Each year Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of over 500 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants, holds the Grand Chefs Dinner showcasing its famed haute cuisine in one of the 60 countries it encompasses. Last year the amazing event was held at the Palace of Versailles (below), and this year the honor has fallen to the U.S. and New York City, home to local R&C favorites like Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It may be decades before the legendary event, which is slated for April 16 at New York's Gotham Hall (above), returns to the States, making it a truly once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience.
More than 40 renowned Relais & Châteaux Grands Chefs from five continents will participate in the gastronomic celebration hosted by Jaume Tàpies, Chairman of the Board of Relais & Châteaux. In addition to Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the master chefs will include Jonathan Cartwright of the wonderful White Barn Inn & Spa in Kennebunkport, Maine, Marc Meneau of France?s L?Espérance, Normand Laprise of Canada?s Restaurant Toqué, and Yoshinori Shibuya of Japan?s La Bécasse. The chefs will work together in teams of three to showcase their most exceptional, show-stopping dishes, which will be served at the decadent dinner.
A limited allotment of tickets are available for purchase at $1,500 apiece from RelaisChateaux.com with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels. Be quick, however, because they won?t last long.