Celebrity Chef Chris Santos debuted his cookbook SHARE: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table on the evening of February 7th, 2017 at Stanton Social in New York City.
Santos introduced the world to his singular brand of communal dining in 2005 with his debut restaurant The Stanton Social. In 2010, he opened Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side of New York City, which was named Open Table’s Hottest Restaurant in America in both 2012 and 2013.
In January 2016, alongside the TAO Group, Santos opened Vandal at 199 Bowery. An homage to street art and street fare from around the world, the 22,000-sq. ft. restaurant is his biggest and most ambitious to date. In May 2016, Beauty & Essex opened in Las Vegas, and will finally make its West Coast debut in Los Angeles in winter 2017.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Ted Allen were among the celebrity chefs who celebrated Santos, and The TAO Group team showed their support for Santos with appearances by: Executive Chef Jonathan Kavourakis, Executive Chef and Partner Ralph Scamardella, Chef Sarah Nelson, Managing Partner Jared Boles, Kim Kurlanchik, and Partner Paul Goldstein.
SHARE serves up the unique communal dining that Santos has made his signature in his restaurants on the Lower East Side. This cookbook offers over 100 extraordinary “big platter” recipes for his creative take on old school favorites, specifically made for family-style dining, as well as small plates that are fun to serve when entertaining.
To celebrate this milestone for Santos, a special menu of signature dishes from Stanton Social and the cookbook were served throughout the evening, including: Potato and Goat Cheese Pierogies, Crab cake corn dogs, Cobb salad bites, Chicken taquitos, Chicken Arepas, Crispy Hard Shell Fish Tacos, Kobe Sliders, Philly Sliders and Warm doughnuts. Guests enjoyed the night’s signature cocktail, La Presa, from Jägermeister and ended the night with a heartfelt speech from Santos and sweet surprise – a SHARE covered vanilla cake, enjoyed by all.
Photo Credits: Julian Cassady