Very soon, four excellent chefs from across the country will come to Manhattan to cook for a stint at Chefs Club, Food & Wine's visiting chef restaurant in the Puck Building. An opening date still hasn't been announced, but in the name of self-promotion, the magazine recently held a preview dinner for building owners Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, as well as a couple relatives of Ralph Lauren, and wrote it up online.
A few new details emerge from that early glimpse. For one thing, the dining room includes a "Nam June Paik-style video tower with footage of the chefs." Also, the chefs previewed some of the dishes they'll serve, including braised lamb with saffron rice and pickled peaches from Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins, and avgolemono with crisp chicken skin from Erik Anderson, formerly of Nashville's the Catbird Seat.
Those two chefs, along with Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson of Colorado's Frasca Food and Gabriel Rucker of Portland's Le Pigeon will each spend a period of time cooking at Chefs Club in the next year, and given this new media push, they'll probably start doing so soon.