Tuesday, September 24, 2013
out in Nebraska, I got to be involved in an Outstanding in the Field dinner--here's a Serious Eats piece I wrote regarding their farm dinners. Well, the crew was traveling through the New York area about two weeks ago and I helped out again for their dinner at the original Brooklyn Grange!
Riverpark and wines from Brooklyn Oenology (drop the O, pronounce it ee-nology) were the stars of the night, and my personal favorite course involved squid ink pasta from Sfoglini. The pasta was covered with grilled octopus, clams, Carmen peppers, and it was all sorts of goodness. Like you wake up in the middle of the night and take an extra forkful straight out of the fridge good. The entire meal looked scrumptious, the end of shift family meal only proved it was, and everyone appeared to have a great time (though we were freeeeeeeezing.)
areas they're about to tour through, get a ticket! I also advise using the dinner as a reason to begin planning a mid-winter sojourn to Hawaii.
If you're interested in visiting the Brooklyn Grange, they hold a ton of events throughout the season at both the original LIC location and the one in the Navy Yard. You can also stop to buy produce at the LIC location on Saturdays or at the Navy Yard on Wednesdays.