The twelfth annual Taste & Tribute Dinner, organized by chef Laurent Manrique, brings together 22 of the city’s best chefs to cook meals for tables of donors at the Four Seasons, with proceeds benefiting the Tibetan Aid Project. The event is unique in that chefs will be cooking tableside, with diners able to interact with them throughout. Manrique himself is a devout Buddhist, and he sees the spirit of the event, with the breaking down of barriers between chef and diner, as fitting with Buddhist philosophy. The list of chefs for this is always impressive, with this year’s roster including Fifth Floor’s David Bazirgan, SPQR’s Matt Accarrino, Gather’s Sean Baker, and Piperade’s Gerald Hirigoyen. (See their planned menus here.) Tickets start at $350 per person, and can be purchased here.
The meal also gets blessed, by a monk. Photo: Courtesy of Tibetan Aid Project