served up a luscious and lavish TEN course feast. A
combination of the finest of Imperial China and the
delicious delectables of 21st Century
America were served.
Banquet is the amazing culmination of a
global competition of the finest Chefs of Chinese
Cuisine from around the world.
The Banquet is a
blending of Five Thousand Years of Chinese History
and culture, with the elegance and beauty of a New
York Gala. The most stunning Han Couture Fashion
show where the most beautiful Chinese models in 500
year old exquisite dresses wowed the crowd.
Lee transfixed his listeners with his
classical performance, earning a standing ovation
from the audience. And, to WOW the audience,
had a few fluttering hearts as the mighty sword
slashed through the air, but no-ones head was loped
Over forty top
chefs, from numerous countries and parts of the
U.S., competed for two days in the heart of TIMES
SQUARE. The winning Chefs, in five distinctive
regional cuisines, prepared last nightís
extraordinary meal at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60.
presentation during the evening was made to
President of The RFK Center for Justice & Human
Rights. Their mission is to realize Robert Kennedyís
Dream of a Peaceful and Just World by Advancing
Human Rights. Ms. Kennedy gave a riveting speech and
quoted the eloquence of her father.
Marc Summers served as a special guest
host. He discussed the importance of NTDís mission
and shared with the crowd his extensive food
knowledge while listing the 10 salivating courses
they would be eating.
Celebrities, and a
long list of VIPs, added to the excitement and
glamour of the event.
Saxton, co-chairs of the event,
chairman of NTD,
VP of PR and Development,
and Donna Soloway,
and Jamie Figg
attended the banquet.
led a glittering Palm Beach contingent headed by