A Night to Honor Our Friends

Monday, September 17th, 7:00 pm
Hearth Restaurant

A.L.S. (also known as Lou Gehrig's) is a disease you always think affects "others".
Recently, though, the Hearth family had two of our dear friends diagnosed with this incurable disease.

So, on this night, Chef/Owner Marco Canora has invited a few of his talented mates to prepare a five-course dinner in their honor:

1st Course
Huevo Ahumado
Smoked soft-cooked egg, marinated mushrooms, pickled squash, Iberico
ham, sherry mushroom vinaigrette
Seamus Mullen (Tertulia)

2nd Course
Celeriac and poppy seeds
Carlo Mirarchi (Roberta's and Blanca)

3rd Course
Pan-roasted Red Snapper
Lentil puree, saffron stewed tomatoes, herb breadcrumbs
April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, The John Dory Oyster Bar, and The Breslin)

4th Course
Beef in Brodo
Sirloin, tongue, cheek, marrow, beets, and consomme
Marco Canora (Hearth Restaurant and Terroir Wine Bars)

5th Course
Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Oysterponds Farm figs, concord grape sorbet, pistachos
Claudia Fleming (North Fork Table & Inn, formerly of Gramercy Tavern)

Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year, with the life expectancy of a patient averaging about two to five years from the time of diagnosis. It can strike anyone, and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time. Our family members, Kevin Swan (former Hearth server) and Gerry Hayden (chef and husband of Claudia Fleming), were both diagnosed with ALS in the past two years.

The dinner benefits A Life Story Foundation, an organization started by Kevin, who now resides in Chicago. A Life Story Foundation's mission is to raise awareness and create action to discover effective treatments, and, ultimately, a cure for ALS.

The 5-course dinner will cost $250/seat, with all profits going to Kevin's foundation.

For reservations, please email

(A credit card will be needed to confirm your reservation)