Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dewey Decimal Dinner makes Melvil Dewey himself jealous!



 So, I bet you had no idea who Melvil Dewey was until you read this blog title, am I right? Well, now you know that the inventor of the prestigious Dewey Decimal System was indeed one Mr. Melvil Dewey. Now, go forth and rain some knowledge at some Brooklyn bar trivia night! Ok, ok, so that was a bit off topic, but seriously, Melvil was a really cool guy. Anyway...

  
So, last night was the Dewey Decimal Dinner, our much anticipated final Like the Spice Artist Dinner in our 224 Roebling Street, Williamsburg location. It was a truly lovely time. Hans + Gieves were our guests of honor and were there to speak about their collaborative show "Cross-Reference," and all about their artistic partnership that has gone one for more than a decade. The main table took up almost the entire gallery floor and everyone had a fantastic view of the gorgeous work up around them. Not only did we have class A artwork to drool over, but the food (THE FOOD!) was spectacular as well...

 Our three course meal was created by the lovely and talented Ms. Neilie Meyer, the mastermind behind The Starving Artist Bakery. We started off with a refreshing and crisp beet chopped salad with roasted walnuts, romaine lettuce, with a light lemon vinaigrette. This appe-teaser was then followed by a blue cheese and garlic confit stuffed pork tenderloin served with a potato and kale pancake, and finished with a pomegranate jus and a delicate dab of aioli. It was rad. I ate a lot of it, maybe more than I really needed to (but of course this is how you really know something is delicious).



Am I making you hungry? Basically it was all delicious, right down to the spring berry buttermilk cake that was served with tiny rubies of pomegranate seeds and a sheer sprinkling of powdered sugar. I'd like to purchase one ticket to YUM TOWN please, am I right?!

If you missed the dinner I am sorry, it was not to be missed BUT you do have a chance to redeem yourself by making sure you stop by the gallery anytime between now and May 27th to check out "Cross-Reference: Hans + Gieves," you will be glad you did. And if you really want to try and relive The Dewey Decimal Dinner just ask Marisa or Olivia to recount the courses for you, if they describe them well enough you may be able to imagine how good they all were...


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