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July Event Spotlight: From Farm to Fashion


By Great Performances

the Sylvia Center

12th Annual Farm Dinner: Where Cooking Grows

Saturday, July 13, 2019


In the fields of Katchkie Farm, The Sylvia Center hosted its 12th annual Farm Dinner: Where Cooking Grows that shares the fresh and local ingredients of the summer’s bounty. New and old friends enjoyed delectable hor d’oeuvres, refreshing cocktails and a stunning dinner curated by Great Performances. During cocktail hour, The Sylvia Center’s teens from Philmont Cooperative presented their bruschetta recipes in the Learning Garden. The bruschetta recipes, made by the teens, highlighted their culinary and nutrition skills from the 12-week program that explored various ingredients and cooking methods.

Zoë Jansen, a teen student from the Sylvia Center, took the stage and spoke about her experience with the program. The classes not only offered nutrition and healthy eating lessons, but they also explored activities and topics beyond cooking. She was able to learn about important topics such as food access and food security, teach a sample class with her peers and create recipes for the event. She spoke about her change in attitude for food preparation and how inspirational it is to try new dishes, techniques and ingredients.

Farm Dinner is a wonderful summer event that supports nutrition education and youth development for children, teenagers and families in Columbia County so that they can be inspired and inspire others to eat healthily and lead positive lives.

Brooklyn Museum

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

July 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

In July, The Norm at Brooklyn Museum unveiled its newest experience, Maxim’s at The Norm, as part of the Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion exhibit. The menu, designed by executive chef and Michelin-star recipient Saul Bolton and chef de cuisine Andy Mejias, features seasonal dishes inspired by the food at Maxim’s de Paris, Pierre Cardin’s restaurant in Paris. Guests can also enjoy a 3-course prix fixe meal featuring modern interpretations of French classics from the Maxim’s de Paris cookbook.

Custom hand-crafted cocktails designed by Loriana Sanabria take their inspiration from the art of Pierre Cardin and pay homage to different stages of Pierre Cardin’s life, from his time as a tailor at House of Dior with Tailor’s White Sangria, to his work designing for NASA with the non-alcoholic Fashionable Astronaut.

The restaurant, which has been redecorated in the style of Maxim’s de Paris with deep burgundy and gold, opened to positive reviews by the press.

Photo Credits: ©Georgi Richardson, ©Chip Klose