Yes, we have been quite busy over here at the Underground Eats HQ in DUMBO. Since launching the site just over a year ago we’ve produced or promoted over 250 culinary events! We’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing talent and creative individuals throughout the last year and we look forward to bringing you many more unique dining experiences. In case you’ve missed out on all the eating, drinking, laughing, and reveling over the past year, here is a look at what we’ve been up to. We hope to see you at a UGE event soon!
On June 27th Underground Eats and Josh Ozersky‘s Meatopia hosted a dinner of a kind never seen before, the Breslin Butchers Ball, a true carnivore’s feast. Pat LaFrieda premiered his crème de la crème of beef, LaFrieda Reserve, with a butchering demonstration and incredible four-course dinner created by Meat Goddess, April Bloomfield. Enjoy this beautiful recap of a truly unforgettable night.
We knew it would be a winner, but last night’s Breslin Butchers Ball completely knocked it out of the park.
Hosted by Underground Eats and Meatopia, this was a true carnivore’s feast, celebrating the debut of LaFrieda Reserve, the Meat Men’s crème de la crème of beef, in the Ace Hotel‘s sexy downstairs Liberty Hall. As guests sipped perfect Hudson Whiskey Manhattans, Old Fashioneds and Whiskey Sours, Josh Ozersky brought out the crown jewels (befittingly to Flight of the Valkyries) before a butchering demonstration by Chef April Bloomfield, Pat LaFrieda and Mark Pastore. Guests were so enthralled you could have heard a pin drop, until Pat was mobbed slicing up slivers of raw ribeye to taste. Don’t get in the way of a foodie about to try something only a select few have before.
To follow, three decadent beef courses all matched with big-hitting red wines, with a light-as-air panna cotta to finish, all played out against a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack. Later, guests were seen sliding in to the kitchen, knocking back fried bone marrow balls like Munchkins. And in true rock ‘n’ roll style, an after-party at the mezzanine bar, where we spotted Josh sneaking in a late-night beefy snack. Who could blame him? Once you’ve tried LaFrieda Reserve, you’re hooked.
Josh Ozersky gives us a sneak peak into the wonderful world of LaFrieda Reserve, the very best beef produced by “Meat Man” Pat LaFrieda. Pat explains exactly what he looks for in selecting the crown jewels of beef. Have we whetted your appetite? Join us for the premiere of LaFrieda Reserve at The Breslin Butcher’s Ball on June 27th, produced by Meatopia and Underground Eats.