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5/27/2015

The next supper club is a vegetarian feast on June 6. We’ve got our eyes on the beautiful, fresh produce popping up in the farmer’s market. Join us for a home-cooked five-course meal around a communal table in brownstone Brooklyn. If the weather is good, we’ll start things off with a drink in the garden. See the menu here. Tell your friends! Just fourteen seats… Reserve your spot now.

supper club in fort greene brooklyn on june 7

2/28/2015

Forget the subway ads urging you to book an all-inclusive beach vacation. Just come to Brooklyn for a night a home cooked seafood on March 7. Forget the cold and ice. Bask in the warmth of good food and lively conversation. Forget your winter weariness. Warm up with fellow ocean worshippers at this all-seafood five course meal, with wines to match. See the menu. Then book a seat for one… or more.

supper club march 7 in brooklyn

 

1/28/2015

This is dinner party weather. A blizzard walloped northeast America this week, keeping us indoors and reminding us how nourishing it is to come to the table for food and conversation. Announcing Toast’s first Supper Club in 2015. Join us on February 7 for “Winter Heat & Spice,” a menu to warm you up. Fourteen guests pre-reserve a spot and gather in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for this bi-monthly pop-up restaurant experience. Five courses with wine pairings. $90/per person all-inclusive. See the menu here. Space is very limited. Send a message if you want in.

supper club in fort greene brooklyn

 

 

gift ideas from toast home cooking

 

 

11/20/2014

supper club in fort greene brooklyn pop-up restaurant underground dining

Gather ’round the table for a warming meal on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 pm. This meal is a Mediterranean feast for winter. Carefully selected wines will introduce you to flavors and regions you may not know. Bring a friend. Spread the word about this special underground restaurant showcasing seasonal, homemade foods. Five courses with wines for $90 per person, all-inclusive. Held in a private brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Always jolly. Pictures from past dinners here. Check out the menu here. Send an email to reserve your seat at the table before it sells out.

 

10/7/2014

supper club on oct 18, 2014 in fort greene brooklyn

Autumn. Share a home cooked meal with old and new friends. Come to Toast’s pop-up restaurant, held six times yearly in a Brooklyn brownstone. The next dinner is on October 18, 2014. The five course menu includes paired wines and seasonal food. $90 per person, all-inclusive. Just 14 seats at the table. Have a look at photos from past dinners here.

Take a break from the noisy-trendy restaurant scene. This is the fourth season of Supper Club. Check out the menu here. It always sells out. I would love to cook for you! Book your place at the table now.

 

5/29/2014

vegetarian supper club june 7 in fort greene brooklyn

Once yearly, Toast creates a Vegetarian Supper Club. We celebrate spring, rebirth, alternate diets and lifestyles, the seasons, pantheism, polymorphous perversion… no, wait. It’s a vegetarian feast. Pure and simple! Join the table for this last Supper Club before fall. It’s a delicious menu, served at a sparkling communal table set for 14, in a Brooklyn brownstone. If the weather’s nice, we’ll start with a cocktail in the garden… Come alone or bring a friend. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Reserve a spot.

 

4/15/2014

supper club in brooklyn celebrating the sea
There is no greater pleasure than the sea. Floating in it. Staring into the swirling dark water. Listening to the waves, flat on my back. Eating all kinds of seafood, especially off a grill, toes in the sand. Supper Club in May brings you the sea. Crab, lobster and fish, all from sustainable sources. Vegetables of the season. Wines that match the mood (think Greece, Sicily, the Loire).

Join the table for a briny meal on May 3, 2014 at 8 pm. See the menu. Send a message to reserve your spot.

 

2/17/2014

supper club in brooklyn on march 1

I am very fortunate to live in New York, home of people from everywhere. All of them crave the foods of their childhood: the sticky buns, the briny pickles, the goulash and kimchi. In one day you can eat your way across Asia, just steps from a subway stop in Queens. Delicious, authentic cuisine “made like back home.” This bounty inspired me to create Asian Meander, a menu with bits of Vietnam, Korea, China and Thailand. Mind you, I’ve never been to any of these countries (but I want to go!). I just love the flavors.

Come eat with us on March 1. Read the menu here. Fourteen guests share a five course menu with paired wines, at a long communal table in a Brooklyn brownstone. Reserve your spot.

 

1/20/2014

I’m just back from a Caribbean vacation with extended family (thank you, Ma & Pa!), and still feeling the heat. The next Supper Club, Jamaican Rub-a-Dub, features the spices and ingredients of Jamaica. The cuisine blends African and Carib Indian flavors, with touches of colonial and immigrant influences (Spanish, French, English and Indian). Come to the table and warm up in a Brooklyn brownstone. Only 14 seats, five courses, a cocktail and paired wines. $90 per person all-inclusive. It’s a fun, tasty way to travel to lesser known culinary hotspots. Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 pm. Send an email to reserve a spot.

underground restaurant in brooklyn celebrates jamaican cuisine

 

11/22/2013

supper club in fort greene brooklyn on dec 7 2013

 

Celebrate late fall with a group of fun people around a long table. Share a five course meal with paired wines. This is home cooking like it should be. The menu is unfussy and made with love. Wholesome and decadent, all at once. The theme for December’s Supper Club is “Family Style,” with dishes that beg to be shared. In the midst of holiday hubbub, treat yourself to a memorable evening of conversation and good food. Seats go fast. Reserve a place now.

