In honor of National Peanut Month, Lee Zalben, founder and president of Peanut Butter & Co, has launched The Nutropolitan Museum of Art, a pop-up art gallery completely devoted to the beloved peanut butter sandwich. All photos will be available for purchase with proceeds from the sales being donated to the Food Bank for New York City. This weekend, stop by the Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry St.) to check out the exhibit and donate to the cause.
TGATP attended the opening night celebration, which featured great food and fun people!
Five chefs each created a peanut-based savory for the evening. Chef King Phojanakong of the Kuma Inn made a delectable Chicken Sate, Chef Jose Hernandez of Stecchino prepared a tantilizing Penne with Peanut Pesto, Camarones Ecacahuatados were the offering from Chef David Suarez of Rosa Mexicano, Devi’s Chef Suvir Saran knocked us out with a Peanut Slaw and, last but not least, Chef Ben Leezal of Buerre d’Arachide et Cie rocked a Peanut Potage. Unfortunately the food ran out early, so we were unable to sample most of these dishes but the other guests sang their praises. TGATP did manage to sample the desserts which included chocolate and peanut butter brownies and the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had. They literally melted in our happy mouths!