September is the month of epic harvests. We spend the summer counting the days until our favorite crops are in season: from crisp, flavorful greens to super-sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes, pungent peppers, tangy ground cherries, creamy eggplant, fragrant basils the list goes on.
When the food is this fresh and the harvest this diverse, who needs meat!? Not us, nor any of the five amazing chefs we've enlisted, each of whom will put their unique spin on our rooftop crops.
Dinner will start with a cocktail hour during which guests can sip on a summery garden-to-glass cocktail and snack on pickled veggies while watching the sun set over our stunning Manhattan skyline view. We'll then move on to a family-style, four-course dinner served down the length of a gorgeous banquet table.
In the spirit of the diversity of September's harvest, and as a nod to an old family tradition, we ask that everyone bring their own plate! Harvest is all about sharing with community and your plates will add color and a bit of your personality to our table, so dig deep into those cabinets and grab your favorite dish.
Here's to summer, let's eat and enjoy!!
THE FARM FRESH MENU AND CHEFS:
Pickle Shack: A medley of pickled farm veg (v)
Scratchbread: HOTpepper sourdough (v), kale STICKbread, Italian naan (v)
VSpot: Summer Rolls with Mango Chili Dipping Sauce (v)
Martha: Farro vegetarian larb (v)
Northeast Kingdom: Carrot cake with carrot ganache, ginger lime ice box pie, and walnut crunch
*** (v) means vegan!***
Infusion Iced Tea
Fresh Juice Cocktails by VSpot and Prairie Organic Spirits
Heron Hill Wine
Brooklyn Brewery Beer
ABOUT PICKLE SHACK
A collaboration between Brooklyn Brine and Dogfish Head Brewery, Pickle Shack is a vegetarian gastropub that celebrates the pairing of fabulous food with great beer. This Gowanus-based gem turns out amazing sandwiches, and of course, eponymous pickles.
Bed Stuy's SCRATCHbread has become a neighborhood favorite for their seasonally driven fast-slow food, served from a tiny take-out window. From fresh, artisan breads and pastries baked in their wood-fired oven, to the sensational salads, and even farm-to-cup drinks like green tomato cider, everything they serve is made with thought and care.
The VSPOT's vegan fare incorporates Latin accents to create irresistible dishes that are totally unique. Located in Park Slope Brooklyn, VSPOT's fare offers a fresh, healthy take on South American classics.
ABOUT NORTHEAST KINGDOM
Northeast Kingdom's long standing relationships with local farms and foragers, as well as their own farming initiative, are the foundation of Chef Kevin Adey's ingredient driven menu.
ABOUT HERON HILL WINERY:
Established over 35 years ago, and owned by John Ingle, Heron Hill Winery has set the highest standards for wine quality. Overlooking Keuka Lake in New York's Finger Lakes region, Heron Hill has grown from a small 5,000 case winery into a dynamic 20,000 case winery, while still committed to hand maintaining the vineyards.
ABOUT BROOKLYN BREWERY
Brooklyn Brewery makes beer. Good beer. Not only does it taste good and make your meal better but we like to think that since its founding in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has brewed flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained the Brewery notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world.
ABOUT PRAIRIE ORGANIC SPIRITS
Crafted in Benson, Minnesota by a fifth-generation family of spirit makers and a co-op of over 900 farmers. Distilled exclusively from certified organic #2 yellow corn grown nearby the distillery on three family farms. The distillery converts leftover corncobs into biogas energy which is used to power its stills.
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.
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, Navy Yard (View)
Flushing Ave at Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205