 

10/8/2013

Come to the table on October 19, 2013. Inspired by young and magnificent chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Supper Club kicks off its third year. These guys exemplify the adjectives I want to live by: lighthearted, generous, honest, sensual, unfussy, simple, fresh, relaxed and passionate. The menu showcases the best produce of the season. Layers of flavor and texture, hints of middle eastern spices, eye popping colors, toothsome textures. Just fourteen seats at the table for a five course feast, with wines attentively paired to each dish. Bring a friend or come alone. You’ll eat well. Reserve a place at the table

ottolenghi-inspired supper club in fort greene brooklyn

 

5/21/2013

Vegetable love. Time for our once yearly, all-vegetarian Supper Club. Just when trees and flowers bud all around us, when the birds and the bees circulate in the great temple of nature, we focus all our attention on plants. Splendor of color. Bursts of flavor. Freshness abounds. Join us for Toast’s last communal meal of the season: Saturday, June 1st in Fort Greene at 8 pm. If the weather allows, we’ll start with a drink in the garden. Then fourteen lucky guests will tuck in to a five course meal around the long table, savoring spring together. Check out the menu here. Reserve a seat today.

vegetarian five course supper club with paired wines in brooklyn

 

4/16/2013

Calling all latinophiles. The next Supper Club, Toast’s irreverent and seriously fun pop-up restaurant in Fort Greene, is a Latin food lovers’ fiesta. With dishes from Ecuador, Mexico, Spain and Peru, the menu is inspired by the tangy, crunchy foods of Latin America. Begin with a cocktail made from flor de jamaica, a hibiscus flower infused margarita. Enjoy five courses with fourteen people gathered around the table. Olé! Contact us to reserve your spot.

may 2013 supper club latin lovers

 

2/21/2013

Yes – it’s time to come eat good food around a long table with fun people! A menu inspired by Elizabeth David, Alice Waters, Julia Child and a few other grandes dames in the pantheon of women-who-cook. These ladies are/were gutsy bon vivants, people who love pleasure over perfection, who believe in feeding your soul as much as your stomach. Bring a friend. Make a new friend at the Supper Club. Just fourteen seats at the table. Send an email to reserve.

join us for supper club on march 2, 2013

 

1/29/2013

Join us at the first Supper Club of 2013. A private dining experience in a Brooklyn brownstone. Sit down with fourteen guests and eat a 5-course menu with paired wines. The menu is all about heat and spice. Foods inspired by the cooking of Morocco, Iran, Japan, India and Korea. Flavors to warm you from the inside. To reserve, send an email now. Can’t wait to cook for you!

supper club feb 2013 menu

 

1/26/2013

Announcing a new class for Winter 2013: Teen Cooking (round 2). This is re-tooled Home Economics, for the young foodie set — a series of 6 hands-on classes, once/week after school, in Brooklyn. Up to eight students will learn techniques to become competent home cooks. Curriculum includes knife skills, sautéeing, searing, blanching, sauce-making. Students will make delicious, healthy dinners and take home recipes from each class. Age range is 13-16. First Class meets Wednesday, Feb. 6. For more information, or to reserve a spot, email today.

teen cooking class in brooklyn

 

11/14/2012

underground dining at a brooklyn supper club

 

Gather with us. This salon-like restaurant experience will leave you feeling happy and well-fed. This month’s theme is COMFORT. Five courses with wine pairings bringing together fourteen guests around a long table in Brownstone Brooklyn. Supper Club always sells out. Reserve now. Look forward to cooking for you!

 

10/1/2012

Year two of Toast’s Supper Club! The weather in New York makes me think of Italy, of the lingering warmth on Rome’s stone buildings in the late afternoon, of fish grillades on the beach in southern Tuscany, of cold vermentino wine with antipasti eaten outdoors, al fresco, with a sweater on. And so it is. The next supper club is a hat tip to Italy. Fourteen guests take a trip to Italy in five courses with wine pairings. If it’s warm enough, we’ll kick things off with a glass of prosecco in the garden. Hope you’ll join us at 8 pm on Saturday, Oct. 13 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Reserve your spot here.

i love italy toast supper club fort greene brooklyn 10/13/12

 

9/15/2012

Here are all the specifics about Toast’s upcoming Teen Cooking Class. Get in touch if you have questions – or register the food-loving teen in your life today.

Teen Cooking Class
A Six-Class Series for 13-16 year-olds

Thursdays 4:30 – 8 pm | Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15
$360 for the series (20% discount) or $75/individual class
All-inclusive, with dinner

Location
Toast Home Cooking
65 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

Students (up to eight) will learn techniques to give them the
confidence and skills to be competent home cooks. Each class involves
cooking a 3-course meal that we will eat together.

