There are still a few tickets available for tonight’s benefit dinner for Red Hook’s Added Value Farm at iCi in Fort Greene.
Added Value was one of the pioneers of urban agriculture in New York City. They began farming their 2.75 acre plot in Red Hook in 2004. They continue to provide the neighborhood and several Brooklyn restaurants with fresh, organic produce. The farm also employs teams of kids from the neighborhood each season.
Here’s a video toast to Aseel Alwaqza, one of the farm’s youth leaders.
Not convinced? Maybe you should check out the menu:
Housemade Antipasti & Charcuterie-
Duck Rillette, Chicken Liver Mousse, Olives & Sopressatta
Pea Shoot- Curly Red Wave Mustard Greens with Cranberry Vinaigrette & Manchego
Stuffed Arcadian Pastures Lamb Sausage
Apple braised cabbage, Dorset cheese & baby arugula
Fried Green Tomatoes with Blistered Peppers, Sea Salt & Oregano
Ricotta Cavatelli Carbonara ( or Veggie Carbonara with Cauliflower)
House Cured Guanciale, Leeks & Pecorino
Arcadian Pastures Beef Short Rib
Braised Beef Tongue, Baby Yukon Potato Confit, Salsa Verde & Broccoli RAbe
Olive Oil Poached Steelhead Trout
Roasted Tokyo Turnips & Grilled Red Onion Salad
Bourbon Pecan Gelato
Ginger Panna Cotta
Apple Cider Reduction & Crunchy Oats
All the greens are sourced from Added Value’s Red Hook Community Farm with a few special items coming from other regional growers (potato’s from Rex Croft Farm, Beans from Cayuga Organics)
Wine pairing with each course
Signature cocktail provided by Dry Dock and LIVodka.
Tickets are $100. For a last minute reservation, call Added Value Founder and Executive Director Ian Marvy at 718-288-3455