Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pop-up Restaurants Make Their Debut in NYC -- More to Come Nationwide


We’ve seen pop-up shops, pop-up fashions shows, and most recently pop-up markets with pop-up food stands, and now foodies have the joy of a sit-down pop-up restaurant. Tomorrow night marks the first night of The Feast, the pop-up restaurant concept by the production company Guerilla Culinary Brigade featuring celebrity guest chefs and mixologists in different culinary destinations nationwide. The Feast’s first theme will be “Roaring ‘20s: Speakeasy & Steakhouse” and will represent a “Jazz Age” dinner party held in a 1920’s chophouse. The event opens October 21 and closes October 23, with dinner at 7pm The Rivington Hotel (107 Rivington Street). Guest Chef Seamus Mullen, former owner and chef of Boquería and contestant on The Next Iron Chef, has created a menu inspired by an original menu from the 21 Club, circa 1922, a time when the restaurant was in its speakeasy glory and known as The Red Head. The pop-up menu includes amuses bouches (malpeque oysters dusted in cornmeal, roasted fennel aioli and citrus); warm smoked brook trout; dry aged New York strip steak; and a dark chocolate arbequina olive oil mousse. New York’s own mixologist Ben Demarchelier (Brasserie Cognac, Monkey Bar, l’Oubli) has also designed a varied cocktail menu to enjoy while listening to the live swing band and other performers.

Reservations are required.


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