It's a benefit dinner for Cancer for College.
See our slideshow of the kickoff weekend of this annual series of elaborate guest-chef dinners.
The Michelin three-star chef opens up about a bunch of things, including his burger preferences.
Stuart Brioza and James Syhabout, among others, will be giving talks.
The dinner will feature seven courses, with others by Evan Rich, Chris L'Hommedieu, and Bill Corbett.
Still, he has a few complaints.
He leaves after a year and a half.
They all joined chef Enrique Olvera at a food conference in Mexico City.
Also, Ravi Kapur and Dennis Lee share the title of Rising Star.
"When you're a kid, you collect baseball cards; here you collect restaurants 'I've been there, I've been there.' I've been to tables where I say, 'How is everything?' And they sit back in their chair as if they're judging...
This year's lineup includes Nick Anderer of NYC's Maialino, and Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions.
'It's the restaurant I've always wanted to have,' says chef Christopher Kostow.
See our slideshow, including a before-and-after of the dining room.
'Most good chefs need to step out of the coat sometimes.'
See a slideshow of the final dinner in the series, cooked by chef Christopher Kostow.
When they reopen in March 2012, there will be a totally new menu and new look.
The fun kicks off with a dinner on Thursday night.
The Twelve Days of Christmas, as always, closes with a meal by executive chef Christopher Kostow.
Do ratings systems appeal to human nature, or ruin restaurant criticism? Discuss.