The event is hosted by and a benefit for The Food Bank for New York City. Performances by Daniel Nardicio, David Ilku, David Rakoff, Dirty Martini, Flotilla DeBarge, Lucy Sexton, Nora Burns, Penny Arcade and others.
Guests will also be able to taste for a selection of Restaurant Florent menu items.
Director David Signal, a devotee of the bistro, decided to document the restaurant’s history (including its wild parties) after hearing rumors that through-the-roof rents in the now gentrified area might force the closure of the restaurant (it closed in 2008).
Tickets are available on the NYC Food Film Festival Website.
for $75. There are also VIP tickets (limited) for $125. The VIP tickets include a gift bag and early entry at 8 p.m.
You can see a trailer here- www.nowness.com/day/2010/5/28/662/florent--a-downtown-swan-song