In my version of a perfect late spring Sunday, I’d wake up to a humidity-free, sunshine sparkling day, settle into a brunch prepared by chefs from one of my favorite restaurants and spend a leisurely day surrounded by friends new and old. Sounds dreamy, right? Well, Gramercy Tavern is about to make some of those spring daydreams a reality.
The beloved Manhattan restaurant is popping-up in Industry City for a one-day-only brunch and obviously, we all need to be there. Sure, the Union Square restaurant is technically only a few subways stops away, but sometimes, especially on the weekends Manhattan just seems so… far. Making this pop-up, Brooklynites chance to indulge in Gramercy Tavern’s contemporary, seasonal American cuisine without leaving the borough.
Here’s a sneak peek at what the Gramercy Tavern team will be serving:
- Pea and radish salad with whipped ricotta, lemon, mint
- Kimchi shakshuka with shrimp, cheddar, buckwheat pita
- Green waffles and buttermilk fried chicken with mung bean, curry leaf, honey butter
- Miro’s pastry basket with seasonal jams, cultured butter
This is the third pop-up in the Industry City Chef’s Lab series we’ve curated. In January, Bonbite chef Winston Chiu treated guests to a sold-out five-course menu of what he called “Chinese pub food.” In April, Alex Raij—a James Beard semi-finalist and half of the couple at the helm of Txikito, El Quinto Pino and the Michelin-starred La Vara—took us on a tour through southern Spain with her multi-course pop-up dinner. Each pop-up celebrates a local chef and includes a multi-course meal with cocktails or wine pairing.
Gramercy Tavern’s pop-up brunch goes down on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but it’s selling out as we speak—so you better act fast if you want a ticket.
Can’t make it Sunday? Stay tuned to our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as we announce future popups in the series.