Want to Date a Chef?

If I had the dough (pun intended), I would.

“On Monday, June 11th, hot NYC chefs will be auctioned off for “dates” to benefit Friends of the FCI, a nonprofit organization that funds French Culinary Institute student scholarships.

Some of the one-time-only dates on the auction block:

• Train with Wylie Dufresne of wd~50 in his kitchen, then join him for dinner at his favorite late-night hang-out, Momofuku Ssäm Bar.
• Have dinner with Jean-Georges Vongerichten at his favorite New York City sushi restaurant.
• Learn to master your favorite dessert with Melissa Murphy, owner of Sweet Melissa Patisserie, and appear on an episode of her podcast “Simply Baked with Sweet Melissa.” Then join Melissa for lunch at the patisserie.
• Get a private, behind-the-scenes tour of Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Haven followed by a hands-on chocolate class.

Among the other chefs participating in “Date Night” are Johnny Iuzzini, executive pasty chef of Jean Georges; David Chang of Momofuku Noodle Bar and Momofuku Ssäm Bar; Lee Anne Wong of Bravo’s Top Chef; Jean Francois Bruel of Daniel; Aaron Sanchez of Centrico and Paladar; André Soltner, formerly of Lutèce; Julian Alonzo of Brasserie 8½; Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns; and Cesare Casella of Maremma.”

Bidding starts at 7:30 PM while cocktails and bites are served from 7–11 PM and at Cipriani at 200 Fifth Avenue ($250 per person, purchase tickets by June 6th; 646-254-7521; www.frenchculinary.com).

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10 Responses to “Want to Date a Chef?”

  1. kayoko Says:

    um, i’ve got dibs on David Chang (don’t like his ramen, but i’ll love him any day), and Wylie D, whose goofiness truly comes through in his food.

    and i bet that Jean George’s fave sushi spot is where we went for my bday last year, Sushi Seki. remember that? in the UES?

  2. kayoko Says:

    um, i’ve got dibs on David Chang (don’t like his ramen, but i’ll love him any day), and Wylie D, whose goofiness truly comes through in his food.

    and i bet that Jean George’s fave sushi spot is where we went for my bday last year, Sushi Seki. remember that? in the UES?

  3. tmonkey Says:

    Uh, Sushi Seki. LOVE that place. Omakase every time.

    And um, I went on one date with lee Anne Wong before she became famous. Tee hee.

  4. tmonkey Says:

    Uh, Sushi Seki. LOVE that place. Omakase every time.

    And um, I went on one date with lee Anne Wong before she became famous. Tee hee.

  5. kayoko Says:

    awesome- so here’s what we do: we call Lee Ann so she could hook ME up with hottie Harold. we can all meet at Perilla. sounds like an excellent plan!!!

  6. kayoko Says:

    awesome- so here’s what we do: we call Lee Ann so she could hook ME up with hottie Harold. we can all meet at Perilla. sounds like an excellent plan!!!

  7. erin Says:

    I’d go for Johnny Iuzzini. I hung out with him in the kitchen at the JB House and he’s a cutie!

  8. erin Says:

    I’d go for Johnny Iuzzini. I hung out with him in the kitchen at the JB House and he’s a cutie!

  9. kayoko Says:

    er, seize the moment and get on that pronto. nothing says true love than a man that can get his pastry on! HOT!

  10. kayoko Says:

    er, seize the moment and get on that pronto. nothing says true love than a man that can get his pastry on! HOT!

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