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The IJPA (International Jewish Presenters Association) and New Yorkâ€™s City Winery announces the first ever Top Kosher Chef pairing with not just wine, but 7 courses of Jewish Culture. On January 11, 2011, as the opening luncheon to the annual conference called â€œSchmoozeâ€ where hundreds of producers and directors from Jewish Community Centers around the globe gather with their colleagues, this luncheon will be a unique combination of the best in kosher cuisine and Jewish Culture. The lunch is open to the public with limited tickets available at www.citywinery.com.
Seven top chefs will prepare Kosher cuisine that will be paired with seven kosher wines and performances by seven different artists from different disciplines. While the food is under Kosher Supervision by Rabbi Yisroel Finman-Rav Hamachshir, the Artists & Wine pairings are under the so-called supervision of producer Michael Dorf.
The comedian Jackie Hoffman, who recently starred on Broadway in the Addams Family and is currently performing in a new solo show, will be paired with â€œGrandmaâ€™s Arugula Saladâ€ prepared by Scott Magram of â€œMy Most Favorite Food,â€ an upper West Side restaurant and caterer. This course will be paired with a Kosher Italian sparkling Prosecco by Bartenura.
Sidra Bell, an award-winning dancer with her own dance troupe will perform her latest work. She will be matched with Chef Jeff Nathan of Abigaels. Chef Nathan is one of the best-known kosher chefs in the market with frequent public appearances including television spots. His special course of Green Tea noodles with stir-fry vegetables in lemon vinaigrette will combine perfectly with a Kosher Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.
The theatre producer and playwright Ari Roth will read from his latest work and will be paired with a beet salad from Pomegranate Chefs in Brooklyn and will be paired by City Winery with the only kosher Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon,
Israelâ€™s biggest music star for many years, NOA, also known by her name Achinoam Nini, will perform a couple of songs in a rare and intimate setting to go along with a Yemenite Mushroom Koogle, specially prepared by Mike Gershovitz of Mikeâ€™s Bistro. These will be paired with a Cab/Merlot/Cab Franc Fusion by Segal in the Upper Galilee in Israel.
New York photographer Kfir Ziv has both a commercial and art photography business and uses food in many of his works. He will show some work while new chefs from the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in Brooklyn serve an assortment of sauces for Falafel. This course will be paired with City Wineryâ€™s recently released â€œRiesling Schmieslingâ€ a crisp dry Riesling from the Finger Lakes in New York.
â€œNew York Times Book of the Yearâ€ winner, Joshua Henkin will read from his latest work. His reading will be paired with â€œa meaty dish for a meaty novelâ€ by Seth Warshaw of New Jerseyâ€™s ETC Steakhouse along with a California Cabernet by Baron Herzog.
The final course will be a short screening of the acclaimed film â€œBUDRUS,â€ with a talk by the filmâ€™s producers, Ronit Avni and Sandi DuBowski. Dan Lenchner of Manna Catering will be making â€œa special dessert uniting two divided flavorsâ€. This will be matched with a Carmel Wineryâ€™s late harvest Gewurztraminer from Shaâ€™al Vineyard, in Zichron Yaacov, Upper Galilee, Israel
Tickets are $65.00 each and are available at www.citywinery.com or by calling 212-608-0555.
Tuesday, Jan 11th
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
155 Varick Street
New York, 10013