On a bi-monthly basis, the New Worlder team shares a unique list of events, collaboration dinners, culinary and hospitality news from around the globe. Up this month are NYC’s Food Waste Fair, the Art of Cebiche pop-up, Park City Wine Festival and more…
NYC’s Food Waste Fair and Zero Waste Challenge
New York City businesses throw away more than 650,000 tons of food waste annually that decomposes in landfills producing more than 3.3 billion tons of methane every year. The NYC Sanitation Department is trying to change that. Their NYC Food Waste Fair, which takes place from May 17 to May 23, is a multi-day expo and event with workshops for chefs and hospitality professionals dedicated to ending food waste in kitchens, culminating with the Zero Food Waste Challenge, in which chefs – from Michelin-star chefs to soup kitchen cooks – will compete. The challenge is to create a delicious dish made from upcycled ingredients. It takes place on Thursday, May 23rd from 6-9 PM at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Attendees will sample all the dishes, sip a signature cocktail and participate in an audience vote for their favorite creation. Participating Challenge chefs include Michael Anthony from Gramercy Tavern, Naama Tamir from Lighthouse, and Kendall Scodari Made Nice, Cauliflower ‘Bone Marrow’ with Beet Tartare, among others. Full details here.
La Mar at Mandarin Oriental’s Art of Cebiche Pop-Up Event
Pop up event, Art of Cebiche, takes place at La Mar at Mandarin Oriental in Miami on Wednesday, May 22nd. A one-night-only dinner, Executive Chef Diego Oka will relinquish control of the cebiche bar to Peruvian chefs Javier Wong of Lima’s Chez Wong and Xarles Thomson. For the night, the restaurant will feature a limited-time art installation by Peruvian Visual Artist Rudolph Castro. The restaurant also unveiled a new menu in honor of our 5-year anniversary that will also be available. For reservations, click here.
MOFAD Welcomes Kwame Onwuachi
On May 30th, the Museum of Food & Drink (MOFAD) welcomes Kwame Onwuachi, the 27 year old DC chef who has opened—and closed—one of the most talked about restaurants in America after his run as one of the most popular cheftestants on Top Chef. Having launched his own catering company with $20K that he made from selling candy on the subway, his new memoir, Notes from a Young Black Chef, Onwuachi confronts the complicated intersection of race, fame, and food. In conversation with Food & Wine’s Kat Kinsman, join Onwuachi’s journey as a young black chef through the world of fine dining, from the Bronx to Nigeria to Washington, D.C. An informal reception will follow.
June at the James Beard House
Highlight dinners at the James Beard House in June include Taste of the Caribbean (6/5) featuring a roster of chefs from Barbados, Jamaica, St. Croix, St. Lucia and the BVIs, a regional spotlight on Georgia from Alpharetta to Atlanta (6/7), and a Juneteenth celebration (6/18) with chefs from around the country including Shannon Mustipher, Chris Williams and Omar Tate. For the full month’s line-up, click here.
Park City Wine Festival Returns in October
Paired with bites from Park City’s many restaurants, wine aficionados will enjoy domestic and international wine tastings, outdoor and educational seminars, and gourmet cuisine when the Park City Wine Festival returns October 3 – 6, 2019. Events include a wine walk up historic Main Street, a Best of the Fest where only 90+ point wine, as well as reserve bottles will be featured, as well as a finale Grand Tasting. A portion of proceeds will go to People’s Health Clinic, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing no-cost quality care to the uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties in Utah.