It’s NY Auto Show Week, and chefs want in too.
For those of us in the food world who happen to be car geeks, the New York International Auto Show is like the Aspen Food and Wine Festival. The annual showcase for the automotive world kicks off this Friday and runs through April 27 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. As we’re getting amped up to see the latest Audis, Benzes and Cadillacs, we asked 5 chefs from around the US to tell us about their current rides, their dream cars and the best food-related road trips they’ve ever taken. Check it out.
Kevin Nashan, chef/owner, Sidney Street Cafe (St. Louis, MO)
What kind of car do you currently drive and how do you feel about it?
[Chevy] Suburban. I love it!!
What’s the best car you’ve ever owned and what happened to it?
Either my Suburban or Toyota Land Cruiser — both are built like tanks! The Land Cruiser I sold when I moved to NYC.
What’s your dream car and why?
Either an IH scout, or a 356 Porsche (1948)
What’s in your trunk and what’s in your glove compartment?
No trunk. In the glove compartment I currently have insurance papers, change, scissors to cut herbs and other edible stuff, a book on wild edibles…..
What’s the best food road trip you’ve ever taken in a car (and which kind of car)?
There have been many. Probably the best one in recent memory was last summer. I took my brother and five of my cooks to Chicago for one day. We ate at the Slurping Turtle, Yusho, Au Cheval, Trencherman, Publican, Big Star, GT Fish and Oyster and then for dessert we did a full vegan tasting menu at Next. Oh and by the way this was to and from in one day, all in the Suburban.