On Saturday Lacoste and EMM Group hosted a backyard barbecue previewing select dishes from the highly anticipated new restaurants, Lexington Brass (set to open later this summer) and CATCH (set to debut this fall).
Top Chef season three winner, Hung Huynh (Executive Chef for CATCH) and Franklin Becker (Executive Chef of Abe & Arthur’s and Lexington Brass) enlisted guest sous chefs, Dancing with the Stars alum, and Kirstie Alley for a quick-fire challenge. Alley and Yanks duked it out while their chef coaches helped them whip up dishes from the menus of their soon-to-open restaurants, Lexington Brass and CATCH. Steve Birkhold, CEO and President of Lacoste, volunteered his taste buds to join in the fun and judge the quick-fire challenge.
The crowd rooted the sous chefs on as the cook-off came to an extremely close conclusion… so close that Birkhold couldn’t choose a final winner and instead crowned both Alley and Yanks as winners. Meanwhile at the Sag Harbor soiree, guests including Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford (with her daughter Helena), EMM Group owner Eugene Remm, Birkhold’s wife Nicole and Alley’s daughter Lillie Price, enjoyed many activities including croquet, badminton, cornhole and swimming.