Oh Yes, It’s Ladies Night: Barbuzzo Hosts All-Women Chef’s Dinner

Charlotte Druckman's new book.
Charlotte Druckman’s new book. Photo: Chronicle Books

You could argue that the novelty of chef’s collaborations started wearing a little thin after David Katz and company wrapped up dearly departed Meme’s last pig dinner back in July. Still, for sheer originality, Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran deserve props for their upcoming “Made With Moxie,” an all-women chef’s dinner, which takes place at their restaurant Barbuzzo on Sunday, October 21. It celebrates the release of author Charlotte Druckman’s new book Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen, and the two have assembled an incredibly impressive lineup of some of the city’s finest culinary talent to do so. Seven chefs in all, plus two top bartenders, will work together to turn out six courses with wine and cocktail pairings for $95 per person. Check out who’s participating, and what they are contributing to the feast straight ahead.

Made with Moxie

Natalie Maronski, Chifa
spanish rock octopus escabeche, ginger, fennel, crispy potato

Katie Loeb, Han Dynasty
“Leonora’s Sling”
espolon blanco tequila, dolin rouge vermouth, lemon, yellow chartreuse, fennel essence, grapefruit bitters


Anne Coll, Meritage
coriander crusted ahi tuna, pickled honey crisp apple, lemongrass espuma, curried apple puree, tempura broccoli

Phoebe Esmon, Spirit Animal
pisco d’oro torontel, green pepper shrub, honey,
orange bitters, sparkling wine


Susan VanVreede, Distrito
crispy veal sweetbreads, asian pear chutney, whole grain mustard aioli, serrano chip

Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend, Beau Rivage Blanc, 2010, France
bright flowers, yellow fruits with clean acidity


Jen Carroll, Concrete Blonde NYC
striped bass, parsnips, tuscan kale, potatoes, gingered-carrot beurre monte

Viura, Conde de Hervias, Rioja, 2010, Spain
ripe and round body, clean finish with slight citrus


Lindsay McClain, Jamonera & Marcie Turney, Barbuzzo
olorosso braised shortrib, bone marrow-horseradish butter, celeriac puree, roasted grapes

Garnacha, Alange, Ribera del Guadiana, 2010, Spain
black fruits and currants, spicy body with minerals


Monica Glass, Clio Boston
chocolate cremeux, textures of maple, white birch bark ice cream

Bodegas Montana-Perucchi Vermouth, Rojo Gran Reserve
strong and vibrant, bitters, baking spices and cola

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to Women Against Abuse. Seatings are available from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and 7 to 9:30 p.m. All guests will receive a copy of the book. Reservations are required. Call (215) 546-9300 to book a seat.

Oh Yes, It’s Ladies Night: Barbuzzo Hosts All-Women Chef’s Dinner