Friday, March 02, 2007
C-CAP Benefit Always a Great Time
C-CAP, the Careers through Culinary Arts Program, is a great organization that works with kids in public schools to train them for college and career opportunities in the food and hospitality industries. To help fund this work, CCAP, holds a great annual benefit at Chelsea Piers every year. Each year, there is a large tasting menu (40 items this year), with dishes prepared by some of New York's top chefs. This year was no exception. Although I'm not the only blogger who went, and not the only blogger who took pictures, I am the only one who is probably pedestrian enough to admit that I like Shun Lee's Peking Duck better than anything, cause its the best. Having said that I also enjoyed quail egg stuffed ravioli from San Domenico, the Morimoto Fishwich, an asparagus salad from Becco, and what appears to be everyone else's number one favorite, a black cherry ice cream float from Olives.
In addition to the great food, wine and excellent coffee by Illy is also served. Al Roker gives an inspirational introduction to the C-CAP student of the year, and the honoree, in this case Lidia Bastianich, is awarded with a statue in the shape of fava bean. This last fact can not be made up.
C-CAP is a great organization and deserves support. They also happen to have the best eating benefit I have ever gone to. So do good. And Eat Good.