New York City 2013

Gotham Hall

Gotham Hall

Little Prince scores a goal for life in New York City

Benefit gala raised funds for health research for children and adolescents

The Little Prince Complex – which includes the largest pediatric hospital in Brazil, a college and the Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute – has reached beyond Brazil’s frontiers in order to make its cause known and to raise funds to maintain its services. A benefit gala was organized in New York City on May 8, 2013 and was sold out – with 350 people filling the famous Gotham Hall, in Manhattan, for the fourth edition of the Goals for Life Copa Gastronômica.

The Goals for Life Copa Gastronômica has as its patron the French chef Claude Troisgros. Before landing in New York City, the event had already been in Curitiba and São Paulo, in Brazil, and Paris, in France. In 2014, a new edition is planned for Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, in order to celebrate the FIFA World Cup that will take over the country.

For the benefit gala that happened in New York City, Troisgros rounded up a dream team of chefs that included the Brazilians Alex Atala, Roberta Sudbrack and Thomas Troisgros (Claude’s son), the French Daniel Boulud and the Swiss-French Daniel Humm – the last ones are radicated in the Big Apple. They were responsible not only for the exclusive menu, but also for live demonstrations on how to prepare their creations.

Another star of the night was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, patron of the Pelé Little Prince Research Institute, the organization directly benefited by the event. All funds raised will be directed towards research in the area of children and adolescent health care. Pelé and the chefs joined Little Prince’s directors Ety Cristina Forte Carneiro and José Álvaro Carneiro to introduce to the American public the noble cause of Brazil’s largest pediatric complex.

Daniele Behring was another illustrious presence attending the Goals for Life Copa Gastronômica. She was the special honoree of the night, having mobilized her contacts in Brazil and United States. Thanks to her support, 350 attendees and supporters filled the Gotham Hall.

It was not only the gourmet dinner that wowed those presents, but other special appearances, like that of Brazilian lyrical musicians for a special performance and by C. Hugh Hildesley, vice-president of Sotheby’s, who volunteered as auctioneer of donated works of art.

A noble cause
During the event, the Little Prince kicked off their fund raising campaign in order to build the Institute’s headquarters. This building will be the first construction to start the Bacacheri lot, in Curitiba; a property of Eunice Weaver Association of Paraná that was lent to the Complex.

The site is approximately 165,000 m² and has been administered by the Little Prince since 2012. The institution has plans of building an integrated health center – a hospital, an emergency station, an ambulatory unit and centers for education, research and culture, all aimed to those who live in the north region of Curitiba. To make this viable, the Little Prince has formalized an intention protocol with the state and municipal governments. In order to build the headquarters of the Institute, the directors of the Complex estimate that around R$ 6 million (Brazilian money) will be necessary during a period of two years. Every year, the Institute must raise R$ 2 million for maintenance costs, a sum that is raised by the Goals for Life program.

The New York City edition of Goals for Life Copa Gastronômica was the Complex’s first initiative to raise funds in the U.S., where philanthropy and contributing to social causes are ingrained in the local culture. Besides raising money through the dinner, the Complex aims to create and maintain a contribution network that will be linked permanently to the Institution.

Chefs

The dream team of chefs – chosen by the project’s patron, the chef Claude Troisgros – designed an exclusive menu: besides Troisgros, the chefs Alex Atala, Daniel Boulud, Roberta Sudbrack and Daniel Humm.

Alex Atala

Alex Atala

Chef Atala was considered Chef of the Year and his restaurant was rated the best one of South America

Claude Troisgros

Claude Troisgros

From France to Brazil, he loves our Brazilian gastronomy treasures. He is son of the famous chef Pierre Troisgros

Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud

Chef and entrepreneur who grew up in a farm in Lyon, he has restaurants in NYC, Miami and London

Daniel Humm

Daniel Humm

His restaurant received the highest grade from New York Times and, in 2012, the third star from Michelin Guide

Roberta Sudbrack

Roberta Sudbrack

She was the first woman to lead the kitchen of Palácio da Alvorada and her restaurant is among the world’s top 100

Thomas Troisgros

Thomas Troisgros

He is part of the fourth generation of a chefs’ clan who built much of the modern gastronomy

Gastronomy

A delicious menu with Brazilian ingredients, mingle to elements from American culinary and Spring – period in which was accomplished this Goals for Life Copa Gastronômica event, in the North Hemisphere –, was the great attraction of the night.

