So you’re a staid East Side burgher flush with the acquired riches of a lifetime who wants to step out for a meticulous banquet cooked by six great chefs to benefit a noble cause next Monday. Well, we have the event for you. Or let’s say you are a high-living bon vivant with a love of food and theater. We have another event, the same night. The first is Share Our Strength’s Tasteful Pursuit, at Artisanal. It starts with a Balvenie whisky reception, followed by six courses prepared by chefs including Terrance Brennan, David Burke, Jacques Torres, and Aaron Sanchez. The second, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, is Cabaret Gourmet, a gala honoring editor Judith Jones and featuring its own chef lineup, highlighted by Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter and Suvir Suran and Hemant Mathur of Devi, along with performances by Broadway actors, including Anthony Mackie, Myra Lucretia Taylor, and Penny Fuller. That event benefits the Play Company’s artistic programs. So which will you attend?
Tickets for the SOS event are $1,000 a head. Call Andrea Agalloco at 202-478-6528. Tickets for Cabaret Gourmet start at $99 and go up to $5,000 for VIP tables. For reservations and information, call Hilary Leichter at the Play Company at 212-398-2977.