Why go out for dinner and a show when you can have both come to you?
That’s what happened at a dinner party hosted by Joshua Bell, the world-famous violinist, who treated his guests to a meal cooked by David Bouley in his Gramercy penthouse apartment in between spirited musical performances. Both Bell’s pieces and Bouley’s food were inspired by different types of Krug Champagne.
“In that Champagne, you’re going to find many layers. They start with such high quality vintages and quality grapes, and the bubbles are so small, that our proteins can really find the waves,” Bouley told the Times about Krug’s Clos du Mesnil 2003. Sounds good to us.
For food, Bouley served the extraordinarily talented guests, who included the ballet dancer Misty Copeland and the fashion designer Wes Gordon, a fresh Malibu sea urchin. Afterward, Bell played selections of Bach’s Chaconne, which he said express “the entire spectrum of human emotion.” From the video (above) it looks like people actually listened to him this time.