Healthy Food Meets Fashion at GOODNESS: MB Fashion Week Fall 2012
Take a break from the events and get delicious food at the pop-up restaurant!
You may not immediately associate good food with Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, but guess what? The two actually mix perfectly! During this year’s events, model and philanthropist Elettra Wiedemann brings back GOODNESS, the four-day pop-up restaurant. This year the global health food haven has earned its stamp of approval from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Health Initiative, which makes it the go-to spot for fashion insiders looking for locally sourced, affordable food. Fashion Week never taste so good!
From February 11th-14th, GOODNESS will be taking over Robert Restaurant and will be open during lunch time from 11am-3pm daily. Visitors are in for a treat as chefs Mario Batali, Alain Allegretti, and Julian Medina will be whipping up quick, tasty meals. Chef Leo Forneas, who will also be preparing delicious cuisine, had great things to say about the restaurant: “GOODNESS will showcase and promote a healthful, more conscious way of eating in both the fashion world and in the general public.” He even let us in on the light, refreshing menu, which will include scallion and soft tofu, as well as a kanpachi carpaccio with breakfast radish and white soy. Yum!
Also, be sure to stop by on Valentine’s Day to try the Vanilla Custard Flan with Berry Pico de Gallo dessert by Chef Medina; all proceeds will go to New York’s City Harvest, an organization devoted to helping feed hungry men, women and children all over the city.
But the goodies don’t end there! For the first time, GOODNESS will present the GOODNESS Lounge by Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. The chic and cozy “living room” will be a great place for reporters, models, and editors to unwind. Located on the 7th floor of the Museum of Art and Design, the lounge even offers a touch-up station sponsored by Lancôme, as well as a showcase of CIRCA jewelry. Now even the busiest of fashionsitas can get refreshed on the go! And with a constant rotation of DJs, the party will keep going on and on and on.
Stop by for good eats and a good time!
Nalissa Cuthbert is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.