UPDATED: Big Apple for Barbuto’s Big Lemonade Stand Tonight!

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Update: Last night can’t really be summed up in a post or a picture but the tale of Michael’s big a** striped bass is shared here for your jealous enjoyment in pictures, a standout from our genuine pair last night that had its own share of paparazzi.  Thank you SO much for chef Roel who KILLED it in JW’s oven, and I do NOT mean hammered.  Beautiful fish.  Our table was a lucky one, thanks to Michael’s and Hedy’s amazing menu and for icing on the cake our Miami live auction item hollered by Mr. Tom Colicchio went for a cool $10,000! Right now we are off to lunch at Il Buco Alimentari in the lower east side, so the full evening in pictures will come later. Next stop for Alex’s? Sweet Miami Lemonade!


Well hello again, NYC! After this view of the city through BK, which we will be eating and drinking our way through later in the week (including a visit to the Brooklyn Brewery!), Michael, Hedy, and I are in a cab on the way to the Meat Packing District from JFK which means I have just enough time to post our menu for tonight’s Lemon:NYC event. Hosted by the man, chef Jonathan Waxman, with the super coordination skills of manager Jen Davidson, it all goes down at Industria Super Studio above Barbuto tonight beginning at 6:00 p.m. when a ridiculous list of chefs each take on a table of 10 to put out a four course, family-style meal to fundraise for the fight against childhood cancer. Our table will also get to enjoy ice cold bottles of Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, with the menu below. The perks of being on #teamgenuine I guess! Follow our photos and Tweets today during prep and tonight as the communal meal unfolds @chefmschwartz, @hedygoldsmith, and @mgfd_mia

MGFD House Cured Bresaola
capers, arugula, piave vecchio, citrus vinaigrette

Cold Smoked and Grilled Quail
creamy polenta, pickled chilies, herb salad

Wood Roasted Whole Striped Bass
Anson Mills steel cut oats, assorted pickled & fermented vegetables, aioli, hot sauce

Hedy’s Cookies, Candies + Confections…….
Apple cider and pomegranate jellies
Biscotti: Anise almond, Pistachio cranberry, Candied ginger choc chunk
Salted peanut brittle
Mini Lemonade pie in a jar

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