SO FIRSTLY- Farm Sanctuary is honoring me, WHAT! On Saturday May 4th, we're recreating the New York Fashion Week show of which CNN said on CNN Breaking News-- "Animal Free Clothes Make Runway History" and US News & World Report told the world, "No one missed the leather- or the fur." Farm Sanctuary is one of my favorite favorite nonprofits, their sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, NY and in California are heaven on Earth- a place where animals rescued from the hell of factory farming in America can live out their lives together, in the sunshine. If you get the chance to go, GO. The sanctuary gives people a chance to meet animals like those killed in the billions every year in the United States alone, so that hopefully many will choose differently after spending time with these beautiful souls.
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.
Here's the invite below for the show May 4th in NYC! Please come and support Farm Sanctuary!!
Buy your tickets to my Fashion Show for Farm Sanctuary HERE, also featuring accessories by Brave GentleMan, Love is Mighty, Matt & Nat, Hair by Salon Champu, and Makeup by the Body Shop-- all vegan, cruelty free of course! Food by Jay Astafa (below) & Desserts by Fran Costigan.
Also the food will be super delicious h'ors dourves by Jay Astafa, the chef behind the insane vegan menu at Three Brothers. He's also having an incredible pop-up restaurant this Thursday & Friday for two days only! It's almost sold-out! I'll be there Thursday in the kitchen, if you come please stop by to say hi.
Jay Kitchen: A Two-Day Vegan Fine Dining Pop-Up from Sparrow Media on Vimeo.
YOU GUYS. It's an all vegan 8 course tasting menu including DRAGON CARAMEL POPCORN (yes please!) and a Cheese Plate including aged cashew cheese & brie, strawberry rhubarb compote, orange scented vegan honey with rosemary almond crackers. ARE YOU SERIOUS, JAY! And how old are you? Geez, we all better get moving on our own talents.
More about the Pop Up (from Sparrow Media)
While most NYC vegan attractions revel in their unique abilities to create replications of meat and dairy dishes through the use of soy and wheat-based analogs, jay kitchen will revisit the roots of vegetarian sensibilities and present dishes that celebrate the vegetables themselves. Astafa honors the fact that it was these same soy-heavy vegan comfort foods made 3 Brothers a destination restaurant for vegans across the country, gained him a cult following, and earned him features in The New York Times, and CBS Nightly News, but he also is eager to show the world that vegan fine dining is not only possible …it can also be an amazing experience. Those dining at the jay kitchen pop-up will experience an 8-course tasting menu with brilliant displays of spring vegetables, hand-made cashew bries, butters and pastas (with gluten free options), braided with modern culinary techniques like Astafa’s balsamic caviar (a molecular gastronomy creation) and playful highlights like “smoking” liquid nitrogen infused caramel corn balls (a testimonial to Astafa’s youth amidst a sophisticated dining experience). For dessert courses Astafa will be collaborating with his close friend, vegan pastry chef, Dani McGrath.
TICKETS FOR JAY KITCHEN ARE HERE: http://jaykitchenpopup.eventbrite.com/
Hope to see you Thursday (or the 4th!, or (crazy idea) BOTH)!!
Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, VAUTE founder