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Mark Gaier (left) and Clark Frasier signing their latest cookbook in 2011 (Press Herald file photo)

A few good friends are helping chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic Ogunquit restaurant, Arrows, next month.

On Sunday, Sept. 22, an impressive roster of culinary stars, including chef Jeremiah Tower, former Bon Appetit editor Barbara Fairchild, renowned pastry chef Jim Dodge and Gaier and Frasier's fellow competitors on Top Chef Masters Season Four, will join the duo at an anniversary gala. The event begins at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and champagne on the front lawn and a tour of the Arrows garden, followed by dinner in the recently remodeled restaurant dining room.

The menu will include dishes created by the Top Chef Masters chefs — Patricia Yeo of Om and Moksa in Boston, Sue Torres of Suenos in New York City, Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle in Chicago and Debbie Gold of The American Restaurant in Kansas — in addition to Tower, Fairchild and Dodge.

The cost is $149 per person; $195 per person with wine. For reservations: 207-361-1100.

Gaier and Frasier opened Arrows in 1988 and their second Ogunquit restaurant, MC Perkins Cove, in 2005. In 2010, they were named Best Chefs, Northeast, by the James Beard Foundation. This fall, they will open MC Medici in Boston.

About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or mgoad@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @meredithgoad


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