Who said St. Patrick’s Day needs to revolve around corned beef, green beer and cabbage? This year, Northside kicked off the holiday in high style, spending the evening at Soho House’s screening room, chatting with culinary supergod, Eric Ripert, as well as LCD Soundsystem’s multi-talented frontman, James Murphy.
Brooklyn magazine’s very own food editor, Sarah Zorn, moderated a spirited discussion between the unlikely duo, throwing out burning questions such as how they’d characterize their style as leaders (Murphy admits to occasionally letting his emotions get the better of him, while Ripert, a longtime Buddhist, is known for running a happy, zen-like kitchen). As the evening wore on, even more wonderful nuggets of personal information came to light, that went well beyond restaurants and records and awards and accolades — such as the fact that Murphy is currently preoccupied with churning his own butter, and that Ripert’s career was almost sidetracked by becoming a male model.
Look out for more of these kinds of conversation at Taste Talks 2015!