The Gold Coast
by pam arnowitz
Richard Avedon: Photographer of Influence
Visit Nassau County Museum of Art before September 4 to experience the dramatic blackand- white works of this fabled photographer who straddled the worlds of fashion and art. Located on the former Frick Estate, the 145- acre property is a glorious picnic destination as well. Make sure to tour the various sculpture gardens during your visit. 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, 516-484-9338; nassaumuseum.com
Hollywood drifts East with the first annual Gold Coast International Film Festival. Highlights from the five-day fest will include the openingnight event at Hempstead House on May 31, question-and-answer sessions with notable filmmakers and a family film day coordinated with local Nassau County street fairs. goldcoastfilmfestival.org
New to the Gold Coast is Philippe Chow, who brings with him his eponymous restaurant of classic Chinese cuisine with haute flair. The eatery is an intimate and romantic setting that exudes elegance, its distinctive wine rooms perfect for a private dinner fête. Chef Chow’s signature favorites: his chicken satay and Peking duck. Scrumptious! 399 Jericho Tpk., Jericho, 516-605-2555; philippechow.com
Where do you get your inspiration from?
PHILIPPE CHOW: My culture and my love of fresh ingredients.
Who is your Iron Chef favorite?
PC: Bobby Flay. He is a great entertainer and is very talented.
What’s in your fridge?
PC: Little Chinatown!
What are three “must-haves” for your kitchen?
PC: 1) Wok; 2) rolling pin; and 3) my countertop home duck oven prototype that I’m designing.
Where do you go to relax?
PC: The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Fort Lauderdale, or my restaurant in South Beach.
The Long Island chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children afflicted with these difficult diseases. In addition to its many support programs, CCFA runs Camp Oasis, a weeklong, coed residential camp for kids living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This year it will be held at Camp Scatico in Elizaville, New York, from August 16 to 21. ccfa.org
photographs courtesy of the richard avedon foundation; andy lai photography (chow)