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May 30, 7:00 P.M. Dinner: Chef Einat Admony and Chef Jose Garces‘ Ladina Dinner

May 30, 2024 07:00 PM

Longtime Friends and Chefs Collaborate for One Night   

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Join chefs and friends Einat Admony and Jose Garces for an exciting culinary collaboration. Bringing together their respective Middle Eastern and Latin backgrounds, the joint menu will merge their distinct cooking styles which have garnered international recognition and accolades including multiple nominations for James Beard Awards, with chef Garces winning the Best Chef Mid-Atlantic category in 2009.  
Now is your chance to get an exclusive taste of chef Einat and chef Garces’ longtime culinary partnership (and friendship) showcasing the best of Israeli and Latin-American fusion cuisine at this one-night-only multi-course dinner.  


Dining Table $185 | Internal Chefs Counter $200 | External Chefs Counter $160 

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Hors d’Oeuvre  

Sabich Tostada with Eggplant, Egg, Amba, and Ají Amarillo 

Contains gluten 

Oxtail Empanada with Capers, Raisins, Olives, and Red Pepper Tahini  

Contains alliums, gluten, and sesame 

Pintxos Gilda Skewers with Pickled Guindilla Peppers, Anchovies, and Saffron Aïoli 

Contains fish 


Hamachi Ceviche with Lime, Cilantro, Sunchoke, Grape Leaves, and Dukkah 

Contains fish and sesame 

 Tagine Tamale with Plantain, Yuca, Chirchi Sauce, and Carrot Chips 

Contains alliums 

Lentil-Crusted Short Rib with Lentil Ragoût, Kabocha Squash, and Broccoli Rabe 

Contains alliums 

Guava Eton Mess with Cardamom Cream 

Contains dairy

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About Einat Admony:
Chef Einat Admony, known as the ultimate balaboosta (meaning "perfect housewife" in Yiddish) is a three-time James Beard nominated chef and owner of Balaboosta, the fine-dining Middle Eastern and Israeli restaurant. Her food tells an intricate story of strong immigrant roots and living the American Dream. After more than 15 years leading the New York culinary scene and establishing multiple restaurants, Admony continues to innovate and inspire with elevated yet comforting homestyle cooking from her childhood. Admony is a double-time champion and competitor of Food Network’s Chopped and Throwdown! with Bobby Flay. She has been featured in the New York Times, Bon Appetit, HuffPost, Forbes, among many others. Admony has authored two cookbooks with Artisan Books: Balaboosta and Shuk. In 2014, she was a recipient of the Great Immigrants award from Carnegie Corporation of New York for exemplary contributions to American life. Outside of leading several expanding food businesses, Admony can be found at home in Brooklyn or at her country house in the Hudson Valley, cooking for her two children, her husband and business partner, Stefan Nafziger, and a steady stream of dinner party guests. 

About Jose Garces:
Iron Chef, father, husband, James Beard Award winner, entrepreneur, and food innovator, chef Jose Garces is known as a leading culinary authority of Spanish and Latin-American food. From the Spanish tapas at Amada, his first restaurant, to the casual vibes of Buena Onda, his fast casual Baja Taqueria, chef Garces continually pushes the boundaries of culinary excellence.  As a child of immigrants and a leader in the diverse and inclusive hospitality industry, the wellbeing of his community in Philadelphia has always been dear to chef Garces’ heart. To help provide ongoing and actionable assistance to the immigrant community, chef Garces co-founded The Garces Foundation in 2011. The Garces Foundation provides services, including community health days, English language skills classes that target the restaurant industry, and most recently, an increased focus on procuring and providing food supplies to the food insecure. Chef Garces is the author of two cookbooks, Latin Evolution and The Latin Road Home, published by Lake Isle Press. In 2023, he was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.  

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

Event Policy

Reservation Policy:

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, the option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.