Butcher Paper Dinner: Lobster Boil!
Can we talk history for a second? Rod and Joan MacGregor opened The Lobster Place in 1974 with a goal of bringing the taste of the Maine coast to NYC restaurants. Now do some quick math... these guys have been bringing the best seafood to NYC for over 40 years. Hats off!!
All that to say, they know their stuff and you are in for a treat for our first Butcher Paper Dinner Lobster Boil! We may have a thing for crustaceans... but the king of the crustaceans has never made an appearance up on the farm as of yet. This year, that changes. We welcome, the Lobster.
In true boil style, there will be seafood galore. Clams, shrimp, all the good stuff will be in the pot with potatoes and veg to boot. And since these guys know seafood, they'll be slinging oysters to start. When you bring in the seafood experts, you've gotta eat all the seafood, right?
You'll want to be there.
3pm - 4pm: Snacks, drinks, explore the farm
4pm: Dinner is served!
ABOUT BUTCHER PAPER DINNERS:
This series of fun, inventive dinner parties to be held spring through fall at Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop will center around the farm's massive, reclaimed white oak communal table down the length of which organizers will roll butcher paper. A rotating lineup of the city's most innovative chefs will bring their unique culinary stylings to play with the farm's fresh, seasonal produce, serving family-style meals directly atop the paper-lined table. This style of hands-on dining allows guests to really engage with their food, and their neighboring diners around them. Participating chefs will hail from all over the New York City area but will draw their inspiration from the eclectic diversity and bold flavors of Queens' signature culinary culture.
ABOUT BROOKLYN GRANGE:
Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. We operate the world's largest rooftop soil farms, located on two roofs in New York City, and grow over 40,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. In addition to growing and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs, Brooklyn Grange also provides urban farming and green roof consulting and installation services to clients worldwide, and we partner with numerous non-profit organizations throughout New York to promote healthy and strong local communities.
ABOUT LOBSTER PLACE
The Lobster Place was founded in 1974 by Rod and Joan MacGregor with a goal to bring the taste of Maine's rugged coast to the people of New York City. With a wholesale processing facility in Hunt's Point serving over 400 restaurant accounts with 200-plus deliveries a day and an estimated 2,500 daily guests in their Chelsea Market store, The Lobster Place is now one of the largest wholesale and retail seafood markets on the East Coast.
ABOUT ROCKAWAY BREWING CO:
Rockaway Brewing Company owners Ethan and Marcus started as homebrewers in Far Rockaway and now brew their beer out of Long Island City, NY. The brewery specializes in handcrafted malt-forward ales which are all brewed onsite in what is the first beer brewery to open in Queens since Prohibition.
ABOUT BEDELL CELLARS:
Established in 1980 and owned by Michael Lynne, Bedell Cellars is a pioneer in natural winemaking, artistic blending, and certified sustainable farming. The result is a 30-year history producing the most critically acclaimed wines from the region. Our three estate-grown vineyards have set deep roots in glacial plains of silt loam and sandy gravel of the Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay.
Brooklyn Grange Flagship Farm
37-18 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101