Chefs & Champagne 2018: Time To Return To The Hamptons’ Best Foodie Gathering!

Chefs & Champagne is a stellar event--and not just because it's in the Hamptons where the standards for fete fare is high or because its an official event f the James Beard Foundation. This event held starting at 6 PM on the last Saturday of every July at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY, features dozens of the tristate's best…read more

Chefs & Champagne 2017: The Hamptons’ Ultimate Foodie Event Only Gets Better

I was lucky enough to attend the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation's Annual Chefs & Champagne event at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack on July 29th. Legendary James Beard Foundation Award–winning chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson was toasted by more than 1,000 guests, who grazed from table to table of 35 NYC area chefs' greatest creations--many which were…read more

The Iconoclast Dinner At The James Beard House: Cooking, Eating + Drinking for a Great Cause!

I was lucky enough to attend the VIP reception segment of the recent Iconoclast Dinner to benefit Spelman College and I got both an eyeful and a mouthful. The exclusive reception, dinner and afterparty might have cost a whopping $2K but every penny went to one of the most worthy causes on earth--giving advanced education to those who might not…read more