Power Eating in NYC: Matt Lightner

© Nigel Parry
Matt Lightner Celebrated His Eater Award by Eating. A lot.

F&W’s Best New Chefs Eater Awards Biggest Loser Matt Lightner, F&W Best New Chef 2010 Castagna

*Nine-course dinner at WD-50 (highlights: egg ravioli and liquid-center foie gras).

*Late-night lamb burgers at the Breslin.

*Four-hour lunch at Eleven Madison Park (highlights: chicken velouté with truffle toasts; venison with pickled cabbage).

*Eater’s after-party spread at Burger & Barrel. “[B&B’s chef/owner] Josh Capon comes out, and he’s like ‘eat the burger.’ You don’t say no to him, no matter how many courses you had at Eleven Madison.”
 
Wow. And what was Lightner going to do when he got back to Portland? Open up his Eater Award (actually a can of tomatoes) and make Bolognese sauce.
 

 

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