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Win Two Tickets to Bubby’s Mark Twain “Feast Spectacle” with Author Andrew Beahrs

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The menu for Wednesday’s feast. It’s based on a 1907 list of great American foods by Mark Twain.

Last week we gave away two tickets to the Blue Moon Fish special seafood dinner at Bubby’s Pie Company on the waterfront in Dumbo, part of a series of locally sourced, highly curated dinners they’re hosting called the Fall Dinner Symposium. Each dinner features a speaker well-versed in what you’re eating, and the whole experience is meant to highlight the excellence of both American and regional foods. (Last week’s was Long Island seafood: Check out the nifty blog post our winners put up about their meal.)

The dinners continue through November, but the real highlight of the series is the one this Wednesday, a Mark Twain meal featuring Andrew Beahrs, author of Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens.

We’ve got two free tickets to give away to the event, which Bubby’s is calling a “feast spectacle.” The menu is based on the fantastic list of American foods Twain listed out in his 1907 book A Tramp Abroad, essentially a list of what he was longing to eat upon his return from Europe–he called their food “insipid.” (Better still are the recipes that follow, for Ash Cake, New England Pie and Carving Fowls in the German Fashion.)

At left is the current menu (it’s a work in progress) and there are more details about the dinner below, as per Bubby’s press release, but in the meantime, if you’d like to score two tickets to  this amazing experience, here’s what to do: The first reader to like Bubby’s on Facebook and post a message on their wall referencing @EdibleBrooklyn wins the pair. (While you’re at it, you might as well as like us on Facebook, too, if you don’t already.)

***More on Wednesday’s Meal From Bubby’s**

Bubby’s Main Street  Fall Dinner Symposium

Wednesday, October 26th 2011 7p.m.-10p.m. with Mark Twain’s Feast Spectacle with Andrew Beahrs

Bubby’s presents these special dinners to celebrate efforts to renovate American agriculture and the American menu. Each event will feature a conversation with persons who are deeply involved in a significant aspect of this project, followed by a meal that illustrates, materially and pleasurably, the themes under discussion.

 With the guidance and commentary of author Andrew Beahrs (Twain’s Feast: In Search of America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens), Bubby’s will gallantly attempt, within the bounds of sanity and reality, to create a dinner based on Mark Twain’s extraordinary list of his favorite American foods.  During an extended sojourn in Europe, Twain dreamed of an American meal with more than eighty courses, including wild turkey, baked apples, oysters in every manner, succotash, porterhouse steak and hoe-cakes, Southern style.  This feast will not offer every dish on the list (terrapin is no longer available) but those in attendance will experience an epic journey through the history of American food and the mind of an American genius. (See Twain’s marvelous list from “A Tramp Abroad”, pages 239 and 240.)

For ticketing information: http://bubbysfalldinnersymposiummarktwain.eventbrite.com/


About Rachel Wharton

Rachel Wharton is the editor of Edible Brooklyn. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.

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