San Francisco's Best Chefs Hosting $250 Sandy Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction4

So Here’s the Good Deal, My Fellow Bad Dealers: Benu’s Corey Lee (two Michelin stars), Meadowood’s Christopher Kostow (three Michelin stars) and others will join Daniel Patterson at his (two Michelin-starred) Coi for Hurricane Sandy benefit dinner on December 3rd.

The price is $250 per person, all inclusive, for seven-courses plus wine. 

Here’s what’s even cooler: 100% of the receipts (not just the revenues) will go toward helping rebuilding Governor, as well as toward Occupy Sandy and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York (for hurricane relief). So you’ll be eating food from some of San Francisco’s best chefs and you’ll be helping out those hurt by Sandy. 

Ain’t no two ways about this. We have ourselves a GOOD DEAL. 

Seven-course wine-paired tasting menus are totally the BEST form of charity, right?


Below is the menu for the “Governor at Eleven Madison Park” pop-up dinner. The minimum donation is $250 per person, and in return you don’t just get a seven-course wine-paired tasting menu, you also get to help out Governor, a restaurant devastated by Sandy’s floodwaters; all proceeds will go towards the rebuilding of that well-regarded DUMBO eatery. 

Yup, we’re calling this one a GOOD DEAL. And those who wish to donate directly to Governor can do so through Go Fund Me; so far the Brooklyn restaurant has raised over $36,000 toward a $150,000 goal (still a ways off). 


Next Tuesday, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm will donate their private dining room and various kitchen resources to the Brad McDonald and his team at Governor for a one-night-only pop-up. 50 seats only. Details:


Open Bar
Passed Snacks
7-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings

All proceeds go to the rebuilding of Governor

To book, please call 212-889-0905

Here’s the menu:
+Poached Oyster Toast, Lobster Emulsion
+Nasturtium, Buttermilk, Trout Roe
+Prawn Crackers, Sea Urchin

1 - Caviar, Brown Butter Ice Cream, Sunchoke
2 - Beef Tartar, Pickled Garlic Crisps, Chilies
3 - Celery Root, Clothbound Cheddar, Preserved Egg Yolk
4 - Striped Bass, Kale, Fish Sauce, Cilantro
5 - Oxtail, Salsify, Oyster Sauce
6 - Pumpkin Seed Ice Cream, Mulled Wine, Oat Crumble
7 - Bittersweet Ganache, Maple, Buckwheat Ice Crea

Momofuku's Booker & Dax Hosting $325 Benefit Lunch for Governor4

WE’LL CALL THIS MOMOFUKU-GOVERNOR LUNCH A GOOD DEAL. Those who want to contribute directly to Governor can do so via GoFundMe. The Dumbo-based restaurant has raised $32,450, which is still a long ways away from their goal of $150,000. We continue to wish the Governor people luck with the rebuild and we look forward to dining there soon! 


when: nov 17, 2012 noon - nov 17, 2012 3:00 pm

where: booker and dax, 207 second avenue, new york, ny

$325 (all inclusive)
6 courses + beverage pairing
30 seats only
all proceeds will go towards governor rebuild

our friends at governor in dumbo were hit hard at the hands of hurricane sandy. the restaurant incurred catastrophic damage with a four foot surge of flood waters destroying everything from the flooring to equipment to the food and beverage inventory. this has rendered the restaurant inoperable for the foreseeable future. on november 17, momofuku chefs will join forces with the governor team to help raise funds and the spirits of the 30+ employees affected by this disaster.  proceeds from the six-course lunch with beverage pairings will go to governor to help them rebuild.

lunch features dishes from brad mcdonald (governor), sean gray (momofuku ko) +matt rudofker (momofuku ssäm bar) with a beverage pairing by beth lieberman(momofuku ko) and a featured cocktail from tristan willey (booker and dax). 

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