Recession Ends for Food Events


The recession must be over, because big-ticket food events are back! Daniel Boulud hosts the “Burgundy, Bordeaux, Blue Jeans & Blues” event at Daniel on April 18 for $1,000 a plate. The fine Oxford American is hosting a dinner at Blue Smoke on April 6 to celebrate its 2010 Southern Food Issue. Guest editor John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be there with some OA writers and “special guests.” Homesick southerners interested in participating should prepare to pay a tax-deductible $500 for their meal. (Call 501-320-5730 or e-mail for reservations.) For those on more modest budgets, Edge and contributors to the food issue will appear on a panel at the Beard House on April 7 at noon. (Suggested donation $20; for reservations call 212-627-2308.)