know, chefs! Gabrielle Roth grew up down the pike from me in Pennsylvania. I loved her book Blood, Butter and Bones. Her restaurant in NYC, PRUNE, just published a cookbook and it’s juicy. We bonded over dried corn.
Last summer, Shirley Chung was a special guest at a Toyota of Longo event we were catering. I made her grits and shrimp recipe for the guests. I was so slammed I couldn’t look up for the entire event. We had a good laugh about our customers.
I fell in love with Nyesha Arrington. She’s driven and passionate and open and generally a wonderful human being. It’s true, I was drinking, but she really impressed me, and her food was delicious.
Truly, all the women chefs’ were amazing, fabulous, perfect. I’m only sharing the highlights, I could go on and on.
Here’s the menu and a shout out to the other two goddess chefs, Michele Bernstein and Nicole Rucker.
A phenomenal night chefs, thank you!