New York, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2012
Carbon NYC hosted its second Salon Dinner of 2012 on May 16th at the New York landmark restaurant, Aureole. The venue was fitting for the keynote speaker, master Chef and owner of Aureole, Charlie Palmer. Members sampled hors d’oeuvres and cocktails during the hour-long outdoor reception, followed by a five-star meal in Aureole’s private dining room where they heard from Charlie himself.
Since the beginning of his celebrated career, Charlie Palmer has received critical acclaim for his signature Progressive American cooking, a style built on rambunctious flavors and unexpected combinations with a deep and lasting infusion of classical French cuisine. Charlie Palmer’s upbringing on a farm in upstate New York, along with his education in various kitchens in France and at The Culinary Institute of America, provided him with the wherewithal to form this unique style and ultimately strike out on his own. In 1988, he made a significant commitment to creating dishes featuring regional American ingredients at his sublime Aureole, originally situated in a historic townhouse off Manhattan's Madison Avenue and now in a spectacular new location in the heart of New York City’s radiant theater district.
Over the years, Palmer combined his creative cooking spirit and flair for business to open thirteen notable restaurants across the country, a growing collection of food-forward wine shops and award-winning boutique hotels. These include: Michelin-starred Aureole, café/catering venue Astra in New York; Charlie Palmer Steak, Washington, D.C.; Michelin-starred Aureole at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, and Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons, Las Vegas, NV; Charlie Palmer Steak and Briscola in Reno NV; Dry Creek Kitchen at his boutique Hotel Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA, as well as, Charlie Palmer at the Joule, Dallas, TX; and Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA, both of which house Palmer’s Next Vintage wine shops. In 2010, Palmer introduced his first quick and casual burger restaurant, DG Burger (Damn Good), located adjacent to his restaurant in South Coast Plaza. Chef Palmer continues to grow his restaurant group across the U.S., recently opening two new Denver casual eateries Charlie Palmer’s District Tavern and Wazee Wood Fire Pizza in Fall 2011.
In Spring 2012, Chef Palmer launched his newest venture, the Mystic Hotel – a “chef-driven” boutique hotel located in San Francisco’s Union Square and home to the Burritt Room + Tavern, a modern American cocktail lounge and eatery serving fresh, locally inspired creations.
Inducted into the James Beard "Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America” in 1998 and a frequent guest on NBC's Today Show, Charlie Palmer is also the author of four cookbooks, Great American Food (Random House/1996), Charlie Palmer's Casual Cooking (Harper Collins/2001), The Art of Aureole, (Ten Speed Press/2002), and Charlie Palmer's Practical Guide to the New American Kitchen (Melcher Media/2006).
The Carbon Salon Speaker Series was founded in 2010 by George Kollitides, with the goal of bringing leaders from a variety of pursuits to share their insights and expertise on topics from business and international affairs to the arts and philanthropy. The Events take place in Manhattan restaurants, which unlike typical business networking events, are chosen for environments that create a relaxed but lively setting. The Series provides a forum for information sharing and discussion, where highly successful and interesting individuals can freely interact.
Past speakers include:
Carbon is a New York based, invitation-only, social network of leaders in international business, technology, politics and the arts. Criteria for Membership are outstanding professional achievement, a strong character and a demonstrated passion for non-work related pursuits, including the arts, philanthropy, technology, sports and leisure. Carbon provides its Members unique programming, such as the Salon Speaker Series, social events in New York’s most exclusive venues, regular poker tournaments with luxury prizes and access to special offers from leading luxury brands. The foundation of Carbon Membership is integrity and a commitment to actively participate in events and support other members professionally and personally.
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