Get your tickets fast for this multi-course meal in the studio. 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 the creative space, Studio 52 to host our dinner by the stars.
Born in Djibouti East Africa to Ethiopian parents, Hiyaw Gebreyohannes was raised in Toronto where he spent much of his childhood in the kitchen learning from his mother’s culinary expertise.
His work in Manhattan as General Manager of West African restaurant Zereoue inspired Hiyaw to travel to Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt to explore his roots – an impactful journey that gave way to Taste of Ethiopia, Hiyaw’s company specializing in modern Ethiopian cuisine. Hiyaw’s inventive fare has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Every Day with Rachael Ray among other notable publications.
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.
Providing locally sourced catfish for the event, the Wide Net Project addresses two seemingly unrelated problems: providing nutritious food for those who need it most, and helping to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. We achieve this by catching literally tons of wild blue catfish in the Bay, where it is overabundant, and then selling this delicious fish to universities, hospitals, and others. In doing so, we reduce the blue catfish population, allowing the Bay’s native animals and plants to recover from being destroyed by this non-native fish. And as a non-profit initiative, a key part of our core mission is that in the communities where orders are placed, we then provide additional fish below our cost to customers who normally can’t afford healthy, local, proteins — schools, food pantries, and others that provide assistance to vulnerable communities.
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)
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, Washington, DC.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to Slow Food DC, 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.