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Chef Chris Nirschel and some friends show off some of succulent treats he prepared for the Presidents’ Day feast at Bombay Palace to benefit the New York Food Bank.

Members of the fashion, culinary, media and entertainment industries celebrated Presidents’ Day in style at Midtown’s upscale and edgy Midtown Kamasutra Lounge at the Bombay Palace restaurant on West 52nd Street.

The event was hosted by Fox Morning Extra’s entertainment journalist Tom Murro and included a spectacular five-course meal prepared by the “Culinary Bad Boy” Chris Nirschel with fellow celebrity chefs Nikki Martin and Salvatore Lima and was organized in support of the Food Bank for New York City.

The Bachelor's Rachel Truehart and event host Tom Murro.

The Bachelor’s Rachel Truehart and event host Tom Murro.
Michael de la Force™ images ©2013

Michael de la Force™ images ©2013

“When food pantries and soup kitchens have lost resources and are struggling to meet the need, Celebrity Dinner Series events help. We make it easier for family’s in need to keep food on the table,” said, Victoria Wells, the Events Organizer for the Dining Engagement Group.

Chance from Chance TV grabs some camera time with Davina Reichman of NYC Fashion Runway.

Chance from Chance TV grabs some camera time with Davina Reichman of NYC Fashion Runway.

The event also included a retrospective couture fashion show produced by NYC Fashion Runway and featuring designs by Berit. “Bringing the hottest talent to our table together makes these events a one of a kind experience while engaging hunger with a unique entertaining twist,” said Davina Reichman Schuck, Managing Director of NYC Fashion Runway.

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One of the delicious fashions on display at the Presidents Day Dinner produced by NYC Fashion Runway at the Kamasutra Lounge above the Bombay Palace.
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The event also included appearances by Jaclyn Schwartz and Rachel Truehart of The Bachelor, and American Olympic boxer Eric Kelly.

Lucky attendees were also treated to a wonderful performance by the renowned jazz ensemble, the Angelo De Loreti Quintet.

“Top Chefs and friends, celebrity dinner parties…this is where food, fashion and entertainment collide,” said Nirschel. “Sunday dinner has never been better. We’re breaking traditions one city at a time.”

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