“Meat With A Twist” Cocktail Party To Launch NYC Meat Week

To kick off the first (annual) NYC Meat Week (November 7th-12th) in style, "Meat with a Twist" will bring together the best chefs and mixologists for a cocktail-food pairing party on November 7th from 6-10 p.m. at City Winery. "Meat with a Twist" features 10 cocktails paired with 10 chef selections highlighting local, sustainably grown meat, such as duck, lamb, chicken, pork, beef, bison and ostrich. The party will launch a week's worth of events throughout the city that celebrate the slow food movement bringing sustainable meat to our tables. 

  • Mixologists Zach Fisher (Blue Owl), Allen Katz (Slow Food), and Jim Pickets (Gotham Artisanal) will head up a specialty spirits team mixing Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac, Karma Tequilla, Plymouth Gin, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Tito Vodka among other sprits.
  • Chefs and Farms include Eataly, Patti Jackson (I Trulli), Nate Smith (Allswell) teaming with farmer Nick Westervelt (TBA Farms), Corey Cova (Earl's Beer and Cheese), Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Jessica Wilson (Goat Town), Wild Idea Buffalo, Rachel Graville (Iris Café Gerald Jerky), Simon Genn (Tchoup Shop), Brendan Corr (Jimmy's No. 43), and Michael Ferraro (Delicatessen), with other farms and chefs to be announced soon.
  • In addition to the cocktail/food pairings, Gregg Glaser (editor Modern Distillery Age) will curate limited edition samplings will be offered by micro-distilleries Catskills Peace Vodka and Breuckelen Distilling.
  • New York State wines and beers will be offered, alongside limited distilled beers from Hitachino (Japan).

Presented by Food Karma Projects (producers of Pig Island, Cook Out NYC, Brewers4Brewers Japan Benefit, NYC Brewers Choice) in partnership with Food Systems Network NYC, "Meat with a Twist" allows local chefs who support the greenmarket farms and slow food movements to show off their skills, while bringing attention to sustainable meat practices. Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy's No. 43), explains, "After working with Just Food meat CSAs, such as The Piggery and High Point Farms, NYC Meat Week is meant to be an awareness builder, with sustainable meat- centered events and panels about small family meat farms."

Updates, tickets, and more information are available at meatweeknyc.com

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