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On The Town:
Harvest in the Square

September 23, 2004

StarChefs editors were out and about at this year’s Harvest in the Square celebration. This annual culinary showcase offers New Yorkers a chance to sample dishes from 45 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants with proceeds benefiting the Capital Campaign for the Completion of Union Square Park.

The mood was casual and festive, a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the park’s usual daytime traffic. Throughout the evening, we rubbed elbows with the likes of Danny Meyer from Union Square Hospitality Group, Eric Petterson of The Coffee Shop, and Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar & Grill. We also bumped into Cyril Renaud of Fleur de Sel and Marco Moreira of Tocqueville, whose recipes we recently featured in an article about the Union Square Farmers’ Market.

Some of the best restaurants in the country, as well as the StarChefs offices, surround Union Square Park. We were proud to support our culinary community and participate in this special event to raise funds for the park.

StarChefs Best Bites

Pastry Chef Nicole Kaplan of Eleven Madison Park
Dark Chocolate Dome

Chef Cyril Renaud of Fleur de Sel
Terrine of Roasted Quail and Foie Gras with Purslane Lettuce and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Photos credited to Danny Bright Chef Seth Lowenstein & Corporate Executive Chef Michael Siry of City Crab & Seafood Co.
Baked Blue Point Oysters with Lump Crabmeat, Spinach, Artichoke, and Crispy Shallots

Chef Andrew DiCataldo of Pipa
Seafood Salpicon

Chef Gerry Hayden of Amuse
Niman Ranch Pulled Pork Sandwich on NY State White Cheddar Bun with Bread & Butter Pickles

Chef Joseph Macri of Candela
Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese, Prosciutto Chips and Honey

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Related Links:
Press Release: Harvest in the Square
The Produce Hounds Load Up on Late Summer Produce

 Published: October 2004