Another Konstantin Kakanias update in hand with the Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook. Which is a stylish collection of 100 recipes from the renowned BG restaurant at the singular luxury shopping emporium. The BG Restaurant inside of Bergdorf Goodman is as iconic as the iconic New York City shopping landmark—so it makes sense for an entire cookbook be devoted to it.
Incorporating recipes from the fashion community, this charming gift volume features the whimsical four-color art of renowned illustrator Konstantin Kakanias throughout.
The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is a collection of 100 delectable recipes from the singular, legendary retailer’s restaurant, BG—a dining hot spot for fashion cognoscenti and lovers of fine food; also included are favorite dishes from star fashion designers, writers, and media, including Zac Posen, Thakoon, Joseph Altuzarra, Tabitha Simmons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Joe Zee, Dana Cowin, Bobbi Brown, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Deborah Needleman, and Kelly Wearstler.
Patricia Field, for example, has a beet recipe. “I love to convert beet haters to beet lovers,” Field says. Brown offers a brussels sprout faux pasta. “I had to find a way around everybody’s different dietary restrictions. My sons eat only brown rice pasta, our exchange student ate only white pasta, and I don’t eat pasta at all.” And designer Gilles Mendel serves up a recipe for Vietnamese caramelized pork, called Banh Mi, though it’s not his own, he admits. “My girlfriend who is an amazing cook taught me how to make this dish.”
Indulge in cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, soups and starters, salads, entrees, and desserts, among them BG’s revered Manhattan and its wildly popular Gotham Salad, not to mention a host of other favorites such as Crab Cakes with Spicy Rémoulade, Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites, Lobster Napoleon, and Double Chocolate Tarte. Each recipe is introduced with an anecdote from the restaurant or its contributor, and all are spectacularly illustrated with exclusive four-color artwork by artist and designer Konstantin Kakanias.
Encapsulating the formidable style and refinement of this legendary fashion institution, The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is the ultimate accessory for anyone who enjoys a taste of luxury.