Eugene DuBow had three reasons for being at the Nyack Center Sunday night. One, he loves the Men Cooking Event and hasn’t missed it in ten years. Two, it's his last week as a septuagenarian. And three, he was celebrating Fathers' Day with his two daughters and wife Patricia DuBow, Mayor of South Nyack.
“I have learned to walk a step behind my wife—I am like Prince Philip,” DuBow joked after being asked what it was like to be at this event with the South Nyack Mayor.
Over 40 men participated in this year’s Men Cooking at the Nyack Center event, sponsored by Donna Cox of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The crowd was hungry and the chefs were ready with everything from short ribs to homemade strawberry ice cream.
“I am a vegetarian and it was perfect,” said Reed DuBow, Eugene's daughter. “I had the vegetarian chili and a delicious cucumber and apple salad.”
Among the chefs were the grandsons of Sid Paul, a former member of the Nyack Center Board. Zach Paul whipped up chili and Michael Paul was part of the dessert area, dishing out his scrumptious brownies. They were the youngest participants.
The celebrity chef for the evening was Senator David Carlucci, who cooked meat lasagna with his wife. Nyack’s Mayor Richard Kavesh produced some delicious pies, and Kim Cross of Nyack Center was very pleased with the turnout.
Men Cooking were: Paul Weiss, Steve Cea, Kevin Graham, Tevye Brown, Kendell Brenner, Tom Zugibe, Bill Munn, Zach Paul, Michael and David Paul, Tom Burns, Steve Becker, Richard Kavesh, Michael Kuhling, Duane Stilwell & Sons, Thomas Schneck & Sons, Joshua Weinman, Chris Knoebel, Earl Miller, Michael Kriz, Senator David Carlucci, Michael Bruhn, Dan Giordano, JHake Giordano, Paul Castro, Erik Simon, Marty Flaxman, David Hazan, Michael Mark, Patrick Hutchins, Art Bridgman, Matt Needell & Sons, John Molina, Matthew Reinheimer, Nick Howard, Richard Kohlhausen, David Ruben, Noah Rosher.