WHO: David Burke Hospitality's David Burke and Carmine Di Giovanni
ABOUT: At age 26, Burke’s kitchen mastery won him the executive chef position at the legendary River Café (3 stars from the New York Times). While there, he became the first American ever to win the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplome d’Honneur. His name has also been added to the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who in Culinary Arts. At last count he had 17 restaurants around the country (and one in Saudi Arabia). David Burke Tavern is the flagship modern American restaurant situated on two stories of a stately townhouse on New York City’s Upper East Side. A natural entertainer, he’s appeared on TV’s Top Chef, among other shows, and recently spoke at TEDx Asbury Park. His cookbooks include Cooking with David Burke and David Burke’s Updated American Classics.
Di Giovanni got his start at Daniel, Picholine (when it got two Michelin stars and three New York Times stars), and BR Guest restaurants. He was co-founder and partner at Aunt Jake’s NYC, executive chef at David Burke Townhouse and is now Chief Operating Officer at David Burke Hospitality. He’s appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” “Chef Wanted,” “Chopped,” and “Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network.
WHAT: Burke and Di Giovanni will showcase a globally inspired menu from their various restaurant concepts including Asian, Latin, and New American dishes.
WHERE: De Gustibus Cooking School by Miele
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 6PM - 8PM EST