Francis Mallmann to Grill in the Street Outside Gramercy Tavern

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Toasty Photo: Courtesy Francis Mallman / Facebook

Francis Mallmann, who taught ex-Isa chef Ignacio Mattos a thing or two about spit-roasting pigs, is a bit like a South American Fergus Henderson, a chef who favors odd cuts of meat with two or three simple ingredients. The grill master and author of the truly excellent book Seven Fires is something of a chef's chef, and on October 1, he'll appear at Gramercy Tavern with Michael Anthony, John Besh, and Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta's and Blanca. TheAutumn Harvest Dinner is an annual benefit for Share Our Strength, so tickets are priced accordingly (read: $$$). Even if you can't attend, it may be worth swinging by Gramercy Tavern to catch Mallmann, who'll also be at Chez Panisse next month, in action: According to Facebook, he'll have one of his custom pieces and will grill in the street. [Share Our Strength, Francis Mallmann/Facebook]