We hope by now you’re all over your holiday food comas, because it’s time for round two—Hanukkah is upon us and Christmas is not far behind ! How better to celebrate the festival of lights, than with worldly interpretations of the always delicious Latke. You might find us at City Winery this Sunday checking out Mexican, Chinese, Israeli, or Cuban potato pancakes with fabulous wine to wash them down. Join us by purchasing tickets here. More in the mood for holiday sweets ? Then help raise money for PS 29 in Brooklyn by feasting on pie from their celebrity judge studded event. And if you’re still hungry Sunday night, Back Forties’ new Sunday series of one pot dinners sound soul warming – especially tempting with this turn in temperature. We hope you have a cheer filled weekend – stay warm ! (Written by Lizzy, Photos by Karen Mordechai from a private sunday suppers event, more on that next week)
Happy weekend everyone ! What are you all up to ?? We’re excited to check out “9”, a North African restaurant by Michael Berardino of the Dell’anima, ‘Inoteca, L’artusi empire (some of our favorites) in Hell’s Kitchen (53rd + 9th). Sounds so yummy. And Friday we might join the Feast Conference to celebrate what is local and good, and rub shoulders with some pretty cool people . We’re also excited to see NY Mag take over the Hester Street Fair with more than 40 restaurants and food trucks. Someone might need to roll us home… Hope to see you all out and about ! xo
Below is our recipe for Broccoli and Burrata with a warm anchovy & caper dressing (courtesy of Camille Becerra)…bon appetite !
French cheese + black truffles. need we say more ?
And with this post we’ve finished up pizza week, (next week we’ll be posting some of our lovely antipasti recipes as well). The rain has finally subsided and we are ready to enjoy this beautiful weekend. And from the looks of all these great local events—happily eat and drink our way through it ! If your near Astor Place you might find us as one of these many events over three days dedicated to the delicious Italian Wine, Spumante. Yum. Or if you’re feeling more serious perhaps you should attend one of these New York Times, timestalks Friday or Saturday. Hungry ? Visit the New York Botanical Garden for a Harvest Festival featuring celebrity Chefs Sunday and Monday. Bon Weekend !
Happy October everyone ! What are you doing this weekend ?? Want to learn the fundamentals of Japanese cooking ? You can this Sunday at En Japanese Brasserie with Executive chef Hiroki Abe and cookbook author Harris Salat. Learn more about the lesson here. Or eat yummy Epicuious hosted dinners tonight and tomorrow at SoHo Mansion by Lidia Bastianich or Marcus Samuelsson. Purchase tickets here . Think you’ll still be raring to go Monday ? Head to Chelsea Market for 11 ingredient dinners as a part of “Eat Drink Local,” hosted by Edible Manhattan. You can get tickets for the 6pm event here. Enjoy + stay dry !!
It’s a little hot here to call it a beautiful fall weekend, but we’re excited to be here anyway ! Here are a few tips on what to do this weekend….
This dinner at Roberta’s Saturday night looks awesome. It combines all their talents + hard work with a live DJ from their Heritage Radio Network, dinner featuring farmers from the Heritage Farmers USA, and six point ale. And Saturday day we’re pretty intrigued by the oyster extravaganza at the Grand Central Oyster bar. Stop by for demonstrations, tastings and contests, from noon to four. And maybe end your weekend with multiple microbrews and an amazing locally sourced (from Brooklyn Grange) dinner at Jimmy’s 43 this Sunday. Buy your tickets here . What else are you guys up to while we still have warm weather to enjoy ? We hope you have a lovely time, and be sure to come visit next week, where we continue the grilled pizza posts.
