Diner de l’Amitie; Annual Celebration of the French Culinary Arts

Last weekend saw an annual reunion and dinner for Diner de l’Amitie; Annual Celebration of the French Culinary Arts held on Sunday, June 6th at Table 31 and prepared by Chef Perrier. About 55 French chefs and guests gathered to recognize member contributions to the French culinary arts as well as honor President Dupont who will be arriving from France as well as two other delegations from Canada and Mexico and the Ambassador of France, his excellency Pierre Vimont Master Chefs of France scheduled to attend are Georges Perrier of Le Bec-Fin and Olivier Desaintmartin of Caribou Cafe & Zinc from Philadelphia, Michel Richard of Citronelle in Washington, DC; Pierre Chambrin of the Saint Louis Club in Missouri and others. On their way to the TD Bike Race Mayor Nutter and Gov. Rendell stopped by to greet the visiting guests.
(Conrad Erb – Conrad Erb Photography)

Later in the evening a few of the chefs headed over to Parc with the lovely French Hacina Saadi (from Arras in the Pas de Calais region north of France) to enjoy the warm spring night of people watching and conversation. Perfect end of the day a French Bistro for cocktails. Thanks to Hacina for this picture, and I wish her well for the summer as she left to spend it in beautiful Aspen, Co.
(Thanks to Patti Klein, Restaurant Group who tried to hire me for this event, but I was busy. [Advertorial])