Note: Jersey Bites was invited to visit Liberty Science Center and our writer received a complimentary meal.
It’s one thing to watch chefs on TV do their thing: adding spices here, tasting over there, all while making it look effortless. It is quite another thing to see them in action, in person. As was in my case when I was lucky enough to watch both Alex Guarnaschelli and Donatella Arpaia put their culinary talents to great cause while recreating the final 10-course meal served aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic.
Upon walking into the kitchen area at The Liberty Science Center, I was immediately drawn to Chef Guarnaschelli meticulously adding micro greens atop her cold asparagus vinaigrette dish. She was focused and direct with her staff, showing me that her talents go way beyond the TV camera. Then, while posing for media photos, I witnessed how Donatella switched from Kodak moment to Chef moment so she could check for spices within the soup duo of the night.
So this was the beginning of my night where the main attraction had nothing to do the backroom kitchen. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which opened October 31, is an exhibition that would make any historian (or fan of that Leo movie from way back) proud.
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard