Published on September 19th, 2012 | by Greg0
Le Grand Fooding: Delicious Events Start Tomorrow!
Brooklyn is in. The rapid rise of artisinal, foodie culture in Williamsburg and the surrounding burrough have made it into one of the hottest places in the United States for restaurants, chefs, and the folks who love them. They say it better than we can: “This simultaneous force has been translated, in foodie terms, into the birth of a new race of chefs and cooks: better read but less well shaven, some with tattoos, all young (for now) and totally radical (vegans! carnivores!), and stove-tied by choice—and not for lack of a better option. They are fans of street-food, love the avant-garde, and some of them, of course, are hugely talented. This chef-family—its members less protesters than crusaders, raised on fast food and dandy rock, fluent in bistro and locavorese—has managed to become both authoritative and charming without even bothering with tablecloths.”
Over the next five days, from September 19-23, we’re happy to report that your mouth should be very happy indeed. This is Season Four of Le Grand Fooding, beginning with an apt tour or Brooklyn sponsored by Le Clicquot and continuing over several events. We’re especially drawn to “Darkness with a Chance of Piperade”, with food highlighting the Brooklyn “terroir” and taking place at the amazing Nitehawk Cinema, running a mere $20 for brunch including a movie (Saturday Night Fever or The Warriors depending on your choice of date) and coffee. And this isn’t your typical brunch- expect Mast Brothers chocolate and Early Bird granola, along with other local favorites.
We’ll be attending the “Luncheon in the Dust” on Saturday at the Fort Greene location of Brooklyn Flea- for only $15, you can join us as we eat amongst vintage relics. Swedish star chef Magnus Nilsson from Faviken Magasinet will join Bertrand Grébaut from Septime, said to be one of the hottest spots in Paris right now. And our dessert course will brings Van Leeuwen’s Peach Melba ice cream back to the old days, with a recipe dating from 1892. Sunday is at the other location of Brooklyn Flea!
Finally, no event series would be complete without a Campfire- this one including music luminaries like including Andrew Wyatt, Mike D., and Frankie Rose, plus food from Mission Chinese, Fat Radish, and Young Turks. 20% of all proceeds go to Action Against Hunger- how can you go wrong? We hope to see you at Le Grand Fooding- Brooklyn style!