1. Veuve Clicquot Dinner for Charlie Trotter
On September 16, Masa Takayama, Thomas Keller, Nori Sugie, and Gray Kunz each prepare a tasty dish to celebrate the perfectionist, foie gras–shunning Charlie Trotter—whose long-awaited TWC restaurant is now slated for early 2006—and maybe gently nudge him into speeding it up a bit ($650 per person; at Café Gray).
2.A Thousand Stars at Per Se
The next evening, the perfectionist, foie gras–loving Keller cooks a fabulous nine-course dinner for a lucky few at Per Se; a portion of the $1,000-per-person take will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.