Under the Toque--Micheal Pierre White to Sail the High Seas; Gray Kunz to Cook for the Chinese
Marco Pierre White will spend the year recovering from his short-lived stint on American television aboard Ventura, a P&O Cruises ship, where he will offer private cooking lessons to small groups of passengers.
Gray Kunz has decided to return to Hong Kong, where he will open Cafe Gray Deluxe, but plans to return to New York to reopen Cafe Gray here, this time on a smaller scale.
Gramercy Tavern's Nancy Olson, Market Table's Mickey Price and Josh Eden of Shorty's .32 will be among those to cook for Broadway's Cabaret Gourmet 2009 benefit, to be held April 27.
Joe Dobias of JoeDoe will host a dinner benefiting breast cancer research in honor of his mother, a 12-year survivor. The $125 four-course meal will feature pork butt paired with beers from local producers.
Capitale chef Jason Munger has teamed up with the Archaeological Institute of America to prepare an authentic Mayan feast for AIA's 130th anniversary on April 28. The meal will feature feral pork braised with theobroma and pipian quail mole.
A tipster says Toby Young will return as a Top Chef judge next season, much to the chagrin of My Memoirs.
[My Memoirs via Grub Street]