Penny Arcade
(© Jasmine Hirst)
Penny Arcade
(© Jasmine Hirst)
Daniel Nardicio, David Ilku, David Rakoff, Dirty Martini, Flotilla DeBarge, Lucy Sexton, Nora Burns, and Penny Arcade are set to perform at a benefit event celebrating the world premiere of the film Florent: Queen of the Meat Market, to be held on June 24 at the Altman Building as part of the New York Food Film Festival. Murray Hill will host the performance, which will raise funds for The Food Bank for New York City and which has been curated by Kevin Malony and Kirstin Marting.

Florent, named after its owner Florent Morellet, was a restaurant in the meatpacking district that, in its 23 year history, attracted everyone from Julianne Moore, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, to Dianne von Furstenburg and Isaac Mizrahi, all of whom are captured in the film, which is directed by David Sigal. In addition to the screening and the performance, the event will feature tastings of select dishes from Florent's original menu, including the most popular dish, Evelyne's Goat Cheese Salad.

General admission tickets $75. A limited number of VIP Tickets are available for $125, which include early entry at 8:00 PM and a VIP Gift Bag.

For further information, visit: www.nycfoodfilmfestival.com.