Just got back from a short trip to New York. The chef where my daughter works was presenting a black truffle dinner at The James Beard House. As a Christmas gift to ourselves my wife, daughter and I made the trip to attend. For those not familiar, the James Beard Foundation is exists to promote the culinary arts in America. They present annual awards to chefs, authors and restaurateurs. It is considered the equivalent to the Oscars in the restaurant world. The James Beard house is their headquarters. They present dinners there featuring the finest chefs in America. It is "ground zero" in the culinary world.
The chef, Adam Siegal from Lake Park Bistro was kind enough to accept my offer to help out in the kitchen. As it turns out I napped instead. (don't ask) I'm sure he was happy about that, I got the impression he thought I was a rube. We attended the dinner and had a great time. The food was excellent and had great conversations with our table mates. I'll go into more details about my impressions of New York and it's dining scene soon. I wanted to post a few photos in the mean time. A slide show has been added.