As I've said before, Brooklyn is the place to be for foodies -- or anyone who appreciates a good deal (and a tasty meal), scintillating conversation or all of the above.
Today is my hubby's birthday, so I plan to cook him something special and stay home to celebrate. But if you're in the mood to go out on the town and do something fun and food-related, you're in luck. There's plenty of events to choose from tonight (April 6):
1. Melt's "Taste of Life Tasting Menu"
Melt Brooklyn 5-course Tasting Menu $30
TEMPURA FRIED OYSTER
Soy and Dashi Dipping Sauce
ATLANTIC SALMON CEVICHE
Avocado, Wasabi, Salmon Roe
POTATO AND LEEK SOUP
Grass Fed Lamb Burger, Sunny Side Egg, Beet Relish on Brioche.
GRANNY SMITH APPLE TART
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
created by Mark Simmons, Executive Chef
Pair each course with a taste of 5 carefully selected wines $20
Call 718.230.5925 to secure a table as seating is limited.
2. Edible Brooklyn & Edible Manhattan Magazines Present
GOOD SPIRITS, a cocktail celebration, at The Bell House, 6-9 pm
Brooklyn-based mixology-minded chefs will strive for liquid symbiosis, cooking up perfect pairings for cocktails made with storied spirits. They'll be pouring Empire State favorites like Tuthilltown Spirits and Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, as well as small batch selections from Vertical Vodka, Chartreuse and Ilegal Mezcal.
The Vanderbilt, No. 7, James, Walter Foods, The Farm on Adderley and Palo Santo will be on hand to prepare food.
A special guest bartender will provide bite-by-sip commentary.
Tickets are just $40 for an evening of food, drink and merriment.
Information at www.ediblebrooklyn.com and www.ediblemanhattan.com or contact Samantha Seier, email@example.com.
3. The powerHouse Arena is hosting a book release party:
Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)
Edited by Moby with Miyun Park
Tuesday, April 6, 7–9PM
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
Multi-platinum musician Moby has compiled writings from 15 of the country's leading food-minded folks who lay out a hard-hitting and eye-opening guide to the meat you eat.
Moby and co-editor Miyun Park, Executive Director of Global Animal Partnership, as well as a selection of Gristle's contributors, will be present to discuss and sign the book. Refreshments will be served.
Just because I'm staying home doesn't mean you have to! Now I've got to figure out what to cook for Avo's birthday dinner tonight.