May 26, 2016

Another Great Friends of Hudson River Park Auction Dinner

If you could plan the ultimate culinary experience, who would you choose to prepare it?

For two auction winners of the 2015 Friends of Hudson River Park annual gala fundraiser, the prize was a dinner for up to 20-guests made at the venue of their choice by Momofuku’s Chef David Chang and myself. And all for a good cause - the maintenance and care of the beautiful Hudson River Park in New York City.

David and I both sit on the Friends of Hudson River Park board, and we were thrilled to participate in the auction again this year. Earlier this week, we hosted and prepared the dinner for 18-people. It was held at my Bedford, New York farm. David and his team prepared two of the three course meal. It included dishes inspired by his famous Momofuku restaurants. My staff and I were responsible for the table setting and the dessert. It was not only an excellent feast, but a very fun and charitable event.

Enjoy these photos.

May 25, 2016

Preparing for a Special Dinner on Facebook

I always love entertaining, especially when it is for a good cause.

Yesterday, I hosted a special dinner at my home for the auction winners of the 2015 Friends of Hudson River Park annual gala fundraiser. It included a dinner for up to 20-people at a venue chosen by the winner, and prepared by Momofuku’s Chef David Chang and myself - the proceeds go to the maintenance and care of the beautiful Hudson River Park in New York City.

Before the dinner, Chef David, Chef Matthew Rudofker, the executive chef at Momofuku Ssam Bar, and I, joined together for a LIVE Facebook chat to share some of the evening’s offerings. Enjoy these photos. Tomorrow, I will share beautiful photographs of the foods we all enjoyed at this special feast.

If you didn’t get to watch my Facebook appearance, just click here to my Facebook Auction Dinner chat.

May 24, 2016

My Long Clematis Pergola

I love the flowering vine called clematis, and over the years, I’ve grown many varieties of this lovely plant. Soon after I bought my Bedford, New York farm, I built a long pergola along the front carriage road leading up to my home, specifically for clematis. I have clematis growing all over it - all in shades of blue. Each year, the flower display looks more and more beautiful.

On both sides of my clematis pergola, we planted lots of stunning bulbs and perennials. It is looking absolutely spectacular this season, so I thought I would share some photos - enjoy.