The Greene Space presents "Lopate & Locavores," 3rd Annual Food Series Hosted by Leonard Lopate


The Greene Space at WNYC presents

 Lopate & Locavores

WNYC’s Leonard Lopate to Host Third Annual Event Series
Devoted to Conversation, Cooking Demos and Food Sampling

 Guests Include Acclaimed Chefs DAVID BOULEY, MARIO BATALI, APRIL BLOOMFIELD and MADS REFSLUND of Acme and Noma, Hailed by Critics as the #1 Restaurant in the World

 September 26, October 2 and October 9 at 7pm

 Presented in Partnership with FoodKarma Projects and Just Food

(New York, NY – August 22, 2012) – This fall, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC will host the third annual LOPATE AND LOCAVORES, its popular event series spotlighting New York City’s local food scene.

Hosted by WNYC’s LEONARD LOPATE, a three-time James Beard Award winner, this year’s series will explore today’s rising culinary stars and their “Master Chef” mentors, the phenomenon behind foraged food, and how New York City food products are becoming increasingly recognized in the worldwide market. Each event will have a themed demo presented by the evening’s guests. Audience members will have an opportunity to sample various foods and beverages and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at each event.

“In the three years we've been presenting this series, we've never had hard time finding new things to talk about,” said host Leonard Lopate. “This year we’ll host evenings that blend personal stories and broader trends – how the baton is passed on from a great chef to the next generation; the growing locavore interest in foraging; and New York’s resurgence as a place where great food products are made. It's really exciting to convene all types of people around their mutual appreciation for good food."

Each event is $17.50; a series pass is available for $45.  The events are as follows:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7pm
From A-list restaurant toques to reality television hosts, chefs seem to become superstars overnight.  But behind the scenes, they have often spent a lot of time under the wings of another great chef.  Lopate will speak with three top chef/mentors – DAVID BOULEY, MARIO BATALI, and APRIL BLOOMFIELD – joined by the chefs they have nurtured along the way.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7pm
Items more commonly seen on a nature trail, like nettles and chickweed, are now showing up on fancy dinner plates around the city.  Chef MADS REFSLUND, co-founder of Copenhagen’s acclaimed foraged food restaurant Noma, will discuss how he brought his unique forager knowledge and experience to his new NYC restaurant, AcmeTAMA MATSUOAKA WONG, a financial services officer who chronicled her decision to stop fighting her weeds in the book Foraged Flavor, will discuss how she embraced weeds and is now supplying them to the city’s finest restaurants, including Daniel.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7pm
Being made in New York is no longer a small thing:  NYC products are being marketed to the world!  This evening will feature three foodies who have been making a name for New York through their products – STEVE HINDY of Brooklyn Brewery, MARK ROSEN, the second of three generations of SABRETT’S hot dogs, and ANNA WOLF of My Friend’s Mustard.

The Greene Space will make LOPATE AND LOCAVORES available to online audiences via live video webcasts at

AOC Fine Wines is the exclusive provider of artisanal wines for The Greene Space.


Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm
Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm
Tuesday, October 9 at 7pm

The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street)
New York, NY 10014

$17.50 for each event, $45 for a series pass; available at

Individual events are detailed at
Live Video Webcast:

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