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Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel
Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 2, 2012 @ 1:35 pm In Brooklyn,Food,Things To Do | No Comments
In preparation for the New York Food Book Fair , the Garden Gather Dinner  invites local foodies to experience a private dinner of local fare  at the new Wythe Hotel  in Williamsburg. This Friday, guests can partake in a unique dinner honoring co-founder of the New York Mycological Society, John Cage, and benefitting GrowNYC’s New Farmer Development Project . Guests will enjoy a freshly gardened and foraged dinner by Chef-Artist Leif Hedendal  and Mark Andrew Gravel .
The intimate dinner invites guests to preview a private, subterranean space in the new hotel on Williamsburg’s waterfront. The Wythe Hotel  has transformed an abandoned red bricked factory, originally built in 1901, into a gorgeous new property and restaurant, run by Marlow and Sons.
The Garden Gather Dinner will feature a six course tasting menu, with incredible dishes made from local ingredients, such as braised heirloom red cowpeas with roasted pheasant’s back mushrooms  and ramps. Beverages will be provided by the nearby Brooklyn Brewery.
Guests will also have the opportunity to chat with co-president of the New York Mycological Society , Eugenia Bone, and Gary Lincoff, author of The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms . Aside from incredible fare, a preview of Wythe Hotell and featured guests, the $150 tickets will help support GrowNYC ’s New Farmer Development Project. Foodies of New York, get your tickets here , and kick off the New York Food Book Fair will incredible food and conversation.
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 New York Food Book Fair: http://foodbookfair.com/
 Garden Gather Dinner: http://gardengather.eventbrite.com/
 local fare: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/student-farmers-of-bk-farmyards-grow-fresh-produce-for-the-local-community/
 Wythe Hotel: http://wythehotel.com/
 New Farmer Development Project: http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/nfdp
 Chef-Artist Leif Hedendal: http://cookinglessons.wordpress.com/
 Mark Andrew Gravel: http://www.bouwerie.com/2012/01/cv.html
 Wythe Hotel: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/05/20/t-magazine/20remix-wythe.html
 pheasant’s back mushrooms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyporus_squamosus
 New York Mycological Society: http://www.newyorkmyc.org/nymsfuse/news.php
 The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms: http://www.amazon.com/National-Audubon-Society-American-Mushrooms/dp/0394519922
 GrowNYC: http://www.grownyc.org/
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