Saturday, March 8, 2014

Rooting for it

After another week of filming in Italy Jake and crew are taken a weekend break from filming. And from many mentions it looks like he's bucking those Italian espressos and cappuccinos by grabbing his in the Covent Garden section of London. (Now tea, that would be understandable)

But Jake will be going a bit further for dinner next month.

Jake will travel back to New York for a multi-course meal prepared by a number of New York City’s best chef for Edible Schoolyard NYC’s second annual spring benefit on Monday, April 7.  Jake is the honorary Co-Chair of  "Putting Down Roots” and on that theme The Root's Questlove, who won't be on the preschool ornaments like on The Tonight Show, will be on the turntables.

The evening’s proceeds will benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC and has Culinary Chair and Momofuku founder David Chang assembling a cast of the city’s hottest chefs to each design and prepare an intimate, open-kitchen, four-course dinner for an individual table.

Take a look at the incredible lineup of participating chefs below:

Einat Admony, Balaboosta
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
Joaquin Baca, The Brooklyn Star
Jonathan Benno, Lincoln Ristorante
Fredrik Berselius, Aska
April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig
Danny Bowien, Mission Chinese Food
Marco Canora, Hearth
Frank Castronovo & Frank Falcinelli, Prime Meats
David Chang, Momofuku
Tom Colicchio, Craft
Joel Harrington, Red Rooster Harlem
Brooks Headley & Mark Ladner, Del Posto
Joel Hough, il Buco
Gavin Kaysen, Café Boulud
Anita Lo, Annisa
Ignacio Mattos, Estela
Joe Ogrodnek & Walker Stern, Battersby
Kevin and Alex Pemoulie, Thirty Acres
Alexandra Raij, Txikito
Ruth Rogers, The River Café
, London
Justin Smillie, il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
Alex Stupak, Empellón
Rich Torrisi, Torrisi Italian Specialties
Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar

It looks like he might be having some culinary company from both London and Italy that night too.
Jake at the Fall Benefit for NYC Schools in 2011

Jake helping kicking off the NY program in October 2010


prairiegirl said...

I love that banner for the Edible benefit. Really colorful and it reminds me that Spring is coming, Spring is coming and so will farmers markets and I'm sure my brother and SIL are already studying the seed catalogs.

Good morning, everyone! Just another tricky day and a full day of work. Racking up the ol' OT!

Architecture said...

Yes, I love that colorful banner too.

SpecialK and OMG'ers -

For the holidays you had a lemon squares recipe, I tried to find it and couldn't the other day, could you direct me to where it is posted?

Thanks very much!

london tb said...

He never lets me know when he's in town ;)

Special K said...

Hi Architecture

I need to pull of all those recipes together from Dec and update the recipe page. ROMA has been asking for them too. Sorry to everyone for the delay on doing it.

In the meantime here is the recipe for the Lemon Bars.

The Best Lemon Bars

Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 lemons, juiced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden.

In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.

Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool.

Cut when cooled into squares and serve.

Architecture said...

Thank you Special, no need to rush to put the recipes together, whenever you have time. This one sounded like such a good one. Thanks again! :)

ROMA said...

Thanks Special for the recipes! We know you are busy, do only when convenient.

Maybe you posted this up already:

destiny said...

I love the poster for the benefit too.

Special K said...

Just a reminder the Canadian Screen Awards are tonight and Jake's up for Best Actor for Enemy.

You can watch the show on live stream here:

Canadian Screen Awards

Special K said...

Jake didn't win for best actor. Gabriel Arcand took the prize.

Austin and his Chloe are so sweet!!!! said...

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