Above-left: Frankie, my sous-chef, clearly jealous of my culinary prowess (my artisanal flatbread, seen here, was unanimously crowned “dish of the night”)

We’ve been told from day one that Bilzin Sumberg hires summer associates with the intent that they will one day become partners at the Firm. While this may sound too good to be true, attendance at last night’s dinner event exemplifies Bilzin Sumberg’s dedication to retaining the highly qualified attorneys that began their careers here as summer associates.

In addition to the 2016 summer associate stars, the event’s guest list included prominent members of previous summer classes, such as Leah Aaronson, Desiree Fernandez, Jerry Goldsmith, Jared Spector, Shalia Sakona, Lori Lustrin, Mildred Gomez, and Jeff Snyder. The night was made even more special thanks to guest appearances from Jessica Buchsbaum and Jay Sakalo who, while not summer associates at Bilzin Sumberg themselves, are certainly honorary members of the 2016 class.

Two Chefs Restaurant describes the private-party cooking class as a “cooking adventure… under the guidance of a chef… designed to build camaraderie while honing your cooking skills.” This description, while accurate, omits the wine that was certainly responsible for some of the more “imaginative” artisanal flatbread topping combinations. Other culinary highlights of the evening included pecan crusted lump crab cake, ahi tuna tartare, stuffed mushroom caps, Caesar salad, toasted quinoa, grilled salmon, and grilled New York strip steak (as if we weren’t already fed well enough).
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Last night, the Restructuring & Bankruptcy group hosted their summer associate event at Two Chefs.  We were able to cook together (supervised by professionals, of course) and get to know each other a little better.  We stayed on task because Chef Jose told us if we didn’t cook, we weren’t eating!

 

souffle team

Jay Sakalo & Shalia Sakona on the souffle team

Amy and Veronica crab cakes

Amy Podolsky & Veronica Gordon show off their crab cakes

Dan salmon

Dan Gielchinsky makes salmon skewers

David and Mindy risotto

David De La Flor and Mindy Mora make risotto

JMS souffle making

Jay Sakalo is in souffle making mode

making crab cakes

Veronica Gordon and Amy Podolsky prepare crab cakes

Michael scallops

Michael Levine serves scallops

Souffle

Souffle: The Perfect End to dinner!