Hudson Valley Foie Gras Chef Michael Ginor makes 2nd appearance in Gracie’s Star Chef Series

PROVIDENCE, RI – Gracie’s Star Chef Series continues to shine as the AAA Four-Diamond Award restaurant welcomes Chef Michael Ginor on June 10th.

Michael Ginor is co-founder and Chef of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, the most comprehensive Foie Gras producer in the world.  The company distributes its moulard duck products through a network of purveyors extending throughout the United States, and beyond.

The evening will begin with a reception featuring passed canapés.  Guests will then enjoy a seated five-course tasting menu paired with wines by The Savory Grape.  “It is an honor to once again host Chef Ginor this year,” said Brendan Chipley Roane of Gracie’s.  “A dinner featuring Hudson Valley Foie Gras in each course is a culinary rarity. This is truly an experience for those with a passion for the delicacy.”

Always a staple starter on the seasonal menus at Gracie’s, the Hudson Valley Foie Gras preparation changes seasonally.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity to work with a leading Chef and innovator of foie gras,” said Varga.  “Chef Ginor is ahead of the game in understanding the next direction of this delicacy, and I greatly appreciate that he shares with me the inside scoop in the world of foie.”

As owner of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Chef Ginor has won awards including the 1993 Gold Merit Award from Chefs in America and the 1996 Award for Excellence from The James Beard Foundation. In 1996, HVFG received the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and the 1998 Award of Excellence from the American Tasting Institute.

Chef Ginor also organizes culinary events and festivals worldwide. By bringing together celebrated national and local chefs, Chef Ginor helps to create an intercultural culinary exchange program, which introduces American ingredients and techniques to world markets.

His cookbook, the internationally acclaimed Foie Gras…A Passion, received the prestigious 1999 Prix la Mazille for best international cookbook of the year from the International Cookbook Revue in Versailles.

In September 2009, Chef Ginor opened Lola, a new personal cuisine restaurant, in Great Neck, NY. Lola is hailed as one of Long Island’s best restaurants, receiving 3.5 stars from Newsday and described as a “brilliant, volatile, shooting star.”

Gracie’s Star Chef Series featuring Chef Ginor is on June 10th at 6pm. Cost per guest is $150.00, not including tax and gratuity.  Complimentary valet parking is available.

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Gracie’s creates inventive dishes using fresh, local and seasonally based ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. Gracie’s also has its own rooftop garden where edible flowers, greens and vegetables flourish and find a special place in many of the dishes. Each night, the Chef’s Tasting Menu is available, as well as a three-course pre-fixed menu, expertly paired with wine selections from around the world.

Throughout the year, Gracie’s hosts incredible special events including winemaker dinners, non-profit fundraisers, and the Star Chef Series.  The Star Chef Series, now in its fifth year, combines the talents of extraordinary chefs from around the country teamed up with Executive Chef Matthew Varga.  The chefs collaborate to create a five-course menu that is expertly paired with wine.

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