I think that so often, we have such a huge disconnection between our food and how it was made. How often do we really stop to think about where our food comes from, who grows them and how it was grown? When Prairie Organic Spirits asked me to attend “A Starry Night on the Farm”, a Brooklyn Farm Aid Benefit, on their behalf, I couldn't say no. Farm Aid, whose mission is to build a vibrant, family farm centered system of agriculture, has been supporting farmers and and growing the good food movement in America since 1985. Along with sustainable food leaders like Whole Foods and Bonterra Vineyards, Prairie Organic Spirits is a proud sponsor of the event.
COCKTAIL HOUR: Villain, 50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The festivities began at 6:00pm with delicious treats prepared by the chefs and refreshing hand-crafted cocktails using Prairie Organic Spirits. I absolutely loved the fruity summer Prairie cocktails, the fluke crudo by Mike Price, the spring pea barquette and the Hepworth Farms tomato wrapped in mozzarella by Great Performances. If you followed along my story on snapchat, you probably saw me doing (a lot) of eating.
After cocktail hour, we move into an all-local dinner. Thank you so much to chefs Evan Hanczor of Egg, Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Sputino and Liz Neumark of Great Performances for preparing the delicious food. And of course, to Bronze Radio Return for the live musical performance!
Thank you so much to Prairie Organic Spirits for having me as your guest. All I can say is that it was such a beautiful and elegant high-end culinary experience celebrating all things local - food, farmers, chefs and music. I couldn't have thought of a better way to spend Saturday night in Brooklyn in celebration of good food, good people and good spirits!
Photos by me