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This post is from our Star Chef Dinner with Chef Michael Ginor in June of 2014. Chef Ginor will be joining us again, on March 16, 2015. Minor edits have been made to reflect this. 

One of the benefits of working with food, and people who love food, is the opportunity to learn, share, and discover together. This is what is so special to us about the Star Chef Series at Gracie’s. We love to visit great restaurants, and experience the creativity of our favorite chefs, but there is something especially rewarding about working side by side with them.

This is just one reason we are looking forward to inviting Chef Michael Ginor into our kitchen on Monday, March 16. Chef Ginor is a co-owner of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and also owns Restaurant Lola, in Great Neck, New York. However, Chef Ginor is not one to sit still; he actively coordinates food and culinary events around the world, writes for Art Culinaire, and Food Arts Magazine, and has written his own cookbook, Foie Gras – A Passion.

We asked Chef Ginor a few questions about his upcoming visit with us, and learned that, when it comes down to it, the best thing about being a chef is sharing!

“I love traveling to other kitchens and visiting new cultures because I view it as a culinary exchange in which I get to expose professionals, chefs and the culinary public to products and ingredients that are dear to me and share techniques that are important to me. Inevitably, I always learn about regional ingredients and techniques that are new to me which help me to improve upon my life mission which is to know as much about food as it  relates to culture as I possibly can! I am also addicted to the kitchen camaraderie which never fails to disappoint”.

Chef Ginor also finds inspiration in “Jean Louis Palladin’s book Cooking With the Seasons,  as it was revolutionary at its time (in the early 80’s) and showcases product that was often unknown. As Chef Jean Louis Palladin was my mentor, the book always brings back many of my formative culinary moments”.

The Star Chef Series dinner with Michael Ginor will “naturally feature Foie Gras in ways that will surprise you!!!”

To join us, contact or call 401-272-7811 to reserve your seat. Tickets for this special dinner are $150 per guest, plus tax and gratuity, and are very limited.

As a special incentive for our out of town guests, or local guests who want to make a night of it, we have partnered with Hotel Providence to offer an exclusive room rate of $129 plus tax. The Hotel Providence offers “ European flair and New England charm, filled with historic character and boutique personal service.” They are the only AAA four diamond hotel in Providence, and are located just a few blocks from Gracie’s.


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