Haven’s Kitchen, a cooking school/specialty food shop/event space in Union Square, is hosting an enticing September supper club with a menu by culinary powerhouses Jonathan Benno and Scott Boggs. Benno became the executive chef at Lincoln Ristorante after cooking at Per Se, Gramercy Tavern, and The French Laundry. Boggs worked at The French Laundry, too, but he held the title of culinary gardener, and he is now the director of farming at Madava Farms in Dover Plains. The meal consists of an hour of cocktails and canapés followed by a four-course dinner and wine pairing. With the trio of Haven’s Kitchen, Benno, and Boggs, you’re sure to get the most local/sustainable/organic/ethical/seasonal meal $185 dollars can buy.
Earlier this month, Matt Levine opened Cocktail Bodega, a restaurant/bar that specializes in liquor infused smoothies and spiked fruit juices. And in the end of August, Levine organized #LESbeat: “One Night in Chinatown,” an exclusive party sponsored by Red Bull at the East Broadway Mall. Only a few weeks later, Levine is at it again. The success of LESbeat has inspired him to start a supper club series that will bring together 10-15 guests each week for the next two months. You definitely need to know the right people to be invited to this one, so we’ll keep an eye out for more info.
Lower East Side hotspot The Fat Radish is going global. From September 26th to October 2nd, chef Ben Towill and artistic designer Phil Winser will bring their farm-to-table British-inspired cuisine to a pop-up dinner series run by the people at The Sporting Project in Paris, France. If all goes according to plan, we should see Parisian restaurants popping up in NYC later this year too. We can already taste the escargot-topped baguettes.