October 08, 2010

© Ellen Silverman
Key Players from Harvest Dinner Dream TeamEarlier, we chronicled the debut of Gramercy Tavern's  fantastic, but only-available-as-a-special-at-lunch burger (with homemade burger, bun, everything). Now here's more good—in fact great—news from Gramercy. Their recent Autumn Harvest Dinner, which featured chefs like Grant Achatz from Chicago's Alinea and Sean Brock from Charleston's McCrady's cooking alongside GT's Michael Anthony and pastry chef Nancy Olson, raised an amazing $253,000 for Share Our Strength. Among the highlights: Achatz's Pheasant with Apple Cider and Autumn Fragrance, which came with this advice from the waiter: Don't eat the hay ride (the leaves and grass in the dish's outer bowl). And chef Daniel Humm raising several thousand dollars by spontaneously offering a dinner at the chef' table of his outstanding Eleven Madison Park restaurant.

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