I found myself in a big box store the other day- how I convinced myself it was a good idea, I’ll never know. But it was thick with youths and their parents, everyone getting ready for a year of scholastic endeavor.
While I’m acutely aware that many of you eschew bacon on religious or moral grounds, and that some of you simply don’t like it, I’ve got to say that I’m fond of it. Call me a traitor to my cultural heritage if you must, or judge me for my omnivorous tendencies, but…
You still have a chance for stuffed rabbit, roasted spiced corn and pan bagnat, for example, today also offers you a crack at some some new August dishes- braised pork shanks, a lamb meatloaf sandwich and a salmon salad with the most tender white anchovies we’ve tasted- and some treats from Feast’s past- white gazpacho with grapes and almonds, or saag paneer. September menu begins the first Tuesday in September.
I know a great many of you are Francophiles, as are we here at Feast, and I can’t think of a better week for it. Bastille Day is a mere two days away, and we’ll be offering French specials all day and a French wine tasting to boot.
We thought we’d dash off this little note so that you knew that there were suddenly salmon cakes to be had this week, as well as- yes- the crispy duck salad, the fried oyster BLT, Bouillabaisse, and a tempura fig over saffron ice cream with honey drizzled over it.
If you’re not on vacation right now, and you’re not packing right now, I congratulate you on being part of the brave minority who’s here sticking it out while everyone else seizes the moment and turns a Wednesday Independence Day into a five-day-or-possibly-longer vacation.
Today marks the third of thirteen weeks of our making the dishes you wanted us to make, and just like last week featured a little-seen dish that was a happy hour snack-turned-entree in the eggplant Parmigiana, this week offers up a dish from our catering menu that some of you have had at parties we’ve catered.
While it technically isn’t summer just yet, the Feast Summer menus have begun.
For the uninitiated, we sent an email out last month asking which of your favorite dishes you’d like to see on the menu again, and each week through Labor Day, we’ll be making a few of those dishes you’ve missed.
We go through the same phenomenon each year: The busy season begins and we’re energized at first, motivated by the pace of our busy days and nights, excited that we’re back to business and developing a rhythm. The staff is energized, the dining room is bright and buzzy, and our guests are happy and excited too. By May, we’re all a bit frazzled- going nonstop takes its toll and we usually find ourselves wishing for summer by March.
First of all, it being May Day, let’s all extend our gratitude to the workers of the world. I’d like especially to thank those who work here at Feast, as well as all the suppliers and purveyors who take care of us each day.