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September 25
Les Dames d’Escoffier NY New Member Induction Dinner

Join LDNY for a gala dinner to induct its new members at Little Park, NYC, a seasonal restaurant highlighting the best ingredients from local farmers, anglers, vintners, ranchers and foragers. Our festive meal will be paired with sparkling wines from Franciacorta and dessert with Armagnac. Three fabulous items will be raffled off: Mauviel Copper and Stainless Steel Saute Pan, Le Creuset 5-1/2 quart Dutch Oven in the new oyster color and a KitchenAid Pro Line Series Blend.

Monday, September 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Little Park restaurant, 85 West Broadway, Smyth Hotel, Tribeca 10007. Cost of Event: Member $130; Guest $145.

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With thanks to: Armagnac, Chocolat Moderne, Franciacorta, Le Creuset, Mauviel, KitchenAid

Event Co-Chairs: Dames Sharon Franke and Joan Coukos. To RSVP and pay by check, contact: sharonfranke@hotmail.com

October 16th
The Next Big Bite: How We Will Eat and Drink

Sponsored by Les Dames d'Escoffier New York, the third annual The Next Big Bite will take place at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. This year's event will feature an engaging and provocative discussion about How We Will Eat & Drink-In the World; At Home; On TV and in Social Media; In New York; At the Restaurant; In Business; and With Sustainability.

Dana Cowin, DBC Creative and host of Speaking Broadly

Featured panelists:

  • Melissa Clark, Food writer, cookbook author, and staff reporter for the New York Times Food section, where she writes the popular column “A Good Appetite” and appears in a weekly cooking video series.
  • Kerry Heffernan, Executive Chef, Grand Banks.
  • Padma Lakshmi, Actress, food expert, model, and award-winning author. Host, judge and an executive producer on Bravo’s Emmy award-winning Top Chef. Recipient of the 2016 NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
  • Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, Instructor, Court of Master Sommeliers at the International Culinary Center, Master Sommelier, and author.
  • Missy Robbins, Head chef and owner of Lilia restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Also known for maintaining Michelin star status the entirety of her tenure as Executive Chef of A Voce Madison and A Voce Columbus. A Top Chef Masters contestant.
  • Susan Ungaro, President, James Beard Foundation, the country's preeminent culinary organization.

Monday, October 16, 2017; 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Reception and Panel Discussion. Institute for Culinary Education (ICE), 225 Liberty Street/Brookfield Place-3rd Floor. EARLY BIRD Ticket Pricing (Ends 8/15): VIP Ticket $105.00-Includes a signed panelist book and reserved seating. General Admission $75.00. AFTER 8/15: VIP Ticket $115.00-Includes a signed panelist book and reserved seating. General Admission $85.00.

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The Next Big Bite event sponsors include: The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE); Emile Henry, Abigail Kirsch, Microplane, Princess House, Wüsthof.

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