Thursday, October 15, 2009
Waverly Inn Chef In; Pops for Champagne Chef Out
John DeLucie, executive chef/partner at NYC's Waverly Inn, appears at a booksigning event at Rockit Bar & Grill Oct. 22. (Photo: John DeLucie)
You probably heard about that $55 white truffle mac 'n' cheese made infamous at New York's Waverly Inn, and here's your chance to sample it for free!
Chef/partner John DeLucie will be in town Oct. 22 signing copies of his bestseller, The Hunger, at Rockit Bar & Grill.
The book is a behind-the-scenes look into his experiences cooking at Greenwich Village’s notorious paparazzi-stalked dining destination. In addition to cocktails comped by small batch bourbon whiskey Basil Hayden, guests will get to nosh on some of DeLucie’s most famous bites, including mini pot pies, cheese tarts with onion marmalade, and of course the signature mac 'n' cheese.
The party's 7-9pm and all you have to do to get in is email VIP@rockitranch.com.
In local chef news, Pops for Champagne exec chef Andrew Brochu (whose background includes cooking at Alinea) is out as of Wednesday, according to an Ultimate Insider. The new fall menu he just introduced will remain the same, now engineered by his sous chef.
And finally, The Drunken Goat's chef/owner Stephanie Izard takes a trip down to Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign, Ill., to taste some amazing goat cheese!