Gabrielle Hamilton, the legendary chef from New York institution Prune, is showing face at Amis tonight at 10 P.M., for their super-popular monthly Industry Night. The James Beard Award finalist and celebrated author of Blood, Bones, and Butter will be slinging hash with local superstar Marc Vetri, as well as signing copies of her now-famous memoir. Vetri loves the book so much, that he has purchased 150 copies, and will be handing them out to the first 150 guests that walk through the door.
In the book, Hamilton speaks in detail about her familys lamb roasts growing up in nearby Lambertville, NJ, where her father Jim owns the renowned Hamilton's Grill Room. Lucky for us, Gabrielle will be making the same dish for all to sample during the celebration of servers, cooks, and everyone in between. As always, entrance is free, but you must bring a pay stub from your place of business for entry to this very special event.
The Feast strongly urges all industry folk to make an appearance tonight, as bringing Hamilton to Philly is truly a coup of epic proportion for our bald-headed hero. Hamilton is the chef's chef, and has world-famous loudmouth Anthony Bourdain even singing her praises and shooting her glances of the green-eyed variety:
"Magnificent. Simply the best memoir by a chef ever. Ever. Gabrielle Hamilton packs more heart, soul, and pure power into one beautifully crafted page than I've accomplished in my entire writing career. Blood, Bones & Butter is the work of an uncompromising chef and a prodigiously talented writer. I am choked with envy."
While this event gives us the chance to finally meet one of our culinary idols, we're a bit wary of how pissed she might be if we ask her to autograph the menu we stole from Prune. Wish us luck. [The Feast]