[Drew Nieporent, Barbara Fairchild. All photos by WILL RAGOZZINO for PMc]. Last night at Vermillion, culinary notables mingled at Bon Appetit's annual Chef's Night Out event. Salman Rushdie, Daniel Boulud, Pichet Ong, Drew Nieporent, Andrew Carmellini, Anne Burrell, Thomas Keller, Paul Liebrandt, Josh Ozersky, Cesare Casella and a handful of former Top Chef contestants toasted this traditional James Beard Award kickoff celebration and Media Award wind down, honoring the best of the best of the food industry in 2009.
Daniel Boulud, Gavin Kaysen, Thomas Keller
Salman Rushdie, Pia Glenn
Paul Liebrandt, Harry Weiswasser, Rohini Dey, Josh Ozersky
Anne Burrell, Susan Ungaro, Lee Alexander, Aysha Saeed