Sunday, March 17th, 5:00pm
Are we crazy for trying to pull off an arty fundraiser in New Orleans on St Patrick's Day? Everything about our second installment of Slow Supper is a little crazy. Let's start with the cooks in the kitchen. The lineup is one part DinnerLab, helmed by Chef Paco Roberts, culinary man of mystery and one part Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson. Chef Paco matches the spontaneity of an underground supperclub to Chef Andrew's Brooklyn perspective (as well as a pretty imposing arsenal of Brooklyn beer, paired with each course). Okay, that might not sound crazy but did you know that they're talking about a swamp-to-table theme? Still waiting on the final menu to confirm that web rumor.
Add to that the beautiful projection installations of Brooklyn's NBNY Projects and even more delightful ornamentation from local artist Rebecca Rebouche, and music from Luke Winslow King with Esther Rose in a secret location and you've got the can't-miss-dinner-party-of-the-year. And remember, all proceeds from Slow Supper go to Slow Food New Orleans, fighting the good fight for fair food.
$80, get tickets here.
Quail eggs in cocotte with creamy crawfish bisque and garlic crostini
w/ Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
Alligator, green onion croquette, cilantro-meyer lemon crema
w/ Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Swamp chowder, crawfish, turtle, pork belly, rutabega, turnips + cornbread
w/ Brooklyn Local 1
Confit frog legs, rapini, cabbage escabeche, turnip-yogurt
w/ Brooklyn Local 2
Cumin, kumquat rubbed catfish grilled in banana leaf, smothered collard greens
Grits, creole cream cheese flan, strawberry compote, pecan crumble
w/ Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
From DinnerLab's Brian Bordainick:
Dinner Lab liberates the dining experience. 86 the prescribed menu, the assigned seating, white table cloths, and while you're at it, the entire restaurant.
Surprising things happen when you break a few rules.
Some people describe our underground supper club as Iron Chef meets Fight Club. We think of it more as a curiosity feast, the great, candlelit, Common Table, joining adventurous people -- diners who fancy a stretch and chefs going places they love, but are not usually allowed to go -- in an experience typically roped off for the culinary demigods.
Elite we ain't. We don't dictate what our chefs cook or discriminate on who our members are. We believe that ambiance is a five-dollar word—better shown than told. And you better get it right: good people, good food and good drink. As the great jazzman from our hometown said, "if you gotta ask, you ain't never gonna' know."
We can't wait, DinnerLab.
There's a lot to say about Rebecca Rebouche too. A native Louisiana Artist, known for her treehouse studio and elaborate wooded gatherings, creates emotive allegorical paintings and stitched soft sculpture in a style described as contemporary folk art. Her work can be found on products for Anthropologie and in her New Orleans cornerstone showroom, The Beauty Shop. Check out her site, why don't you. (You can tell her you did if you get sat next to her at supper.)
The Mash is an interactive tour of our favorite food, music, comedy, literature and beer, visiting 11 cities from March-December in 2013.