It was a pleasure to cook with Studiofeast this past Sunday for their 2nd “Studiofeast Sunday.”  These are small intimate events that pack a big gustatory punch.  Our lovely hosts, Brian Quinn and Jessica Lawrence opened their home and Brian mixed killer cocktails and paired wines with aplomb.

Check out this menu:

  1. Lobster, Burrata, Green Apple, Micro Arugula
  2. Winter Vegetable, Bagna Cauda, Chili
  3. Split Pea, Bacon, Creme Fraiche, Miso Toast
  4. 72 Hr Short Rib, White Bean, Fennel, Carrot
  5. Zeppole, Sichuan Pepper Hot Chocolate, Fig

This was every bit as good as it looks.

noraleah:

In my element: cooking for friends, with friends.

You’re testing our patience right now, Summer, but I love you to bits. Never leave.

Photo by Laura.

Nora-in-the-Summer. If you’re not following her already, I couldn’t more highly recommend this excellent tumblr (and friend!).

noraleah:

lazybookreviews:

Egg creams are totally overrated even if Daniel Humm sends someone to make one for you tableside. I was all, jeez, old-timey Brooklyn, did you not know about milkshakes?

I’d be willing to bet that Chef Humm (Eleven Madison Parkstole this idea was inspired by Petey’s egg cream cart at the Michelin party last fall. 

(And, uh, a milkshake’s a milkshake and an egg cream and an egg cream. Diff’rent strokes yo.)

Nice catch Nora.  If you happened not to be at the Michelin party, and you want to sample Pete’s egg creams while twirling on an antique barstool, head on down to the Brooklyn Farmacy, you won’t regret it.