First of all the Food Book Fair is an amazing series of events from May 4th – 7th that you definitely won’t want to miss. From book signings and panel discussions to multi-course dinners, all held at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, there is lots to do - in all price ranges. Plus, for our dear Food Film Festival friends, we are pleased to offer you 10% off all tickets! Just enter the code FBF_FRIEND at checkout.
A quick tip from The Fair – it’s right across the street from the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg – why not make a day of it? Here are a few suggestions:
1. Pecha Kucha Night, Saturday, May 5th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
And what is Pecha Kucha night you might be asking? Well in this case, creatives from the food world present their ideas via 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Expect an amazing intersection of art, literature, design, and food. The best part is our very own Festival Director George Motz will be among the food visionaries presenting. With George there, you know there will be some of the most scrumptious food photography you will ever see (plus some insight on our favorite American classic – the hamburger) Tickets available here.
2. The Garden Gather Dinner, Friday, May 4th, 7:30pm – 10:30pm.
There are just a few tickets left for this intimate dinner featuring locally grown and gathered ingredients from the Brooklyn Grange, forager Evan Strusinski, and more. The six-course tasting dinner, prepared by San Francisco based Chef-Artist Leif Hedendal and Mark Andrew Gravel, will feature plenty of mushrooms and fresh seasonal fare accompanied by beers from Brooklyn Brewery.
You will also get to cozy up to some mycological celebs like Eugenia Bone co-president of the New York Mycological Society and author of Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms and Gary Lincoff, author of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms and the forthcoming Joy of Foraging. (Gary was also featured in Ron Mann’s film Know Your Mushrooms at the 2009 NYC Food Film Festival – more on that here.) All proceeds support GrowNYC’s New Farmer Development Project. Tickets available here.