It's only been a year? A hit from the start, the Food Market opened on the eve of last year's Honfest. Co-owners Chad Gauss and Elan Kotz, the Food Market's executive chef and general manager, respectively, are celebrating their great first year with a birthday party at the Hampden restaurant on June 5.
The party, a benefit for the Hampden Family Center, will include hors d'oeuvres and sweets provided by chefs and restaurateurs. The well-wishers providing food include Cyrus Keefer (Fork & Wrench), Jonah Kim (Pabu) Sergio Vitale (Aldo's and Chazz: A Bronx Original), Robbin Haas (Birroteca), Denise Whiting (Cafe Hon), Vernon Forward (City Cafe), Opie Crooks (Roy's) Timothy Dyson (Bluegrass Tavern) and Chris Becker and Bettina Perry (Fleet Street Kitchen).
Honfest, in case you were wondering, is scheduled for June 8 and 9.