David France and Joy Tomchin at GMHC's “Savor.” | GAY CITY NEWS
In a lavish dinner gala dubbed “Savor,” featuring a four-course dinner served up by renowned chefs, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis paid tribute to Joy A. Tomchin, a former board president who was the producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague,” and to the Keith Haring Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by the estate of the late iconic artist who died of AIDS in 1990.
Tomchin is pictured here with David France, the director of “Plague,” who introduced Tomchin to the audience.
Some of the activists profiled in the film, including Peter Staley, Mark Harrington, and David Barr were also on hand for the gala, which was hosted by Cynthia Nixon.
The evening’s chefs were Alex Guarnaschelli of the Darby and Butter, Justin Warner of Do or Dine, Colleen Grapes of the Harrison and the Red Cat, and Silvano Fiorindo of Cipriani 42nd Street, where the dinner was held.