Danny Meyer's Chicken Soups - 2009
Herewith a terrific idea from New York's most innovative restaurateur, Danny Meyer....
WHAT THIS TOWN NEEDS RIGHT NOW IS A GOOD BOWL OF CHICKEN SOUP!
The Restaurants of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group Soothe New Yorkers;
$2 of Each Bowl Served Donated to City Harvest
Danny Meyer has challenged the chefs at each of his Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants to create their own favorite chicken soup for a special promotion to raise money for City Harvest. Beginning Monday, February 23, each restaurant will serve its chef’s signature chicken soup through the rest of winter, and for each bowl served, will donate $2 to City Harvest to help feed New York City’s hungry.
Union Square Cafe
Chef Carmen Quagliata
Chicken Tortelloni and Winter Greens in Brodo di Pollo, $11
Chef Mike Anthony
Four Story Hills Farm Chicken Soup with Ricotta Dumplings and Salsify, $10 (served in the Tavern a la carte and also part of the $14 soup & sandwich special offered weekdays)
Eleven Madison Park
Chef Daniel Humm
Chicken Velouté with Sweetbreads and Black Truffles, $15 (served at the Wine Bar and also on $28 two-course lunch menu)
Chef Floyd Cardoz
Goan Chicken and Rice Soup with Ginger and Chilies, $10
Chef Ken Callaghan
Smoked Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, $8.50
Chef Gabriel Kreuther
Alsatian Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Poached Quail Egg and Barley, $15
“Practically every culture in the world uses chicken soup to define its own form of culinary comfort. I figured our chefs and restaurants could do the same,” said Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. “And if this winter doesn’t call for a little extra comfort, I don’t know what does."
"Many of the programs that City Harvest provides with food are seeing dramatic increases in the numbers of people turning to them for help, and Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants are making sure that each bowl of chicken soup that they serve enables someone else to eat too. City Harvest is grateful for the partnership of Union Square Hospitality Group in our ongoing efforts to feed the most vulnerable New Yorkers during this difficult time," said Jilly Stephens, Executive Director of City Harvest.
The promotion runs from February 23-March 31 (Unless the winter of 2009 runs longer…)