Witkoff, Fisher Brothers and New Valley, in conjunction with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, officially unveiled the Grand Dining Room within luxury residential tower 111 Murray Street with a live cooking demonstration from renowned chef, Elizabeth Falkner. Complete with a spring-inspired tasting menu, more than 50 select guests were able to experience the space and food prepared by Falkner, a cookbook author and former chef who has appeared on over 40 cooking competitions on Food Network, Cooking Channel, Bravo and more.
The Grand Dining Room is one of many ground floor amenities featured within 111 Murray Street, a glass Tribeca residential tower that also features a unique lobby, lounge, demonstration kitchen and patisserie on the same floor, all designed by David Rockwell.
Celebrated chef, Elizabeth Falkner was born in San Francisco, grew up in Los Angeles and moved and worked her way up in kitchens in San Francisco in the 1990’s and owned and ran several restaurants through 2014. Today she does recipe development and consults for numerous products and brands. She also does motivational speaking and has been a guest speaker at Yale University several times and at Columbia University, as well as at various corporations, groups, and events.
Now living in New York, she is an author of three cookbooks and an upcoming memoir. Cooking competitions are a favorite “sport” for Chef Falkner. She has appeared on over 40 of the television cooking competition programs on Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Bravo, NBC, as well as made appearances on many other shows. She has appeared in many food magazines and has received multiple awards, as well as a nomination for a James Beard Award (2005).
Falkner is a long time member and on the board of directors who served as the president of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs from April 2014 to April 2015 and was re-elected president in 2019 through 2020.
A graduate from San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in film, Falkner has produced two short films with food themes in 2018; “Food Games-Sustainability” which she also hosted, and a documented performance piece called “Croquembouche Samurai” she performed at SoHo House in NYC.