In good company, sipping glasses of fine wine while nibbling delectable varieties of cheese would make any evening perfect. Add to these activities the very enjoyable presence of hostess, humorist, songstress, culinary expert, educator and all around charming individual Jackie Gordon, aka The Singing Chef, and you have a memorable night.
Don’t tell Jackie Gordon that her new show stinks; she knows it does, and she’s damn proud.
The singing chef is bringing a new musical to the West Bank Cafe’s Laurie Beechman Theater starting Wed 28 and it’s dedicated to cheese. She’ll be singing about artisanal cheeses and explaining cheese history as viewers gorge on fromage from six countries. Expect to hear adaptations of songs like “Milk Cow Blues” and drink selections from Diageo Chateau and Estate Wines during the 90-minute show, Say Cheese.
A cabaret show on cheese will be given on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theater at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street. Jackie Gordon of Divalicious, Inc., a company that pairs food and music, will perform. There will be tastings of cheese from the Artisanal Cheese Center and wines.
This moment in food history rewards attention to the most nondescript joint in the strip mall, if only for the possibility of discovering some unsung maestro cooking a sublime Szechuan chili chicken or fried dried fish. Ask Tyler Cowen about this and other aspects of the contemporary human forage and he’ll offer a considered opinion: “It’s a great time to be living and eating.”