Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Edible Schoolyard New York's inaugural spring benefit was held last night at the Essex Street Market. Jake Gyllenhaal was the man of the hour.
There was also an auction of unique culinary experiences, including:
LOT 5: JAKE. YOUR EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD TOUR GUIDE
Yes, that Jake. Jake Gyllenhaal, actor, our Spring Benefit honoree, and longtime supporter of Edible Schoolyard NYC, is taking you and your friends on a private Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 tour. He knows the garden well — he planted a pear tree in it at the groundbreaking ceremony in 2010. Oh, and he’s staying for lunch! Famed Brooklyn restaurant Roberta’s is transporting its pizza oven to P.S. 216 to prepare lunch from the garden, in the garden, for you and your guests.
Since 2008, Roberta’s has been serving some of Brooklyn’s finest fare, with an emphasis on local, sustainably sourced ingredients. In August 2011, The New York Times named Roberta’s ‘one of the more extraordinary restaurants in the United States.’
For up to ten people. Date to be mutually agreed upon. All food costs included. No alcohol permitted.
The winning bid was $14,000, though that did not draw the night's biggest prize.
Photo of Jake and Anna Kendrick from the weekend: