Hello Oyster Lovers,
It may be chilly out but you can take a quick trip south with the next Oyster Lovers Meetup at Mayfield! (688 Franklin Ave, take the 2/3/4/5 or A/C to Franklin) I'm excited to announce a six-course dinner at one of Brooklyn's most lauded restaurants on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm.
Chef Lev has come up with a fabulous oystercentric menu for us, featuring raw oysters, cornmeal fried oysters, roasted oysters, oyster chowder, and their house special fried quail. Check it out:
1st Course: Montauk Pearls (LI), Moon Shoals (MA), Kusshi (BC)
2nd Course: Cornmeal-fried Blue Points, house smoked salmon, celeriac remoulade, horseradish cream
3rd Course: Roasted Island Creeks, creamed chard, prosciutto chip, lemon, sauce Choron
4th Course: Oyster chowder, potato, scallion, jalapeno
5th Course: Buttermilk fried quail, spoon bread, collard greens
6th Course: Ricotta donuts, cinnamon sugar, Nutella
By now, you may have guessed that Mayfield is named after Curtis Mayfield, the soul singer, songwriter and civil rights activist. As the NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/dining/reviews/hungry-city-mayfield-in-crown-heights-brooklyn.html) puts it, "To aspire to soul is at once laudable and hazardous. It’s a welcome surprise that the chef, Lev Gewirtzman, gets so much right, starting with the earthy, flawless collards, spoon bread with the body of a soufflé and the heart of a pudding, and buttermilk-fried quail, like a Southern Christmas breakfast."
So, join us for a Southern-influenced meal with Brooklyn sensibilities! This dinner will be $48 plus tax and tip. If you'd like to use PayPal instead of Amazon Payments, just send me a message. If you order any drinks or other menu items a la carte, please settle those with the server on your own. Our group is currently capped at 16, so sign up today before we're out of space! Note: refunds will not be issued for this event, so please be confident that you can make it.
See you there!