On Wednesday November 2nd, Patina Restaurant is having an all-star alumni dinner in which several of the most prominent alumni of Joachim Splichal's flagship restaurant come back for one night to cook a multi course feast. Walter Manzke, Eric Greenspan, Octavio Becerra, Michael Otsuka, Theo Schoenegger, and David Feau will all be back in their old stomping grounds in their chef's whites. Current Patina chefs Tony Esnault and Sarah Koechling as well as Splichal himself, will all be whipping up signature dishes. The dinner is $150, all inclusive. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.
A more affordable way to join in the celebration is the after-party at Kendall's Brasserie, for which tickets are only $30. Oysters, pinot and pork products are all on the menu, along with some quality time with the talented crew of toques. If you have spend much time with chefs, you know they can likely drink you under the table, so come and relax and share some wine. You might even challenge Chef Manzke to a oyster eating contest? Why not? Life is good.
Reservations: (213) 972-3331.