Great Taste at Fashion Kitchen

Culinary and Fashion worlds collide at The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Credit: Kate Kolenda
Chef Seamus Mullen demonstrates how he made one of the dishes served at the reception.

On Friday, September 5, fashion and food lovers gathered together for an event celebrating stylish entertaining and the great food that goes along with it at Lincoln Center for the Arts, the official home of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. It was co-hosted by chef Seamus Mullen and designer Trina Turk, and showcased the new, vibrantly-colored line of CW by CorningWare bakeware.

We were first treated to a demonstration by Mullen of how to prepare one of the dishes served at the event: roasted Japanese pumpkin with pomegranate yogurt. “You really eat with your eyes first,” said the chef as he picked up a tomato-red bowl he had stored some chopped herbs in. He explained that he grew up on a farm where eating out of the vessel that a dish was cooked in was standard, and that this method of serving is also popular in Spanish cuisine, known as his specialty. 

“I like to use a lot of color when I entertain,” said Trina Turk, as she explained how she had chosen the colors and accoutrements seen in the table settings displayed around the space in Alice Tully Hall. “I live in Los Angeles, and I’m influenced by the brightly colored local produce we have available.” So, both chef and designer agree: color and CW by CorningWare can help make an evening of entertaining at home a success.

Kate Kolenda is the Restaurant/City Guide Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @BeefWerky and @theconversant.

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