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What Happens When Launches Female Chef Dinner Series

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What Happens When, chef John Fraser's temporary restaurant installation now in its third "movement", is trying something new for the rest of the year. Starting on April 11 and running through October, the restaurant will host a weekly Monday night dinner series featuring female chefs, female pastry chefs, and female sommeliers. The series is meant to "showcase and celebrate the talented women in the hospitality industry" by allowing them to "experiment and reach beyond the dishes, desserts and wines that diners would expect in their respective restaurants." Girl power! (Men who need to reach beyond what they do need not apply.)

The price will still be $58 for a three course menu (plus $38 with wine pairings), but 20% of the net sales will go to the charity of the chef's choice. Check out the list of participating chefs below and please do get in the comments to discuss the idea of celebrating female talent in this way and what it says about gender in NYC kitchens.

Participating Chefs/Pastry Chefs/Sommeliers confirmed dates
April 11th – Amanda Freitag/Nancy Olson (Gramercy Tavern)/ Laura Maniec (NIKO, CorkBuzz)
April 18th – Leah Cohen/ Vera Tong (Buddakan)
April 25th – Ariane Daguin (D’Artagnan)
May 2nd – Missy Robbins (A Voce)/ Erin Burns (A Voce)/ Belinda Chang (The Modern)
May 16th – Katy Sparks
May 23rd – Rebecca Charles (Pearl Oyster Bar)
June 6th – Lee Anne Wong
June 13th – Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez (Print Restaurant)
June 20th – Diane Forley (Flourish Baking Company)
June 27th – Patti Jackson (I Trulli)
July 11th – Sue Torres (Suenos)
August 1st – Alex Raij (Txikito)
August 8th – Emma Hearst (Sorella/Stellina)/ Yarisis Jacobo (Sorella/Stellina)
September 12th – Ivy Stark (Dos Caminos)
September 19th – Jennifer Carroll (10 Arts, Philadelphia)
September 26th – Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy)
October 17th – Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter, The Darby)
October 24th – Carla Hall (Alchemy by Carla Hall)

Participating Pastry Chefs (date TBD)
Gina DePalma (Babbo)
Colleen Grapes (The Red Cat, The Harrison)
Elizabeth Katz (B.R Guest)
Shuna Fish Lydon (Peels)
Angela Pinkerton (Eleven Madison Park)
Sunchar Raymond (Union Square Cafe)
Jennifer Giblin (Blue Smoke)

Participating Sommeliers (date TBD)
Juliette Pope (Gramercy Tavern)
Claire Papparazzo (Blue Hill Farm)
Amanda Reade Sturgeon (Dovetail)
Braithe Tidwell (Union Square Cafe)

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