If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I hosted a charity dinner party the other night to support CMOM, an organization near and dear to my heart. The museum helps change the lives of children all over the city and country. From shelter outreach to arts education - they make the lives of thousands of children better. I was honored to host the night and it was fabulous. We had the supreme honor of having Belinda Chang (you may remember our lunch with her from here) pair wines with our 5 star 5 course course meal from Danny Meyer's amazing Union Square Events. Belinda just won the James Beard Award for wine service, so we were celebrating her as much as CMOM! I wanted to give you a few glances of the evening...enjoy!
First, (as promised on twitter) our menu:
First Course: Roasted Baby Beets & Sugar Snap Peas with Shallot-Sherry Vinaigrette Baby Arugula and Pecorino Romano
Main Course: Lemongrass-Poached Halibut with Red Quinoa and Ginger Jus Upland Cress and Citrus-Roasted Baby Carrots
Dessert: Malted Mousse with Milk Chocolate Sorbet and Sea Salt Flourless Chocolate Cake and Crisp Rice
Left to right: Andy Ackerman from CMOM, me, Belinda Chang, and Josh.
Our wine-glass filled dinner table with fresh peonies.
Chef Robb Garceau from Union Square Events overseeing his (very cute) sous chefs prepare our desert.
Chef Garceau and the guys of Union Square Events....