Jay and Anne Hearst McInerney Throw a Party For the Launch of Elisabeth de Kergorlay's New Line of Gourmet Frozen Food



Babeth's Feast proprietor Elisabeth de Kergorlay Where in the Hamptons can you find a princess (Yasmin Aga Khan), a countess (LuAnn de Lesseps), a rock musician (Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters), a television news anchor (Alina Cho), and an emu, all in the same place? Only at the home of Jay and Anne Hearst McInerney, passionate collectors of wine, art, antiques, people, and a handful of exotic birds (not to mention alpacas, donkeys, and goats). The occasion? A cocktail party and dinner celebrating the launch of their friend Elisabeth de Kergorlay’s new line of gourmet frozen foods, Babeth’s Feast, which has just opened a brick-and-mortar takeout shop on the Upper East Side.

“The frozen food from Picard in Paris is divine—I can’t believe New York hasn’t had anything similar,” says de Kergorlay, who cut her teeth as an investor in Le Pain Quotidien. She’s clearly onto something, as the evening’s guests devoured the I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-homemade hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and everything in between. It seems the latest catchphrase in a food-obsessed world will soon be “freezer to table.”

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A version of this article appeared in the August 1, 2014 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Babeth's Feast

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