Our Dish It Out gala is many things at once: a festive evening with a serious purpose; a chance to mingle, strike up conversations and make new connections while cementing dear friendships; an opportunity to savor “the good life” of food, drink and merriment while lending support to children who are missing, victimized or abused. It’s a night out that’s designed to “bring them home.” The competition is fierce, the auction fast-paced—but throughout the night, all stand united in a common purpose.
The dishes prepared by our celebrity chefs are just as layered in taste and texture as our gala is layered in meaning and importance. Some of them bear names that capture our key mission, such as “Little Bites that Touch the Heart” Dim Sum prepared last year by Chef Mike Macri. Others combine flavors in a novel, even avant-garde fashion, like chocolate cupcakes topped with kalamata olive brittle (Pastry Chef Tracy Burgio) or parsnip puree infused with Earl Grey tea (Chef Sarah Hassler).
Chefs have also delivered straight-up comfort food, with a few gourmet tweaks—like chicken coq au vin over creamy rice pilaf (Chef Kevin Toole, and this blogger’s favorite), or slow-braised osso buco with roasted fennel (Chef Silvia Formosa).
What surprises will crop up at this year’s “Savor New York” gala? Stay tuned to this blog, and our Facebook page, for details!