Get out your best whites! The details for one of the James Beard Foundation’s biggest “who’s who” parties, the “Chefs and Champagne” summer dinner and fundraiser in the Hamptons, have been announced, along with the event’s honoree, Iron Chef and TV personality Bobby Flay.
“We are delighted to be able to recognize him and his ever-growing roster of achievements as our guest of honor at Chefs & Champagne this year,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation in a statement. “Not only has he starred in over a dozen hit national cooking shows, co-hosted the James Beard Awards, and taught President Obama how to grill on the White House lawn, but the native New Yorker manages to maintain the integrity of each and every one of his projects along the way.”
Every year, the fundraiser raises money for the James Beard Foundation, and has honored such culinary greats as Julia Child, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril Lagasse. This year, the event, open to the public, will take place on July 26th at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sag Harbor and will feature food from over 35 distinguished chefs, and of course, plenty of champagne.