It’s Wednesday, meaning it’s time to start thinking about your weekend plans. Since fall is upon us and we’re full-on into “food event season”, Matt and I have pretty much made all your weekend plans for you for the next few weeks (we are so considerate!). And this weekends event is not only awesome and insanely delicious, it’s for a VERY good cause.
It’s once again time for The Brooklyn Local benefiting City Harvest! If you didn’t make it last year, it’s another flash artisan market but on steroids- with the best restaurants, food shops and producers (ahem) in and around Brooklyn represented. Think bites from incredible restaurants, booze from the hottest bars, kids activities all day such as face painting and cupcake decorating (ahem ahem), predicted 78 degree partly cloudy weather with a gentle breeze, AND the best view in all of NYC….
Suck on THAT, Hoboken!!!
Even with all the oodles and oodles of sexy, gooey artisinal goodness (and really, who want any part of sexy gooey goodness thats NOT artisinal), and disregarding the fact that this is to benefit City Harvest (one of NYC’s best charities), we worry that some jaded folks out there will be tempted to skip this as it is yet another food market (there’s officially 6,500 this year). So we’re going to do the only thing we can do to change your minds and melt the ice that’s accumulated around your cold icy hearts- we’re going to BRING IT.
What is this “it” we speak of? Well, we don’t know yet. See, Matt and I spend all year collecting interesting ingredients we’ve never played with before and making lists of new things we want to try. Every so often, we take out this “ingredient fun box” if you will, play around and come up with stuff that’s totally amazing but, if you will, slightly unorthodox as baked goods go. Last year we made this guy:
A fresh fig cake with goat cheese buttercream, crisp prosciutto and fig-balsamic gastrique. There was also a kettlecorn cupcake made with New Jersey sweet corn, and a Baklava cupcake made with 10,000 different ingredients. We sold these only at this event, and they haven’t been back since.
This year? We still don’t know yet. What we do know is there’s a LOT of cool stuff in our Ingredient Fun Box, and we won’t know where exactly it’s going to take us til late Friday night. But I absolutely guarantee that if you love sweets AND charity, you’re going to want to be there this Saturday. Buy your tickets now, and we’ll see you there!
Just because we’re getting stoked about Saturday doesn’t mean that today’s flavors aren’t excited. This is the final appearance of the L’Shanah Tovah til next September, AND after a year long absence, CHOCOLATE CHEERWINE has come out of the vault! Heynow!
Clockwise from front: Pecan French Toast, L’Shanah Tovah, Chocolate Cheerwine, Tres Leches
Chocolate Cheerwine: Chocolate cheerwine cake, chocolate buttercream, Cheerwine simmered cherries, ganache
Tres Leches: Three milk soaked brown butter cake, dulce de leche buttercream, caramel shards
L’Shanah Tovah: Apple cake, honey vanilla buttercream, roasted apple, honey drizzle
Pecan French Toast: Maple custard soaked cinnamon cake, maple cinnamon buttercream, maple glazed pecans