New York’s Atera to Host Collaborative Dinner Series

Chef Matthew Lightner welcomes friends for 2-part dinner series


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Atera, in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, is quickly gaining renown as one of the finest, most creative restaurants in the city. Chef Matthew Lightner is the force behind this two-Michelin-starred powerhouse of a restaurant, and his 28-course dinners are quickly becoming the stuff of legend. So what happens when he partners with two more of the world’s best chefs to create a collaborative tasting menu? Now you can find out.

Lightner will be welcoming two culinary stars into his kitchen during the month of January: Normandy-born chef David Toutain, who made a name for himself as chef and owner of Paris’ Agape Substance, where he wows diners with his inspired, spare presentations, high-quality ingredients, and molecular gastronomy; and Rio de Janeiro-born Rafael Costa e Silva, head chef at Spain’s renowned two-Michelin-starred Mugaritz.

Toutain will be joining Lightner in the kitchen from Jan. 16 to Jan. 19, and Costa e Silva will be in-house from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26. There are two seatings on each of those nights: 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The meals cost $185 per person, and 10 percent of all proceeds go to Hurricane Sandy relief. To make a reservation, email info@ateranyc.com or call 212-226-1444.


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