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President Barack Obama
Tonight, Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons are hosting a gala fund-raiser for President Obama this evening at ABC Kitchen, located at 35 East 18th Street (between Broadway and Park Ave. South).
The pair are hosting along with ABC Carpet & Home's CEO, Paulette Cole, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Gramercy Park neighbor, restaurateur and financier Phil Suarez.
Tickets start at $1,000 for a standard guest and go up to $35,800 for a vice chair, which includes a meeting and photo with the president. Guests have been issued orders to be there by 5:20 p.m. and told not to bring cameras.
In 2011, ABC Kitchen won the James Beard Foundation Award for "Best New Restaurant." This year, ABC Kitchen Chef Dan Kluger is a James Beard Award Semifinalist for "Best Chef: NYC." Phil Suarez, Suarez Restaurant Group is a Semifinalist for "Outstanding Restaurateur."