Midnight Brunch, a cocktail pop-up/supper club, hosted Cooks for the Cure Thursday night with KitchenAid, which is helping to raise money for breast cancer research.
The event was offered to 25 New York-area bloggers, writers, and editors who committed to spread the word of or host a party in honor of KitchenAid’s 1,000 Cooks for the Cure program.
Midnight Brunch was held as a kickoff for these parties. Emily Cavalier, founder of Midnight Brunch, cooked and served an array of brunch dishes to the group of guests.
"Midnight Brunch is first and foremost about community, about bringing people together around the table for connection and conversation," Cavalier said. "To be able to work with KitchenAid this month to support their 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative was a joy. Being part of a celebration to support breast cancer research is important work and a cause that's personally significant."
The cocktail hour consisted of four unique drinks created by Hal Wolin and Pamela Wiznitzer specifically for the event. One such drink was the Low Tide, which was made of Hibiscus-infused Tito’s vodka, homemade lemongrass syrup, fresh lime juice, and tonic.
Caremelized onion tarts with nicoise olives, smoked salmon and cream cheese deviled eggs, and mini yogurt parfaits were served as appetizers.
After mingling with one another, the guests were seated and served an entrée of French toast bread pudding with spiced pear sauce and a side of strawberry spinach with pomegranate vinaigrette. To finish, waiters came around with lemon thyme bars.
The recipes were available to those who agreed to host a 1,000 Cooks for the Cure party to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Kristen Hess, a food writer and photographer who was in attendance, plans to host a party next week, Sunset Rooftop Wine & Dine, with the hopes of raising at least $500. She will serve stuffed mushrooms and caprese appetizers, as well as grilled mini skewers of chicken, tofu, and veggies. Dessert, wine, and mojitos will also be readily available.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
To find out more about how to host your own party to raise money for a good cause, check out this how-to from KitchenAid.