Exclusive Film and Food Tasting Event Will Celebrate the Life and Career of the Legendary Chef
Thursday, May 4th at Great Neck’s LOLA Restaurant and Bow Tie Squire Cinemas
April, 2017 (Great Neck, NY) – On Thursday, May 4th the non-profit Gold Coast Arts Center and Gold Coast International Film Festival are honored to host legendary Chef Jacques Pépin at an exclusive fundraising event celebrating his life and career.
The event will include an extraordinary tasting of over a dozen of Chef Pépin’s most noted recipes prepared by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Ginor (LOLA). Wine is included as part of this unique culinary cocktail experience.
After the tasting, guests will go next door to the Great Neck Squire theater for a preview screening of the upcoming PBS film, American Masters: Jacques Pépin – The Art Of Craft, which will be followed by a fascinating live Q&A with Chef Pépin moderated by Chef Ginor. The evening will conclude with dessert prepared by Chef Ginor and his talented team. A select number of auction items will be available that night including one of Chef Pépin’s own chef coats signed by the Chef.
(TOP): Still From “American Masters: Jacques Pépin – The Art Of Craft”
(BOTTOM): Chef Michael Ginor of LOLA
Timetable or the Event:
Date: Thursday May 4, 2017
Tasting: 6:30 – 8:00pm (LOLA Restaurant, 113a Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)
Film Screening & Q&A: 8:15pm – 9:45pm (Great Neck Squire Theater, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)
*dessert to follow
About Jacques Pépin:
Renowned Chef Jacques Pépin has released 28 cookbooks and 13 companion PBS-TV series and has received 16 James Beard Foundation Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He is a former columnist for The New York Times with countless articles also appearing in Food & Wine Magazine and is the recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from five American universities. Other notable awards include France’s highest civilian honor, La Légion d’Honneur(2004), the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (1997) and the Mérite Agricole (1992), the American Public Television’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), and the inaugural Julia Child Award, which was presented to him at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in October, 2015. A longtime close friend of Julia Child, he starred with her in the PBS series Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, which won both an Emmy Award and a James Beard Foundation Award. Among his many other accomplishments, Pépin served as personal chef to three French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle and from 1960 to 1970, he was director of research and new development for Howard Johnson’s and developed recipes for the restaurant chain.
About Michael Ginor:
Michael Aeyal Ginor is Co-founder and Chef of Hudson Valley Foie Gras. HVFG has received the 1996 Award for Excellence from the James Beard Foundation. Chef Ginor has been honored by the James Beard Foundation, has received the American Master Taster Award from the American Tasting Institute and was nominated by Food & Wine Magazine as the People’s Choice as Top Ten Chefs in New York. He has also received Food Arts Magazine’s Silver Spoon Award. Michael and Chef Ken Oringer’s Boston restaurant La Verdad has been awarded “The Best Casual Mexican Restaurant in the U.S.” by Bon Appétit Magazine and “One of the best 100 Restaurants in the U.S.” by Food & Wine Magazine. In 2009, Michael opened Lola in Great Neck, hailed as one of Long Island’s best restaurants, receiving the top rating from the New York Times, and Newsday, and described as a “brilliant, volatile…shooting star.”
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More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:
The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, art exhibitions, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region. In addition, the arts center offers year round film screenings and hosts the Gold Coast International Film Festival. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.
About the Gold Coast International Film Festival:
Located on the “Gold Coast” in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, special events and parties.
During the annual seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast. In addition to the Fall festival, GCIFF also presents dozens of preview screenings and filmmaker Q&As throughout the year at their year-round Furman and Douglas Elliman Film Series.
The Gold Coast is just a short ride from New York City, and is easily accessible by car, train and the area’s three major airports: John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and MacArthur.