Next week, Tom Colicchio's landmark New York restaurant Craft turns ten years old. To celebrate, Colicchio has gathered Craft alums and staffers including David Chang, Marco Canora, Jonathan Benno, Karen DaMasco, and Ahktar Nawab to each prepare a course at a 10-course special birthday celebration at the restaurant on Monday, March 7.
In our own celebration of Craft, we're spending the next few days with these alums, reminiscing about great (terrible) kitchen moments. We asked Chang yesterday to tell us about a time that he almost got fired at Craft and his initial response was, "I almost got fired most nights I worked there." But, here, more specifically, Chang sets the scene one fateful night, when then-chef Marco Canora asked his young disciple to make gnocchi.
Finally, about that contest! We're giving away a pair of tickets to the dinner to a lucky reader of The Feast. Contest specifics will be announced shortly on the site as well as on Twitter. If you'd rather bypass all that and buy the tickets—$500 a pop—here are the details:
Monday, March 7; Reception: 6:30pm; Dinner: 7pm. $500/pp
Craft: 47 East 19th Street (between Park & Broadway), New York, NY
For reservations, email Kate Gardiner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening benefits City Harvest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 or older as of March 2, 2011. Commencing on March 2, 2011 at XX AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and continuing through March 6th, 2011 at 4 PM, TheFeast.com ("Sponsor") will give away up to two (2) tickets to Craft's 10th Anniversary Party. Tickets will only be available while supplies last. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon. Location of seating (if any) shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Attendees agree to comply with all applicable arena regulations in connection with prize. Total Actual Retail Value for all prizes, including shipping and handling, $1,000.