During fashion week, you are much more likely to find a free glass of champagne than a healthy snack. From models to editors to PR girls, fashion week is a seven-day long sprint and a lot of people pride themselves on their ability to treat food as an afterthought (and usually a rushed and unhealthy one). Enter Elettra Weidemann and Goodness.
Goodness is a pop-up restaurant that the model/activist created to provide the fashion community with easy access to affordable, locally sourced food. Housed in the Robert, the 9th floor restaurant of the Museum of Art & Design (and a convenient three blocks from Lincoln Center), this season's restaurant features big name chefs Mario Batali, Alain Allegretti, Julian Medina, and Leo Forneas rotating in and out of the kitchen.
I stopped by Goodness yesterday for lunch on the Mario Batali day and the food was delicious. Batali does a spin on porchetta, using turkey instead of the traditional pork, and our meal started with the creamiest white bean soup I have ever had. I'd slurp on that soup every day of my life.
As an added bonus, proceeds from all of this amazing food will benefit City Harvest, which is dedicated to feeding New York's hungry. If you can still snag a reservation, I highly recommend that you swing by.