A First Look at the Bon Appétit Supper Club & Café, Opening Thursday

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Here’s your exclusive sneak peek at renderings of the Bon Appétit Supper Club & Café, which will pop up at 221 W. 57th Street, near Broadway, from October 23 to 31. New this year: tree-branch lights and faux fireplaces! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Danny Meyer’s own Hudson Yards Catering will serve up $3 to $12 soups, salads, and sandwiches made from recipes by Tyler Florence, Cat Cora, Michael Psilakis, and Charlie Palmer, plus desserts by Johnny Iuzzini, Claudia Fleming, François Payard, and Pichet Ong. Some of those chefs will also be dropping in for demos and book signings (there’ll be daily specials when they do), and actually cooking when the venue hosts private parties at night. Batali has a chorizo empanada on the menu, but alas, he won’t be putting in a daytime appearance — your only hope of meeting the man will be to get yourself invited to the dinner that Spanish chef Sergi Arola is preparing for him. A rendering of the lounge and (for the heck of it) the rundown of private parties after the jump.

Chef Mario Batali hosts a cocktail party and dinner with friends to celebrate the release of SPAIN … A CULINARY ROAD TRIP, the companion book to his and Gwyneth Paltrow’s public television series SPAIN … ON THE ROAD AGAIN. Menu prepared by the renowned Spanish chef Sergi Arola.

The Joyful Heart Foundation Toast Emmy-winning Actor Mariska Hargitay who co-hosts the evening with Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence.

Josh Holdeman, Senior Vice President, Post War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s, Amy Smilovic, Owner/Creative Director, TIBI and Christian Leone host a rare preview of Christie’s Fall Sale of Post War & Contemporary art during a dinner prepared by Chef John Besh & Pastry Chef Francois Payard.

Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Barbara Fairchild hosts a cocktail party to celebrate the launch of her second cookbook, The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook.

Valesca Guerrand Hermes, Douglas Hannant, Amy Sacco, Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti & Frederick Anderson host a benefit for Hale House Center featuring Chef Charlie Trotter.

Bon Appétit Supper Club & Café [Official site]

A First Look at the Bon Appétit Supper Club & Café, Opening Thursday