The Conservative Chef of the Met Gala defends the quality of the dishes served at the Ritzy Shindig… this after Keke Palmer posted pictures of the food that seemed to recall the Fyre Festival.
Marcus Samuelsson – the restaurateur / chef who helped select the 10 up-and-coming chefs who created the Met Gala menu – tells TMZ… for starters, yes, Keke’s photo is actually part of what was served at $ 30,000 $ 50,000 per evening of tickets.
As for Keke’s plate, Marcus tells us it was barley topped with roasted mushrooms, a tomato salad with corn and zucchini slices. Marcus says food, like everything, is about taste, and it was very good.
Marcus says the 3 course meal was delicious… and the comments he received have been amazing.
Marcus, in collaboration with Bon Appétit, selected and then challenged 10 New York chefs to create a sustainable vegetable menu… hence all the fruits and vegetables. However… Keke’s photo, which showed the entrance, had pretty much everyone talking laughing on social media.
One person wrote: “It was clearly a ‘eat before you get there’ thing.” Someone else said, “They’re all feeding you like it’s the Fyre Festival.”
Check out some of the dishes, including 6 appetizers and a pumpkin-watermelon salad.
Dessert included an apple topped with chocolate mousse… and because this event is about as hot as it gets.
It sounds like a bomb. ??