Friday, August 19, 2022

Met Gala Chef Defends Menu After KeKe Palmer Mocks Food in Instagram Photo
keKe Palmer (Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America)

*Keke Palmer may not be invited back to the annual star-studded Met Gala after she posted a photo of her wilted salad as part of her 3-course meal at the event held on Monday night in NYC.

The actress captioned the image: “This is why they don’t show y’all the food. I’m just playing.”

Per TMZ…Chef Marcus Samuelsson — the restaurateur/chef who helped select the 10 up-and-coming chefs who created the Met Gala menu — defended the menu at the  $30,000-$50,000 per ticket Met Gala. In case you missed it, check out Palmer’s post of her plate below.

READ MORE: Keke Palmer to Co-Host Met Gala Livestream

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Here’s more from the outlet:

As for Keke’s plate, Marcus tells us it was barley topped with roasted mushrooms, tomato salad with corn and zucchini slices. Marcus says food, like anything, is a matter of taste, and it tasted plenty good. Marcus, in collaboration with Bon Appétit, selected and then challenged 10 NY chefs to create a sustainable, plant-based menu … hence all the fruits and veggies. Some of the fare included 6 hors d’oeuvres and a watermelon pumpkin salad. Dessert included an apple topped with chocolate mousse … because this event’s about as boujee as it gets.

We previously reported… Keke Palmer was tapped to co-host the first-ever live-streamed Met Gala on Monday, September 13th. 

“American Independence” was the official dress code, inspired by the Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition, “Part One — In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” ET Canada reports. “It was revealed earlier this year that the Met Gala would be returning twice after it was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

As reported by Vogue, Part two, “An Anthology of Fashion,” will open on May 5, 2022, in the period rooms of the museum’s American Wing. The live stream for the first part will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET, live from New York City. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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