On Saturday, Victory Club hosted a luncheon in the tasting room above Neuman's Kitchen on the Lower East Side.
Neuman's Kitchen is a catering company that inspires people through its artistic and delicious fare. The hors d'oeuvres are gorgeous and high concept; the menus are seasonal and thoughtful; and the serving pieces are innovative and highly functional. Everyone who works at Neuman's Kitchen considers details. This kind of thinking trickles down from the top; Paul Neuman, who founded the business thirty years ago, is himself an artist who incorporates his sense of aesthetics into the food for which the company is known.
Growing up, Paul Neuman worked in his family's fish business and then went to art school. In his talk, he explained how work at Neuman's Kitchen and in his studio are respectively influenced by his passion for the visual and culinary arts. His discussion generated a rich conversation that kept the group engaged until the early evening. Moreover, the centerpieces on the table were little sculptures Paul designed to hold crudités, and the dining room included many of his pieces.
The food itself was superlative. As the event was a collaboration, Victory Club and Neuman's Kitchen divvied up the dishes.
Neuman's Kitchen's Adam Starowicz, who has worked at Momofuku Ko and Mas Farmhouse, took on the hors d'oevures and desserts.
Victory Club founder, Stephanie Nass, took on the appetizer and main course.
After lunch was served, guests lingered. And lingered :)
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