Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chefs offer Sundance goers an alternate

Tijuana chef Javier Plascencia cooks at Chefdance Saturday. "There's lots of great restaurants in Park City. The issue is, they are all packed, and each film really wants to host an evening meal for his or her cast and professionals," stated Kenny Griswold, who together with Mimi Kim released Chefdance nine years back to provide festgoers a relaxed opportunity to eat and schmooze. 5-evening number of dinners begins tonight at 427 Primary St. (the previous Harry O's space) having a roster of intriguing chefs cooking for 2 festival film teams each evening. Films include Spike Lee's "Red-colored Hook Summer time" and comedy "Save the Date." Each dinner hosts 250 visitors, a mixture of filmmakers, talent and executives in the asked films and finance professionals from private equity finance and banking groups within an atmosphere where "you are able to really finish a conversation," Griswold stated. Tonight's dinner is as simple as chefs from San Diego's Ocean Rocket Bistro, with your imaginative touches as kimchi cotton chocolate and pork cheekbones with apple pop rocks and mustard fresh paint. Saturday's dinner provides a rare opportunity to taste Tijuana chef Javier Plascencia's food outdoors of Mexico. The Baja Mediterranean cuisine pioneer assists dishes including sous vide beef tongue with black mole and yellowfin tuna parfait. "Top Chef" champion Hung Huynh prepares a sea food-focused menu Sunday, while Monday's dinner from "Iron Chef" judge Donatella Arpaia features gnocchi with whitened truffles. Griswold stated the truth that nothing changes hands -- Nicholas Meals provides most of the elements -- helps cultivate a slow paced life the finance pros appreciate. Chefdance's dinner-party format, that also addresses the problem in acquiring Park City bookings, has created other chef-driven occasions throughout the fest. The Supper Club gets control nowhere Iguana with restaurateur-TV host Todd British dealing with chefs including Zakary Pelaccio of NY's Fatty Crab. "Top Chef" alum Marcel Vigneron toplines Supper Suite at Montage Deer Valley, while Goodnight Gansevoort in the One Group House delivers dinners for photos including "Lay the favouriteInch from NY restaurants STK and Asellina. Contact Pat Saperstein at

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