I had the opportunity to attend a fantastic event for a menu tasting at Gotham Bar and Grill in NYC with several other influential food bloggers this week. The special lunch event was in celebration of the launch of Greenmarket to Gotham 2012 highlighting the farms they love best and in support of GrowNYC.
For 12 weeks, Gotham will be featuring their “Greenmarket to Gotham” Menu – a Vegetarian, $25 Prix Fixe two-course Lunch menu crafted by Chefs Alfred Portale and Livio Velardo. The dishes will change weekly, featuring one of Gotham’s favorite regional farms from Union Square Greenmarket. In their commitment to supporting NY farmers and purveyors and the city of New York, $1 of each menu will go to GrowNYC’s program Grow to Learn: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative.
Our all-vegetarian lunch featured fresh ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket purveyor Cherry Lane Farms, and we sampled some great wines from French and NY State wineries to accompany the meal.
Green Garlic Soup made with sunchokes, leeks, spring onion and new potato parmesan emulsion
Cherry Lane Farm’s Summer Squash made with goat cheese stuffed zucchini blossom and smoked eggplant panisse and sauce vert
and a lovely Strawberry Shortcake for dessert made with fresh market strawberries, white chocolate ganache and Thai basil ice cream
Visit Gotham’s Facebook Page to see the weekly Farmer’s Markets and Menus.
Check out Cherry Lane Farms seasonal products online.
Gotham Bar and Grill
12 E. 12th St (btw University Plc & 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10003