On March 8th, Pinkyfinger up had the honor to attend the 18th annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program Benefit. The benefit celebrated the contributions of Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Untitled. The well attended event raised nearly 1,000,000 to continue support scholarships as well as more career opportunities and education for disadvantage youth who are looking to pursue careers in the food service industry.
Now for the food! There were many C-Cap alums cooking for the evening. Some of the past talent included Giovanna Delli Compagni of Asiate, Betty Pena of Pig & Khao , Cesar Gutierrez of Cafe Boulud, Yvan Lemoine of Union Fare and Swainson Brown of The Writing Room.
Some of Pinkyfingerup favorites included Nobu 57 Salmon Takati, The Modern’s Egg on Eggs on Eggs , Vaucluse’s Scallop and the hands down favorite Indian Accent’s Rice Crusted Bass.
Check out some of the pics from this awesome evening and remember if you see something you like go out to the restaurant and support.
Shrimp Toast with Wasabi Aioli
Chicken Tortelloni Umbrian Lentils Parmigiani
Salmon Tataki Goma Miso Ponzu
Baby Beets and Pomegranate Salad Charred Fennel Bulgar Wheat
Grilled Swordfish and Pickled Lemon and Black Pepper Yogurt
Pastrami Beef Tongue with Pickle Apple and Horseradish
Madrid Steak Tatare
Whole Roast Suckling Pig Celery Remoulade
Caramelle Pasta Duck Broth Scallion Ricotta
Spiced Salmon with Apple Dashi and Chicken Rice Salad
Duck Liver Mousse Parfait Madiera Gelee Brioche
Grilled Pinapple and Toasted Coconut Guacamole with Pepino Enchilito