Good Taste

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center recently honored Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife, Margaret, at a fundraiser in the Knobloch Family Farmhouse. A chef, restaurateur and Food Network personality—the Emmy-nominated Iron Chef is a judge on Chopped, cohost of The Kitchen and host of the new primetime show Big Restaurant Bet. More than 120 guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Overlook Terrace with the Zakarians, followed by a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Robin Selden of Marcia Selden Catering. The event included wine pairings thanks to Glenville Wine & Spirits. Leigh Diffey served as MC. The event, “An Evening with Geoffrey & Margaret Zakarian,” owes its success to cochairs Lynn Villency Cohen and Carol Fedele and the generosity of corporate sponsors and individual donors. It will support SM&NC’s educational programming, both on-site and in classrooms. See more at the center at 39 Scofieldtown Road and online at

Geoffrey Zakarian, Harry Day, Melissa Mulrooney, Margaret Zakarian
Geoffrey Zakarian addresses guests, with Margaret at his side
Karen M. Kelly with Kathleen Bordelon
Selkowitz Family Great Room at Knobloch Family Farmhouse
(front) Jennifer Lapine, Marsha Shendell and Mark Lapine; Melissa Mulrooney and Harry Day
Event Cochairs Lynn Villency Cohen and Carol Fedele
Leigh Diffey
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