Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2018.41.1
Dimensions: 36 in X 24 in
Dimensions (Metric): 91.44 cm X 60.96 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Barbara Ball Buff in honor of Jan S. Ramirez and Amy Weinstein
Poster for the September 21, 1999 Catskill Cuisine event hosted by Michael Lomonaco at the Windows on the World restaurant and sponsored by The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, The Watershed Agricultural Council, the Catskill Association of Tourism Services, and Catskill Family Farms. The poster features an illustration of a green cat wearing overalls and a wide-brimmed hat and holding a gigantic carrot. Baskets overflowing with vegetables are next to the cat. Text on the poster is handwritten in multiple colors and lists the event details along with a list of the produce being tasted and sold. Designed by Milton Glaser.
As head chef at Windows on the World, Michael Lomonoco appreciated fresh, locally sourced produce in season, which was featured in the changing menus he orchestrated for the restaurants under his control in the North Tower. On September 21, 1999, he helped to organize an event in the 106th floor ballroom of Windows on the World showcasing the agricultural bounty of the Catskill farm region. Well-known chefs from around the city were on hand to mingle with guests and, very likely, to share samples of dishes that incorporated Catskill-grown farm products.