Moto to Host Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner on Monday, September 22


Executive Pastry Chef Claire Crenshaw will host the special benefit dinner, featuring Chef/Owner Rohini Dey of Vermilion Chicago and New York; JBF Winner, Charlie Trotter’s alum and Chef Debbie Gold of Kansas City; JBF Winner and Chef Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat and Little Goat; Charlie Trotter’s alum and Chef Anistar Meffert of Crop Bistro and Bar in Cleveland, Ohio; Chef Iliana Regan of Elizabeth Restaurant; JBF Winner, Charlie Trotter’s alum and Chef Mindy Segal of HotChocolate; and Proprietor and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh of The Boarding House. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

Innovative. Artistic. Thought-provoking. Surreal. Entertaining. All words used to describe Chef Homaro Cantu’s moto, a Michelin-starred restaurant and world-renowned leader in the post modern gastronomy movement. Equal parts chef and inventor, Cantu challenges and transcends limiting culinary conventions with Chef de Cuisine and moto partner, Chef Richard Farina. Guests who join us for an evening in our dining room can expect the unexpected. We hope to offer you an interactive, futuristic and overall exploratory dining experience. Simply put, moto is fine dining at its most adventuresome.

If it’s dining in our state of the art laboratory where chefs actively prepare your meal in front of you or taking a peek inside our state of the art indoor farm, our environment is a glimpse into the future of sustainable gastronomy.

Dining at moto is like actively engaging in a multi-sensory dining experience unlike any other around the world. The moto kitchen serves as a state of the art canvas for Chef Cantu and his gifted team to combine high-tech equipment and intricate techniques with exotic, sustainable and seasonally conscious ingredients from around the world. While our vision in gastronomy may at some times appear to be a note taken out of a far out science-fiction novel, the magnificent flavors and extreme attention to detail for each moto dish are indeed very real.