The Discerning Brute will host a biweekly vegan dinner part-ay at Second Stop Cafe in Williamsburg, featuring chefs you might have heard of making food you’ll definitely want to eat. The party starts Friday, August 27, with a fabulous five-course menu from Lagusta Yearwood of Lagusta’s Lucious, posted below for your hungry eyes to feast on.
“Featuring a rotating cast of chefs specializing in avant-garde, gourmet, sustainable fare, our series aims to challenge ordinary perceptions and preparations of fine food, expose visionary talent, and celebrate conscientious hedonism,” Joshua Katcher wrote on The Discerning Brute.
Tickets are available here, at Brown Paper Tickets.
AMUSE BOUCHE: Baked scalloped local corn in cashew cream sauce.
STARTER: Yellow tomato aspic, red tomato aspic, green tomato aspic, and tomato essence aspic with yuzu juice, micro basil, aged cashew cheese, and smoked Hawaiian guava wood sea salt.
SALAD: Timbale of watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, and Chioggia beets with Kalamata olive vinaigrette and amaranth chiffonade.
ENTREE: “Eggplant and squash, inside and out:” Syrian-stuffed eggplant with deep-fried spaghetti squash garnish, heirloom tomato sauce, and eggplant caviar-stuffed fried squash blossoms.
DESSERT: Local stone fruit pudding parfait with coconut cream
DESSERT: Lemon-verbena pine nut cookie sandwiches with creamy fruit fillings
DESSERT: Chocolate truffles with olive oil ganache infused with Genovese basil, rolled in corn powder