If you like eating, snooping in fabulous New Yorkers' homes and supporting democracy, then do we have an event for you. Downtown for Democracy, the organization founded in 2003 in order to rally together creative New Yorkers in support of democratic candidates, have put together the wonderful-sounding Dining for Democracy series -- six dinner parties throughout the summer, held at various well-appointed brownstones/apartments/lofts throughout the city, with meals prepared by chefs like Andrew Carmellini, Mario Batali and Dave Gould, and proceeds benefiting D4D. Spearheaded by Audrey Gelman (Scott Stringer's press secretary) and Christine Muhlke (the executive editor of Bon Appetit, and Paper's former managing editor), the whole thing is quite impressive -- a three-course meal cooked by Mario Batali at Sarah Sophie Flicker and Jesse Peretz's insane loft in Tribeca? Yes please. (Also, we hear he'll be serving grilled guinea fowl as his main dish!) Meals range from $125 to $2000, and each dinner can accommodate anywhere from around 20 to several hundred people. We are particularly intrigued by the all-dessert dinner at Stephanie La Cava and Brian Weiss's apartment... RSVP for the dinners here.
Also, as November 6th draws ever near, stay tuned for more D4D-related festivities.... Apparently, VICE is teaming up with them for an event in the fall.
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