Springtime in New York was celebrated this week with an exclusive Relais & Châteaux Grand Chefs dinner, which gathered more than 45 celebrity chefs in the city's famed Gotham Hall.
Chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, whose restaurant Daniel ranked 11th on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011, were among the acclaimed chefs who raised their champagne-filled glass in a toast to Spring. The dinner highlighted the bounty of ingredients that America has to offer. Chefs cooked a variety of splendid dishes using the same ingredients: Maine scallops, lobster, Montauk sea bass, morels, asparagus, veal and rack of lamb.
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