There is so very little to celebrate the last Monday in February. Long weekends behind us for the foreseeable future, the weather still not quite cooperating, caught between winter food and spring food. In other words, I know you don't have plans on February 22, so you should certainly plan to attend EAST MEATS WEST, a collaborative rabbit themed dinner cooked (and hosted) by Bar Tartine chef Chris Kronner and Sean Rembold, chef of Diner in Brooklyn. Meatpaper has spearheaded the collaboration, and this is the second in a series (the first was hosted at Diner back in November). This is truly a once-in-a-long-while happening and promises to be a fun and festive evening. The rabbits for the dinner will be sourced from Devil's Gulch Ranch, owned by the Pasternack's; a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Pasternak’s fund to help the community in Haiti that they serve.
Need further incentive? Here's the menu.
A Delicious Drink
from Christa Manalo of Beretta
A Festive Aperitif
from Lance of St. George Distillery
rabbit sausage; rabbit en gelee; smoked rabbit loin; toast, pickles and mustard
Shaved Celeriac Salad
toasted masa organics almonds
Andante Pecorino Dungeness Crab Salad
baby nagoya and white peacock kale; watermelon radishes; chopped soul food farm egg; buttermilk dressing
Breakfast for Dinner
fried tartine brioche; sautéed rabbit livers; “hollandaise sauce”
Rabbit Legs Various Ways
hind leg al mattone; crispy fried fore leg; sweetbread country gravy; little city greens; twice baked parsnips
from Liz Prueitt of Tartine and Stacie Pierce of Chez Panisse