Happy Labor day ! Like most, we are headed far out of town ; to Israel and Wyoming ! But if you’ve made this weekend a staycation, don’t despair, there’s lots of fun activities right here in our backyard. First you must check out the new Eataly market/restaurant/rooftop pub and so much more. Between the oyster + wine bars, gorgeous charcuterie platters, a plethora of busy men with beautiful Italian accents, and every Italian candy and canned tomato the side of the Atlantic it is, quite frankly, not to be believed. And did you see how nice the weather report is ? Sunday you should check out The Eagle Street Rooftop Farm with a special presentation from food writer Cathy Erway (remember her quest to avoid restaurants for a year ?!) . We’ve been dying to get over there for their beautiful produce ! We’re also a little jealous of the Parked : Food Truck Festival on Governor’s Island this Sunday. Take a free ferry over and taste the best there is to offer on wheels.
Above photo is a sneak peek from next week’s posts from our grilled pizza supper.
At our Ladies Lunch we served a Berry Lemonade with Basil Simple Syrup, it was refreshing and quite a hit – so we promised to post the recipe (see recipe card below). As a take home we gave out jars of Raspberry Lychee jams. All the labels and sign you see are from the fab Betsy Dunlap. A warm thank you again to all our guests and vendors for sharing such a lovely day with us.
This weekend is going to be beautiful out and we’re so excited, we’re thinking of going to the Hester Street Market downtown to check out some new vendors. Other things going on about town are : The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, would pair perfectly with a little picnic in the park. Brooklyn Honey is hosting a bike tour of all the (now legal) hives in the area and there’s a neighborhood pig roast and sidewalk party on North 3rd and Kent Ave (you must buy tickets in advance here). What are you guys doing this glorious weekend ?
Hello all – sorry for the quite blog week, we were away for a little personal trip and we’ve just been catching up on everything. But here’s a little peak at what’s coming next week, photos from our Little Flower School and the Ladies Lunch- so please come back and visit next week.
And now for the weekend guide- If you weren’t able to purchase tickets for our Grilled Pizza Making this Sunday before we sold out, here are some other fun foody options for your entertainment:
Join Smith + Mills Saturday at 11:15am for an oyster shucking lesson ! Chef Nick Korbee with be your instructor, and class is followed but a delicious brunch of Penn Cove oysters + Rainier cherries, grapefruit brulee + lemon mascarpone, and poached eggs with Bluepoint oyster fritter, roasted potatoes, and choron sauce. Plus a cocktail, all for $18.
Saturday and Sunday visit Blue Hill Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York for their “Summer on the farm” weekend (a Sunday Suppers dream). You’ll find family friendly activities including vegetable scavenger hunts for kiddies and canning classes for adults. For your different ticket options, look here.
Meet Basis local food delivery bright and early this Saturday, and join them for a tour of Washington County Farm. You will get to dig your own potatoes, and be served a yummy farm-to-table lunch, and visit Battenkill Valley Creamery (ice cream !). Meet Basis at 8am at 420 W 14th Street, and purchase tickets first, here.
What are you doing this weekend ? Feel free to post any other events we may have missed & Have a wonderful weekend
Join the Institute of Culinary Education this Saturday, on a walking tour of Astoria Queens. Learn about the local Mediterranean cuisine with visits Fishmongers, grocers, butchers and more. Get details and purchase your $75 ticket here. Starts at 11am.
This Sunday Black Rabbit Bar in Greenpoint is hosting a Lobster Roll and Maine Beerfest. Join them for Allagash beers and yummy lobster.
The Franks have expanded into retail and opened: Prime Meats Delicat-essen and Provisions – a small storefront next door to Prime meats, stocked with pantry supplies and a deli case filled with meats and sausages.
You’ll also find our fave Frankies-branded olive oil.
Have a wonderful weekend – xoxo
Our old favorite New Amsterdam Market is up and running this Saturday in the South Street Seaport ! The vendors will be showing an extra effort for the City of Water Day, with all sorts of top notch picnic provisions
Food For Thought :: $41 (at least $30 of which will go to the cause) have some mint juleps, beer, food courtesy of the Cleaver Company, and live music. Buy tickets here
Have a wonderful weekend….xo