Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tamara Reynolds Raises the Roof

Image by Cyrus Dowlatshahi

You probably know her as the co-host of Unique Eats on the Cooking Channel.  Or perhaps you've read her cookbook, Forking Fantastic!  Maybe you've even been lucky enough to partake in one of her famous backyard dinner parties as a part of the Sunday Night Dinner supper club.

Regardless if you have met our neighborhood celebrity chef and hostess while gathering seasonal goodies at Astoria markets, this summer is the perfect time to enjoy a farm-to-table meal prepared by Tamara Reynolds herself.  As she is presently shopping a pilot of a new t.v. show featuring her and her adorable husband, this might be the last summer to dine with her before she becomes a household name... though I have a feeling she'll always keep Astoria close.

Image by Zandy Mangold from this week's NY Post article

Thursday, June 23rd at 7PM will kick off the Thursday Farm Dinner Series, teaming Tamara Reynolds with Ben Flanner and the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm.  Your ticket gets you a seat at a table on the roof of our very own neighborhood rooftop farm, with a meal prepared using vegetables harvested just hours before they hit your plate (wine & tea included).  Be sure to look for my article about The Sunday Night Dinner series coming in the next issue of BORO.  For tickets and more information about the rooftop dinner, click here.  Check out the menu below:

Kuku Szabzi (Farm Egg Frittata with Herbs and Rose Petals)
Farmer Ben’s Baby Lettuces with Barely Pickled Shallots & Minted Buttermilk Dressing
Wilted Kale and Mustard Greens with Garlic, Anchovy & Aleppo Pepper
Turnips & Their Tops with Miso Sherry Butter
Grilled Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate Molasses & Salsa Verde
Cardamom Cinnamon Rice
Garlic Lemon Greek Yogurt
Spicy Ginger Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Farm-tastic Dessert

Upcoming dates also include July 28 & September 8 (menus TBA closer to the date)

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