It’s been a bit since our last Tables of Contents reading–the events we host at which great writers read from their work and we make food inspired by their readings. We’re excited to announce that our next reading will be July 10 with an amazing line-up: Victor Lavalle (The Changeling, Slapboxing with Jesus, etc.); the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik (At the Strangers’ Gate, Paris to the Moon); and Sarah Gerard (Sunshine State, Binary Star).
As ever the snacks will be free and beer & wine will be available for purchase. We expect this reading to fill up–please reserve your spot with a free ticket.
When you work in a restaurant you can’t help but see the consequences of your actions–they arrive quickly and vividly, whether it’s the happy result of seeing a customer take pleasure in something you just made or, less pleasant, grabbing a scorching pan handle without a towel and watching the blisters rise while you try to cook the rest of service with one good hand.
We get to see the consequences of our other decisions, too–when we buy food from a local farmer instead of a distant agribusiness we get to see the farm work better, see some local farmland get a longer lease on life, see our region function more wholly and with better options for everyone in the community.
We’ve always said if we couldn’t run a restaurant in line with our values we wouldn’t run a restaurant at all. We value sharing information, protecting the planet, strengthening local communities and economies, and of course sharing delicious food. It’s such a deep pleasure to be able to sit around a table with similarly committed chefs and food industry folks to talk about how we can do better at living out those values. Last night we sat down with folks from Glynwood, Green Table, Upland, Sunday in Brooklyn, Harvest & Revel, Franny’s, Chumley’s, and Metta to talk about how to support small farmers raising animals in the Hudson Valley and how the choices we make in how we buy and serve meat improve or restrict the lives of those farmers. Little by little, meal by meal, toward a better, fairer, more delicious food system for all
We’re very excited to be partnering with Chef Adriana Urbina to host her Venezuelan pop-up Tepuy. In addition to enjoying a 7-course BYOB tasting menu, you’ll help support Comparte por Una Vida, a Venezuela-based non-profit that helps people in need of food and medicine. Each Tepuy dinner supports a child, providing one month of school meals.
Adriana is a Venezuelan chef who has trained in some of the best kitchens in the world–Alain Ducasse, Martín Berasategui, Mugaritz, Rougue Tomate, and Atera among others . Most recently she was the winner of the Food network’s Competition “Chopped.” Read her moving interview about her career and her passions on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5932fe56e4b00573ab57a3df
Many forms of joy accompany running a restaurant in New York City–above all, the pleasure of meeting and feeding and working with people from all over the world. We’ve been deeply troubled lately by our country’s failure to respond adequately to the world’s refugee crisis and the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment we’ve seen. So we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite restaurants to host a night of snacks and drinks to benefit the International Refugee Assistance Project
Please join us at Egg on February 15th between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tickets are $75. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the International Refugee Assistance Project, who leverages every $1 donated into $10 of legal assistance.
Patti Jackson – Delaware and Hudson
Ian Auger – Franny’s
Alex Raij – La Vara & Txikito
Erika Nakamura & Jocelyn Guest – White Gold
Nico Russell – Oxalis
Evan Hanczor – Egg
Join us Tuesday December 13 at 7p for our monthly reading series, featuring readings by Alexander Chee, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Rajesh Parameswaran, with textually-inspired snacks by Evan Hanczor. $5 suggested donation includes food! Beer and wine available.