Photos by David Allen
The 13th Annual Hamptons Happening celebrated culinary excellence, philanthropy and science for a cancer cure, to benefit the research programs of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). The event marked the announcement of two new SWCRF research grants and closed with exciting performances by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and recording artist Sophie Beem, a protégé of Beyoncé.
The tasting stations surrounding honoree Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s showcase of cuisine and desserts included an array of popular restaurants, chefs and spirits brands: The Savory: The 21 Club; Backyard Brine Pickle Co.; Calissa, Chef Dominic Rice; Centro Trattoria and Bar; Eataly; The Golden Pear, Keith Davis; Chef Gabriel Kreuther; Manna, Chef Marco Barrila; Neuman’s Kitchen, Paul Neuman; Saaz Indian Restaurant, Sameer Mohan; Seafood Shop, Colin Mather; and The Union League Club, Russell Rosenberg. The Sweet: Candied Anchor, Jillian Rennar; Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cakes, Susan Walsh; Erica’s Rugelach, Erica Kalick; Lisa Vivo Custom Cakes, Lisa Vivo; Magnolia Bakery, Bobbie Lloyd; and Southfork Bakery. Beverages: Doña Sarita Mezcal, Haas Brothers, Keith’s Nervous Breakdown Margarita Mix, Moët, Montauk Brewing Co., Montauk Hard Label Whiskey, Palm Bay International, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.