“Be Here Now”: It’s Happening Today
“Life is too fragile.” —Chef Eli Kulp in a May 5th Tweet
Seize the day:
– Monday, July 20th, at 12 noon ET: Meatless Monday and the Natural Gourmet Institute are co-hosting a lunchtime Twitter chat today. The focus is on “Recipe Conversion 101: Embracing Plant-Based Foods.” Follow MM and NGI, and search #AskMeatlessMonday.
– Monday, July 20th, at 7:30 pm ET: Del Posto is hosting a benefit for Eli Kulp, the Philadelphia chef (Fork, High Street on Market) named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 2014 “Best New Chefs” in the midst of opening a new restaurant in Greenwich Village who was paralyzed in a May 12th Amtrak train crash, to assist with his medical bills.
Participating restaurants include Ai Fiori, Anfora, Casa Lever, David Burke Group, DBGB, Del Posto, The Gander, High Street on Hudson, Josh DeChellis, L’Artusi, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Nobu 57, Osteria Philadelphia, Santina, and Tarallucci e Vino.
The event is being supported by Friends of Eli Kulp including Mark Ladner, Jeff Katz, Elizabeth Meltz, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, Joe Campanale, Katherine & Gabe Thompson, David Rabin, Matthew Rudofker, PJ Calapa, Josh DeChellis, Ellen Yin, Adil Avunduk, Chiara Sassoli, Zac Young, Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, Brad Daniels, Alison Seibert, Diane Briskin, Ariel Moses, Mark Briskin, Taryn Briskin, Damian Irizarry, Jamie Greenhouse, and Jesse Schenker.
To purchase tickets, click here.
– Monday, July 20th, is also the kick-off of New York City Restaurant Week, which is currently scheduled to run through August 14th. You can enjoy a $25 lunch and $38 dinner at dozens of participating restaurants — including Ai Fiori, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, Cafe Boulud, Casa Mono, db bistro moderne, DBGB, Empellon Taqueria, Felidia, Michael’s, Morimoto, Narcissa, The Peacock, Perry Street, Riverpark, Root & Bone, Telepan, and more — which you can reserve here.