Chef Gerry Hayden of North Fork Table and Inn has been in our magazine for the delicious work he does at his restaurant with his wife, pastry chef Claudia Fleming, and Mike and Mary Mraz, who run the front of the house. He has also been in our hearts since he learned he has ALS. He still goes to work every day, is teaching cooking classes and appears at fund-raisers, tirelessly telling the story of the disease and how it has affected his life. Here’s another way to help him at a multi-chef tasting organized by Slow Food at Kontokosta Winery on February 23.
You are cordially invited to celebrate
Tickets include selections of Kontokosta wines, Greenport Harbor Brewery beer and a chance to meet the chefs listed below who will create delicious hors d’oeuvres inspired by Gerry.
Colin Ambrose, Estia’s Little Kitchen, Sag Harbor
Peter Ambrose, Peter Ambrose Events, East Hampton
Robby Beaver, Frisky Oyster, Greenport
Peter Berley, author Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, South Jamesport
James Carpenter, Citta Nuova, East Hampton
Bryan Futerman, East Hampton
Todd Jacobs, Fresh Hamptons, Bridgehampton
Taylor Knapp, First & South, Greenport
Ty Kotz, Topping Rose, Bridgehampton
Aldo Maiorana, Aldo’s Café, Greenport
Gretchen Menser, Fresno, East Hampton
Kevin Penner, Southampton
John Ross, author The Food and Wine of the North Fork, Southold
Rosa Ross, Scrimshaw, Greenport
Noah Schwartz, Noah’s, Greenport
Cheryl Stair, Art of Eating, East Hampton
William S. Valentine, Valentine Culinary Consulting, East Hampton
Jason Weiner, Almond, Bridgehampton, NYC/L&W Oyster Co., NYC
Money raised will help provide for his quality of life care.