Andre Cypriano

Variation of malt with pretzel, peanuts and mustard

Daniel Humm

Andre Cypriano

Duo of beef with spring greens and pierre poivre sauce

Daniel Boulud

Andre Cypriano

Sea bass with caramelized bananas and achiote butter

Claude and Thomas Troisgros

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Poached free range eggs with bread crunch and foie gras

Roberta Sudbrack

Andre Cypriano

Flowers ceviche with orange blossom vinaigrette

Alex Atala

Cocktail hors d’oeuvres

Daniel Boulud

Pictures

Check out the photos of the New York City event. They were taken by André Cypriano, Jader Rocha, Karissa Van Tassel, Liudi and Ricardo de Mattos.

Sponsors

Know who contributed to the success of this edition:

– Co-chairs
Alexandre Behring
Belinda Badcock & Carlos Brito
Harf Family
Paul Kemsley & Dorit Lemel
Amália Spinardi & Roberto Thompson

– Committee
Ana Luiza & José Colagrossi
Sonia & Paulo Esteves
Tanae & Claudio Ferro
Camilla & Leonardo Gazal
Beatriz & Michael Andrew Hajjar
Mônica & Marçal Justen
Letícia Krause
Fernanda & Cristiano Leão
Rita Mirella Lurito
Lupércio Manoel e Souza
Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
Marcia & Chris Tucker

– Platinum
Daniele & Alexandre Behring
Belinda Badcock & Carlos Brito
Harf Family
Carlos Alberto Sicupira
Amália Spinardi & Roberto Thompson

– Gold
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

– Silver
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Continental Grain Company
Tanae & Claudio Ferro
Denisse & Alvaro Stainfeld
Dorinda & Mark Winkelman, Trustees for SPIA Foundation

– Bronze
Anete Agostinelli & Sany Marques
Anonymous
Renata & Claudio Garcia
Lisa & Fernando Gentil
Alicia & Philip Hammarskjold
Deepa & Munir Javeri
J.P. Morgan
Mônica & Marçal Justen
Alyson & Will Landers
Rita & Stephen Lurito
Shelly & Tony Malkin
Morgan Stanley
Jill & Miguel Patricio
Pfizer Inc

– Patrons
The Ansin Family
Fernanda & Paulo Basilio
Melinda & Brian Carroll
Marcos G. Cohen, E.V.P., Douglas Elliman, Laura di Bonaventura & Frits van Paasschen
Sonia & Paulo Esteves
Eucatex
FutureBrand
Camilla & Leonardo Gazal
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hajjar
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Hecker
Janaina & Bernardo Hees
Rodrigo González & Ricardo Polmon, Lua Propaganda
Paula & Marcelo Madeiros
Trina & Mike Overlock
Diana & Bernardo Paiva
Raphael Pinheiro
Salomon & Company, PC
Marcia & Richard Scheiner

– Friends
Mariana Bertolla
Claudio Bertolla
Nilda Monteiro Calife
Patricia & Mario Caterina
Katucha & Luis Felipe Dutra L.
Betsy Kelley Evans
Patricia Franklin & Alan Rivera
Maria Aparecida Galbier-Briger
Celso Hey
Edson Hong
Jonathan House, MD
Erica & Michael Karsch
Renata & Ilan Kelson
Lua Propaganda
Cristienne Maria Monteiro Minniti
Vivienne Maria Monteiro Minniti
Linsey & Doug Munro
Vanuce & Sergio Pedreiro
Cesar A. Guimaraes P.
Pittman Family Foundation
Cristina & Herman Walter Pye III
William A. Sahlman
Iara Souto
Marcia & Chris Tucker

– Contributors
Theresa & Keith Goldberg
Timothy Kingston
Fernanda & Cristiano Leão
Allie & Steven Marks
Maria & Mark Schmidt