See the Swankiest, Most-Star-Studded Chef’s Party Ever, Last Night at Grace


One of the things about chefs is that while they always know what’s going on with their fellows, it can be hard for them to take a night off and actually check out the hot new places as guests. So you can imagine that there was a little excitement at the prospect of Curtis Duffy’s newly-opened and extremely hot Grace hosting the Chefs Social in advance of the Jean Banchet Awards, given annually as a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Upwards of 100 guests including a serious cross-section of the city’s top chefs came out to cast secret ballots for the awards, which will be given on February 8; once that duty was out of the way, they were all about catching up and checking out Curtis’ new pad and eats. Our man Huge Galdones was there; check out all the culinary stars who came out in his slideshow below.