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Eight renowned chefs, including Wylie Dufresne and Dominique Ansel, create an eight-course feast inspired by future MOFAD exhibits

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MOFAD - East Village: $600 for One Friend Ticket to the MOFAD Spring Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, May 7 ($600 Value)

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During the Museum of Food and Drink's spring benefit dinner, eight renowned chefs—among them Dominique Ansel, Wylie Dufresne, and Dirt Candy's Amanda Cohen—create an eight-course dinner inspired by future MOFAD exhibit themes. These themes include Food on the Battlefield, TV Dinners, Korea Before the Chili, and Pennsylvania Dutch Food.

The dinner takes place Wednesday, May 7, at The Foundry. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. The money from this event goes to support MOFAD. Groupon is the lead event sponsor.

Participating Chefs:

  • Dominque Ansel, Dominque Ansel Bakery
  • Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
  • Franklin Becker, The Little Beet
  • Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy
  • Wylie Dufresne, wd-50/Alder
  • Sean Gray, Momofuku Ko
  • Brooks Headley, Del Posto
  • Nils Norén, Marcus Samuelsson Group


Learning about food without tasting anything makes as much sense as visiting an art gallery while wearing a blindfold. At the Museum of Food and Drink, founder and president Dave Arnold aspires to become the global leader for food education and hopes to create an environment where guests of all ages can change the way they think about food as they touch, smell, and taste an array of ingredients.

Arnold—the creator of the Department of Culinary Technology at the former French Culinary Institute—plans to host a rotating series of exhibits that explore diverse topics such as the history of staple foods, the science behind production methods, and food's impact on global commerce. Various cultures will likewise be examined through the prism of their cuisine and explore their history, science, production, and commerce of food through sensory engagement. MOFAD's live demonstrations and hands-on activities allow visitors to gain an even greater appreciation for the world's universal passion for food and cooking.

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