You Did What In The City?


Any opportunity I get to share the food culture, nature and what we do in The Berkshires with people I jump at it.

City Plate asked if Heirloom Fire would come to Hub Seventeen (An events and community space in the Lululemon Flatiron Location) in New York City and put together a Dinner in honor of Men's Fashion Week. The guests for the dinner would be 30 influencers in mens fashion and to open the floor to discussion.

Well, if you know me at all, you know I love to cook and have a fondessness for men’s fashion, so this was on my calendar before Justine (City Plate, Little Miss Local) could even finish asking.

The theme for the dinner was based around Men’s Fashion - masculine yet sophisticated, with a focus on creativity and innovation…

What comes to mind for a menu with a masculine and sophisticated feel? Let me pour myself a glass of bourbon and brainstorm.

Cigars, game, wilderness, hunting and as I sipped my bourbon I thought, of course, bourbon.

I had a vison in my head of the pinnacle (in my opinion) of mens fashion - English countryside, circa 1930. With a riff on the game theme, I thought, lets envision a fox hunt. Now, what else might we see while in the woods? Moss, leaves, deer, acorns and walnuts - all of these will have to make their way onto the table. I spoke to my dear friend, Magdalena from Magdalena Events about the vision and as always, she got it and made it even better than what I had in my mind.

Keeping with a classic dinner format, we would start with some stationary appetizers and then proceed into a family style courses.