The Great Lopate Hot Plate Cook-Off

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

7:00 PM

We're sold out, but you can see the whole event for free via live video webcast on thegreenespace.org.

Renowned chefs Jacques Pépin and Michel Nischan will go head to head in a cook-off – with only hot plates and cookware at their disposal – to prove that one can indeed prepare a satisfying—gourmet, even—dish using the most limited, elementary kitchen equipment. Culinary personality and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich will serve as judge, and select audience members will be invited to taste the chefs’ creations.

Aldo Sohm, chief sommelier at the Michelin three-starred restaurant Le Bernardin, will present a blind taste test to see how easy—or difficult!—it is to identify red versus white wines when eyes are closed. In a unique twist, Sohm will blindfold himself and other volunteers from the audience to see who can best distinguish an inexpensive, quality red from an expensive, popular red wine.
 
The Eroica Trio joins this event as a part of the partnership between WNYC, a proud sponsor of the annual River To River Festival, featuring a great summer of entertainment in New York! June 22 through August 19, River To River presents music, film, dance, family and art events in venues along Downtown Manhattan¹s spectacular waterfront, offering audiences free world-class entertainment. For the full summer line-up check out rivertorivernyc.com or become a friend on Facebook to win River To River gear.

Guests:

Lidia Bastianich, Michel Nischan, Jacques Pépin, Sara Sant’Ambrogio and Aldo Sohm

Hosted by:

Leonard Lopate