The Celebrity Chef Event

With Gabrielle Hamilton & Julian Fleisher

Yaddo’s exquisite Gilded Age Mansion is the setting for a sumptuous feast and wine pairing created by Yaddo author and world-renowned chef, Gabrielle Hamilton, and our own Head Chef Timothy Brockmon. This spectacular evening culminates in a decadent dessert course, and Hamilton in conversation with musician and entertainer Julian Fleisher in Yaddo’s Music Room. Seating for this exclusive evening will be strictly limited.


Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 P.M.

Tickets are $500 for two. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Please contact our Director of Special Events Angela Schlansker
at aschlansker@yaddo.org or 518-584-0746 for more information.


Gabrielle Hamilton is the bestselling author of the memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. Her writing has appeared in several magazines such as The New Yorker, GQ, Bon Appétit, Saveur, and Food & Wine, among others. She authored the chef column in The New York Times, and her work has been anthologized in eight volumes of Best Food Writing. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and the Food Network, among other TV shows, and she has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef NYC. Hamilton was the chef and owner of the lionized restaurant Prune in New York’s East Village.


Julian Fleisher is a singer, writer, composer, producer and performer living in New York. He sings in concert halls and nightclubs across the country with his Rather Big Band, and has performed with such luminaries as Molly Ringwald, Michael Feinstein and Mo Rocca, among others. His recordings include Rather Big and Finally as well as Ana Gasteyer’s I’m Hip and Sugar & Booze, and Kiki & Herb’s Do You Hear What We Hear and Live at Carnegie Hall. He composed the music for many musicals, including Broadway’s The Performers and John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, the most produced play in America for over a decade. Fleisher is the author of The Drag Queens of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide, and he is the host of WNYC’s The Naked American Songbook and 44 Charlton as well as the 92nd Street Y series Why Songs Matter.