Oh, just a 6-Course meal served on the L Train. What did YOU do this weekend?

Quite possibly the ballsiest interpretation of the “popup restaurant” phenomenon to date: 12 guests were treated to a full 6 courses on an NYC subway commute from 8th Avenue to Canarsie, with a new dish being served every third stop. Courses were plated by teams either on the platform, or in the train itself, and served to guests on custom-built straphanger tables. The exquisitely planned and executed event went off (amazingly) without a hitch. The Great Gatsby was read, diners were stuffed, onlookers drooled. (see the full photo set here) 

The menu:
6th Avenue: Hamchi Crudo, Bone Marrow, Trout Roe, Laproaig, Sweet Lime
3rd Avenue: Foie en Brioche, Port Wine, Raisin
Lorimer Street: Ramp Soup, Black Garlic, Cippolini, Morel, Thyme
Morgan Avenue: Petit Filet Mignon, Pomme Puree, Asparagus
Bushwick Avenue: Pepper Jam, St Andre
Sutter Avenue: Chocolate & Gold Leaf Panna Cotta, Raspberry Coulis

The lunch was Hosted by Michael Cirino, Daniel Castano and Andrew Rosenberg of
A Razor, A Shiny Knife

Along with:
Jonny Cigar – Winetology
Mike Lee – Studiofeast
Linda Lou – The Cheeky Chef

Full list of collaborators here:

Photo ©Steph Goralnick

Jittering with anticipation, when the subway doors opened and I and the other members of Team StudioFeast brought in the main course, Steph Goralnick (my friend since Junior High!) was one of the first people I saw.  Quickly snapping photo after photo, she weaved and dodged through servers, passengers, and her photographer counterparts to capture my favorite images of this memorable event. 

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