31 March 2011

The Modern Farmer

The local food movement is so "in" right now that even the Glass House is trying to capitalize on it. I just saw this, via Twitter:

Dine With Design. An outdoor celebration of farm-to-table cuisine inspired by the Philip Johnson Glass House.

Friday, June 10, 2011, 5:30 - 9:00 pm Dine in Design. The evening begins with a private tour of the Glass House property and art collections, followed by cocktails and an exclusive donor dinner for 10 at Philip Johnson’s table inside the Glass House. A five-course tasting menu, created by internationally renowned Chef Michel Richard of Central Michel Richard in Washington, DC, and Chef Brian Lewis, formerly of the Bedford Post Inn, will be paired with fine wines. Guests will be provided chauffeur service to and from the Glass House. Includes two tickets to Dine with Design on June 11.

* $10,000 per plate, limited to 10 participants.

Of, if $10,000 is too much, you can pay $300 for a less exclusive afternoon event the next day.

Don't take this as criticism, by the way. I wish them well. And for full disclosure, I should mention that the organization I work for has tried to make hay from the local food movement as well. - ta


Midcenturymadam said...

$10,000 is an obscene amount...but I'd pay $10 for a hotdog and Kool-aid that included a tour.

Tamara said...

Tom, it sounds like they're doing more than just making hay. . . they're trying to spin it into gold!

I'm with Midcentury Madam.

Tom Andersen + Gina Federico said...

Expensive, true, but of course it's a fundraiser to keep the Glass House site in business. If they can get 10 people to fork over 10 grand each, and net $100,000 for their operations, more power to them. Needless to say, we won't be going. -- TA