NY Magazine threw their 10th Annual tasting frenzy last night at Skylight, with chefs from dozens of the city's best restaurants corralled to raise money for City Harvest. Some of the bolder-faced names included April Bloomfield from The Spotted Pig and, supposedly, Tom Colicchio, but he was nowhere to be seen at the Craft table when we were there. As for the food, the big standouts of the night were definitely L'Ecole's Smoked Arctic Char with Pickled Tomato and Goat Cheese, Adour's Hazlenut Croustillant, and the Witch's Kiss tequila cocktail from PDT.
Much was made of Virgin Atlantic flying in two big name London chefs, Anthony Demetre and Tom Aikens, in their new "Premium Economy" cabin, and the airline installed a replica at the venue that was highly coveted simply by virtue of being the only place to actually sit down. But Demetre, whose Smoked Eel with Warm Beetroot, Horseradish Cream and Sweet Onion Tart was outstanding, told us that Premium Economy is still economy and he wants an upgrade: "We plan to rectify that on the way back."