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CITYMEALS ON WHEELS RAISES $1,000,000
AT THE 23RD ANNUAL Sunday Supper HOSTED BY CHEF DANIEL BOULUD
Guest Chefs Emma Bengtsson, Anna Bolz, Alexandre Gauthier, Noel Jelfs, Julien Royer, and Nicholas Tang Joined Chef Boulud at Restaurant DANIEL
to Support Older New Yorkers in Need
(Monday, March 9, 2020 – New York, NY) Last night, guests joined Citymeals on Wheels Board Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud and celebrated chefs from around the world for the 23rd Annual Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL. The annual event raised $1,000,000 to prepare and deliver more than 127,000 meals to New York City’s homebound elderly. 100% of the proceeds raised from the event go directly to the preparation and delivery of meals.
“This is one of my favorite nights of the year. And our entire team at Restaurant DANIEL is proud to support Citymeals on Wheels and its essential work,” said Chef Daniel Boulud. “I was thrilled to welcome six award-winning guest chefs in the kitchen tonight, who shared what Citymeals provides homebound elderly New Yorkers each day – nourishment, comfort and joy,” he added.
For more than twenty years, Chef Boulud has hosted this intimate dinner, inviting notable culinary talents to join him in the kitchen to prepare and serve a sumptuous and inventive multi-course menu. Over the years, Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL has raised nearly $12 million to fund home-delivered meals for vulnerable New Yorkers too old and frail to shop or cook for themselves.
Guest chefs who came together in support of Citymeals included: Emma Bengtsson (Aquavit, New York), Anna Bolz (Per Se, New York), Alexandre Gauthier (La Grenouillère, La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France), Noel Jelfs (Chinese Tuxedo, New York), Julien Royer (Odette, Singapore), and Nicholas Tang (DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Washington, D.C.).
Beth Shapiro, Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels, added, “The annual Sunday Supper is a tradition we are grateful to continue with Chef Boulud and the incredible guest chefs who come together, each year, to support our mission nourishing the city’s most vulnerable population. Through their generosity, and the support of our sponsors and guests, Citymeals can ensure our frail aged neighbors always have a nourishing meal.”
Canapés included: Foie Gras Tartlet with Sea Buckthorn Gelée from Chef Emma Bengtsson; Faisselle de vache, oeufs d’esturgeon from Chef Alexandre Gauthier; Botan Ebi Taco with Avocado, Yogurt and Lime from Chef Julien Royer; Kueh Pie Tee with Lobster, Braised Jicama, Yuba, Sweet Chili Sauce, Mushroom, Scallion from Chef Nicholas Tang; Cheong Fun with Shepherd’s Purse and Aromatic Peanut Sauce and a Roast Duck Pancake with Hoisin, Salted Cucumber, Scallion, both from Chef Noel Jelfs. Dishes included: King Crab with Nashi Pear, Celery, Coriander from Chef Julien Royer; Raviole Rouge with Beetroot and Haddock from Chef Alexandre Gauthier; and Pot-au-Feu with Scharbauer Ranch Beef Short Ribs, Black Truffle, Vegetable Confetti and Horseradish Cream from Chefs Daniel Boulud, Jean-François Bruel and Eddy Leroux. Desserts included Noisette Piedmonte Hazelnut Infused Opalys Chocolate Salted Caramel and Praliné from Pastry Chefs Ghaya F. Oliveira and Shaun Velez (Restaurant DANIEL) and a Winter Citrus “Trifle” with Sake Crème Diplomate, Yuzu Mousse and “Creamsicle” Ice Cream from Pastry Chef Anna Bolz.
The Head Sommelier at Restaurant DANIEL Raj Vaidya selected the fine wines that accompanied each course.
The Sunday Supper event co-chairs were Ellen and Robert S. Grimes and Lisa Rosenblum. The evening honored Citymeals Board Vice Chair Joseph M. Cohen for his outstanding generosity and contributions to the organization over the last 20 years. A special birthday toast was given to longtime Citymeals supporter Donald Tober.
The evening included live and silent auctions featuring one-of-a-kind travel and dining experiences, specialty gourmet selections, and rare and large format wines. Live auction lots included trips to Victoria Falls, a culinary tour of Singapore, and more.
Citymeals on Wheels prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals for more than 18,000 frail aged New Yorkers each year. Since its founding in 1981, Citymeals on Wheels has delivered over 60 million meals across the five boroughs.
Sponsors of Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL included City National Bank, Patrón Tequila, Heermance Farm and Citymeals’ Official Airline American Airlines and Official Water FIJI Water.
Citymeals on Wheels (citymeals.org) provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to New York City’s homebound elderly. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals for more than 18,000 of our frail aged neighbors each year. Last year, over 26,000 individuals volunteered more than 90,000 hours of time to Citymeals’ mission.
Since its founding in 1981, Citymeals has relied on the generosity of its Board of Directors, the City of New York, sponsors and other designated gifts to cover administrative costs. This ensures that 100% of all public donations will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.