New Dinner Party Series Brings NYC Chefs to Queens Rooftop Farm

By Jeanmarie Evelly on October 2, 2013 1:28pm 

 Brooklyn Grange is teaming up with foodie magazine Edible Queens to host the "Butcher Paper Dinner" series at its flagship farm in Long Island City.
Brooklyn Grange is teaming up with foodie magazine Edible Queens to host the "Butcher Paper Dinner" series at its flagship farm in Long Island City.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — This gives a whole new meaning to "farm to table."

New York City chefs will show off their culinary chops in a new dinner party series set atop a rooftop farm in Queens that features ingredients grown right there.

Brooklyn Grange is teaming up with foodie magazine Edible Queens to host the "Butcher Paper Dinner" series at its flagship farm in Long Island City.

The series will kick off Saturday, Oct. 6 at the farm at 37-18 Northern Blvd., where chef Will Horowitz of Ducks Eatery in the East Village will serve oysters, boiled crab and freshly prepared Brooklyn Grange vegetables to diners, who will eat at a large communal table on the roof.

Horowitz, known for his culinary style that combines Southeast Asian and Cajun flavors, said he wanted to participate in the series because he was inspired by Brooklyn Grange's farm-to-table mission.

"The only way for us to be passionate about the food we cook is to work with farmers just as passionate about growing it," he said in a statement.

"Brooklyn Grange not only exemplifies that passion but has created a shining example in urban farming for cities all over the world."

The meal will feature wine from Long Island's Bedell Cellars and beer from the Long Island City-based Queens Brewery.

Sunnyside-based DJ and saxophonist Neal Sugarman will provide music for the event.

Tickets for the dinner are $80, and can be purchased online here.

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