Class #1
Spanakopita
Pan Seared Scallops with Parsley Caper Sauce
Baked Tomatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
Raspberry Tart

Class #2
Carnitas (Slow-Cooked, Spicy Pork)
Green Onion Coleslaw
Broiled Plums with Sorbet

Class #3
Spinach-Mushroom Dumplings
Sesame Baked Tofu
Farro with Caramelized Shallots
Roasted Pears with Almond Crunch

Class #4
Red Lentil Soup with Toasted Spices and Almonds
Poached Fish with Lemon Parsley Aioli
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Chocolate Mousse

Class #5
Kale Chips
Seared Duck Breast with Dried Fruit Chutney
Turnip Gratin
Lemon Curd Tart

Class #6
Tartines Provençales
Roast Leg of Lamb
Gratin Dauphinois
Molten Chocolate Cakes with Crème Anglaise

Menus subject to change. Please alert us to any food allergies. All classes must be
reserved and paid for in advance. Sorry, no refunds possible for missed classes,
however if there’s room in another class, a make-up is possible.

 

8/27/2012

Announcing a new class for Fall 2012: Teen Cooking. This is re-tooled Home Economics, for the young foodie set — a series of 6 hands-on classes, once/week after school, in Brooklyn. Up to eight students will learn techniques to become competent home cooks.  Curriculum includes knife skills, sautéeing, searing, blanching, sauce-making. Students will learn to make delicious, healthy dinners and take home recipes from each class. We’ll go beyond pizza and cupcakes…making carnitas, using edible flowers, choosing farmer’s market produce and fresh herbs. Age range is 13-16. For more information, or to reserve a spot, email today.

teen cooking class at toast home cooking in brooklyn

 

5/17/2012

Announcing the last Toast Supper Club until fall. A vegetarian bonanza, round-the-world flavor parade. Five courses, fourteen guests, wines to discover with each course. Menu below.  Sat. June 2 at 8 pm in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Want to come? Reservations required. Get in touch.

come to supper club june 2 in fort greene

 

4/16/2012

Fava beans, baby turnips, wild ramps, fresh peas… spring vegetables are starting to roll in. Count yourself in. Just fourteen lucky people at the table on May 5, Saturday night at 8 pm. Sign up now. First come, first served. Wines paired with each course. See past menus and diner comments here. Excited to cook for you!

sign up now for the next supper club at toast home cooking in fort greene, brooklyn

 

4/5/2012

Just back from two weeks in Brazil. Many food adventures/delights. My favorite? Stopping in a truck stop, off a dusty road in Bahia, about 300 kilometers inland from Salvador. Lunch break during the 7-hour bus ride to Chapada Diamantina.

A well-lit but ordinary trucker’s pit stop. This is a “per kilo” place, where diners pick and choose from a large array of hot and cold foods, laid out like a NYC deli salad bar. Your (real china) plate of food is weighed and you pay a price by weight (about $5/lb). This method of ordering meals is very helpful for those of us who barely speak Portuguese.

To my great surprise, one of the offerings in this restaurant was a mound of very fresh, peppery arugula. Turns out this is a Bahian staple. You know how people used to mock arugula-eaters, saying they were food snobs, limousine liberals, un-American types? I ate a plateful of Brazilian arugula and felt very happy.

super fresh arugula in a brazilian truck stop

 

2/16/2012

Sign up for the next Supper Club, March 3, 2012. Fourteen people treated to a special menu with paired wines. One seating, at 8pm. Reserve your spot here.

 

invitation to March 3, 2012 supper club

1/13/2012

next supper club is feb 4 2012

 

12/15/2011

My first press mention. Very sweet and exciting! Read these Holiday Cookie Making tips. Then start making delicious presents for the people on your list. I bought white baker’s boxes at Broadway Panhandler, with lovely red and white twine, to line with wax paper. Give food and homemade things. Show them you really love them – and that buying more stuff does not a happy person make.

gingerbread cookies for christmas

Photo by Amy Sung for DinnerTool

12/5/2011

Make Homemade Cookies for Holiday Gifts at Toast Home Cooking in Fort Greene Brooklyn

Make cookies and wrap them up for end-of-year/holiday presents :: photo by Luigi Anzivino on Flickr

We have too much stuff. Christmas/Holidays fill me with a little bit of dread when I think about our planet, our closets, our landfills. Do we really need another plastic thing? Homemade presents are so much better.

Come to this upcoming class  and learn to make four different holiday cookies. Sunday, December 11, 2-5 pm, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. See more details here. This event is coordinated with SideTour, a very cool new company peddling “experiences” for people who want to live things rather than accumulate them.

 

11/4/2011

Our next Supper Club is December 3, 2011. Picked up ten pounds of grass-fed beef short ribs at Two Dog Farm in Danby, Vermont. Built a menu around these. A late fall feast.

private restaurant supper club in fort greene brooklyn

 

10/1/2011

The very first supper club attended by 10 lucky diners. Great food and conversation. A raging success. Thank you for believing in this idea!

toast home cooking classes supper club fort greene brooklyn ny

Invitation to experience a fall dinner

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