This move back to Brooklyn has kept me BUSY! I've been putting eggs in all kinds of baskets, but the one I'm most excited about is my new collective, 718.
718 is a new Brooklyn-based band of chefs, artists, musicians, activists and healers with a vision that includes community meals, classes & internships, urban agriculture and food justice for all. We've got some big plans in the works, an urban permaculture/agriculture project that will grow food for our events, herbs for infusions and medicinal use, chickens and ducks for eggs, and eventually even a rooftop apiary! We're also developing summer classes and internship opportunities while also curating nightlife events, brunches and of course, community feasts!! Whew! And it all starts with this event! 718 Love Feast is four courses of local goodness, DJ Nolita Selector and secret musical guest all for $40/person or $70/pair! That's amore!
Many of you have supported The Ethical Butcher project for some time now and I hope to start seeing you at 718 events! The unique experiences I gained over the course of those projects will now be funneled into a memoir, set for a hardcover release early next year by Counterpoint Press. As I transition away from nomadic solo renegade chef/butcher toward a sustainable stationary existence in my favorite food-loving city, I am exhilarated to share this project with a couple of like-minded chefs who just want to feed you just food!
Below,you'll find info about our first event, including the menu and reservation details. 718 celebrates all love, not just the romantic variety! So, bring mom, dad, roommates, best friends or treat yourself! This night is for everyone!
Check the drool-worthy menu and join us for 718 Love Feast on February 14th!
NOTE: Entire menu is SOY-FREE with many vegan/veg, raw and gluten-free items. In fact, it's sort of a vegan meal with meat options! The best meat option being two flavors of my famous hand-cured bacon, naturally!
718 sources local, seasonal ingredients, so this menu is only going to get more exciting when we hit the market!
718 Love Feast
with DJ Nolita Selector + secret guest
Winter Vegetable Slaw
Pan-seared Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized Carrot & Coconut Milk Panna Cotta w/ Sriracha-glazed popcorn
*all dishes vegan, gluten-free
Dressed Stew & Soup
Two options of hearty soups made from seasonal ingredients
served with array of toppings, crostini and fresh corn tortillas.
*one soup bone broth-based, one vegan. both gluten-free
Cider-braised Greens, Spicy Oven-crisped Cauliflower, Rutabaga Mash, Root Vegetable Gratin and Kale Salad (all vegan except gratin)
OMFG! Steak & Salad-
718 hand-cured Coffee & Chili or Champagne, Rose & Almond Bacon Steak topped with Fresh Herb Salad and served with choice of sauces.
Thai Fried Chicken-
Chicken marinated in Coconut Milk mixture for 3 days, coated in fine cornmeal and fried crispy and served with Housemade Pickles
*all dishes gluten-free
Love Day Sundae-
Assortment of fresh, homemade cookies and two housemade ice creams
*vegan and gluten-free options
served with Counter Culture Coffee