March 9, 2015

Last night 150 philanthropic New Yorkers enjoyed a late-winter menu highlighting black truffles at Restaurant DANIEL as Chef Daniel Boulud, Citymeals Board Co-President, hosted his 18th annual Sunday Supper. The event, themed "Black Truffles and Blue Jeans," raised $720,000 Citymeals – enough to fund the preparation and delivery of nearly 112,150 nutritious meals for homebound elderly New Yorkers. 

Chef Boulud was joined in the kitchen by Chef Jacques Chibois from La Bastide Saint Antoine, while Chef Markus Glocker of Bâtard Restaurant and Chef Gabriel Kreuther prepared canapés that evening.

Chef Boulud explained, "It is a thrill to come together with friends each year for a special Sunday Supper benefitting Citymeals. I feel fortunate to be able to open up my restaurant and raise money for the purpose of nourishing our frail aged neighbors who cannot shop and cook for themselves. What a pleasure to have Chefs Jacques Chibois, Markus Glocker and Gabriel Kreuther cooking alongside me, sharing what we love to do with all of the generous supporters of this wonderful organization. Thank you to our donors – from wine partners, food suppliers and auction donors to colleagues and friends – for providing a vital lifeline of nutritious meals to many older New Yorkers who have helped shape this incredible city I call home."

Citymeals Board Vice President Robert S. Grimes served as the Benefit Chair while Philippe Laffont, Ernie Thrasher and Leslie Ziff served as the Benefit Vice Chairs. Among the dinner guests were Citymeals Board of Directors Co-President Anne Cohen, as well as Citymeals Board Members Albert Behler, Joe Cohen, Suri Kasirer, Michael Lynne, Drew Nieporent, and Lillian Vernon. Other attendees included Katherine Boulud, Joel Buchman, Frank Gribbon, Dana Hammond, Rita Jammet, Herb Karlitz, Ninah Lynne, Barbara and Donald Tober, and Lally Weymouth.

Citymeals Executive Director Beth Shapiro noted, "Chef Boulud has proven, once again, that his talent is matched only by his compassion. As a result of his generosity and that of everyone here, Citymeals will continue to provide sustenance and companionship for our most vulnerable neighbors who so desperately need it. Thank you to the chefs, benefit chair and vice chairs, auctioneer, DANIEL staff and all of our guests here tonight for supporting our mission."

See press coverage of the event in The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Meal.