M. Wells Dinette Hosting Pig Roasts and Petanque Parties This Summer
LONG ISLAND CITY — Spend your Sundays with pork and pétanque.
M. Wells Dinette, the eatery inside MoMA PS1 that's popular with the foodie-set, is celebrating the summer weather with an outdoor pétanque tournament and pig roasts every Sunday in the museum's courtyard.
Teams of three or four can compete in the popular French game, where participants take turns tossing balls with the goal of landing them closest to a smaller one.
"It's basically French bocce," said Terence Trouillot, the restaurant's general manager who said the tournaments started earlier this month and kick off each week around 3 p.m. The winning team scores a prize like a free meal or a gift certificate, he said.
Meanwhile, the eatery roasts a 70- to 80-pound pig, which is usually ready to serve around 5 p.m., and plates of the crispy pork are served with sides like mac and cheese or baked beans.
Diners can wash their eats down with beer or drinks made with Ricard, a French licorice-flavored spirit.
"It's a very French affair," Trouillot said.
The festivities in the courtyard continue each Sunday until 9 p.m. There is no admission fee, and the regular M. Wells Dinette is also open serving its traditional menu. Those interested in pre-registering for the pétanque tournament can call the restaurant at (718) 786-1800.