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First Annual Taste of Greenmarket

Who would have ever guessedthat Americas chefs would be leading
a movement to save small farmers and reform Americas food system?

Michael Pollan, The Omnivores Dilemma

Wednesday October 29th 2008,New York's best chefs gathered to celebrate the harvest season at Greenmarket.

Chefs presenting tastings of signature dishes from their favorite Greenmarket ingredients included

Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern,
Dan Barber of Blue Hill,
Marco Canora of Hearth, Insieme, and Terroir,
Mary Cleaver of The Green Table,
Peter Hoffman of Savoy,
Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter,
Kurt Gutenbrunner of Wallse, Cafe Sabarsky and Blaue Gans
Patti Jackson of Centovini and I Trulli,
Phillip Kirschen-Clark of Pegu Club,
Neil Kleinberg & William Kooper of
Clinton Street Baking Co. & Community Food and Juice
Gabriel Kreuther of The Modern,
Marc Meyer of Cookshop, Five Points and Hundred Acres,
Marco A. Moreira of Tocqueville,
Dave Pasternack of Esca,
Aaron Sanchez of Centrico and Paladar,
Bill Telepan of Telepan,
David Waltuck of Chanterelle,
Damon Wise of Craft,
Adam Weisell of Il Buco, and
Galen Zamarra of Mas(farmhouse).

Greenmarket inspired cocktails by
Alan Katz of Southern Wine and Spirits of New York,
Peter Hoffman of of Savoy & Back Forty, and
Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club

Master of Ceremonies Kelly Choi
Food journalist and TV personality, Emmy-nominated creator, producer & host of New York's premiere restaurant show "Eat Out NY."

Honored Guests:

Christine Quinn,
NYC Council Speaker,
for her pioneering work in fighting hunger, improving nutrition and bettering New York Citys food systems, and enabling low-income New Yorkers access to farm fresh produce at farmers markets throughout the city.

Adrian Benepe,
Commissioner of NYC Department of Parks and Recreation,
for 28 years of protecting and enhancing New York City's natural and historic beauty, and for being an ardent supporter and friend of our markets.

Christopher "Kim" J. Elliman,
GrowNYC board member and CEO of the Open Space Institute,
for 30 years of service to GrowNYC and his life-long dedication to protecting public spaces and natural habitats and sustaining community character.

Presenting Sponsor


Sponsored by

Vicki Contino and

Special thanks to our event partners
Thanks to our silent auction donors
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Ardtara Country House Hotel
ABC Carpet and Home
Mario Batali
Blue Hill
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Bill Carter
Chefs Collaborative
Clay Health Spa
Community Food and Juice
Dallis Coffee
Melissa Danielle
Dumont Estate Jewelry
Melanie Dunea/Creative Photographers
Roberto Dutesco
DPS Sporting Club
The Fairmont
Geoart by Cynthia Gale
Gramercy Tavern
J.A. Henckels
Institute of Culinary Education
Ito En
James Beard Foundation
The Modern
Mount Snow Resort
Murray's Cheese
Museum of the City of New York
Oasis Day Spa
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Paragon Sports
Penguin Press
Michael Pollan
Roots Remedies
Salsberg Group
Saxelby Cheesemongers
Mina Stone
Peter Tunney
Zobha Yoga Wear