Get your tickets fast for this multi-course meal on the Merrimack River. In each city The Mash visits, the supper is held in a unique location, not normally inabited by dinner guests. This time around, we've chosen a spot just outside of town. Lowell's Boat Shop is America's oldest functioning boat shop and should be the perfect setting for our traditionally inspired ode to the Merrimack River. Our host, Boat Shop Manager Graham McKay will help us celebrate not only the space we are in and its importance to New England's seafaring history, but also to highlight the beginning of spring on the Merrimack. And with Brooklyn beer paired lovingly to each course, it should be a hell of a good time.
Your cooking team: On the Boston side of the gastro mind-meld we have Chef Marc Sheehan of the underground supperclub Brasstacks. He started cooking in high school in Milton, MA before graduating from Holy Cross with a major in history. This interest in our past has lead to his supperclub's scheme of recreating historical menus. For Slow Supper our chefs have created a menu based on what's in the waters of the Merrimack in addition to some vintage courses added for good measure.
A graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences and an active member of Slow Food, Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson's approach to cooking is based on supporting local food systems and celebrating good food and real beer. Chef Andrew is on a food crawl like no other, sharing and learning with chefs around the country with The Mash. Every Slow Supper is the delicious culmination of what he's absorbed from earlier stops on the tour.
Helping color in The Mash, NBNY, the organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival, will map their immersive installations of light and projection art to the architecture of the Boat Shop. It's a mix of sculpture and projection called "Kings County Cornucopia" and it must be seen to be believed. (See video below)
Enough talk, here's the menu:
Smoked Eel and Pastrami Gravlax
w/ Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Rye/Sourdough/Pretzel w/ handmade butter and cheese
w/ Brooklyn Crochet Rouge Sauvignon Blanc (Ghost Bottle)
Planked Shad w/ Creamed Roe
w/ Brooklyn Local 1
Gnocchi w/ Mutton Ragu & Oysters
w/ Brooklyn Local 2
w/ Brooklyn Black chocolate Stout
At its core, Slow Supper is good old fashioned dinner party. But it's much more than that. It's also a collaboration between the culinary cultures of Brooklyn and, in this case, Boston.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to Slow Food Boston, fighting the good fight for fair, sustainable food.
The Mash is an interactive tour of our favorite food, music, comedy, literature and beer, visiting 11 cities from March-December in 2013.