On Friday night, we set the tables, light the candles and put our chefs to work creating a family dinner like no other in New York City. Each week features a unique 3-course vegetarian meal prepared by Chef’s Training Program students and instructors. We use seasonal, local, fresh, traditional and whole ingredients, often vegan and/or gluten-free. BYOB and only $45, Friday Night Dinner is one of the best values for a night out on the town to be had in this city.
Three Green Salad with Lemon Zest Vinaigrette; Pink Pepper Toasted Pepitas with Avocado, Strawberries and Greenmarket Local Herbs
Seasonal Quinoa Pilaf, Green Peas, Pine Nut Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossom; Navy Bean and Red Beet Coulis with Gotham Greens Basil Pesto;
Smoky Kale, Herb Marinated Zucchini, Pickled Daikon
Vanilla Bean marbled with Raspberry, and Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches, Fresh Picked Berries, Raspberry Puree
Watercress -Jicama Salad with Lime Mint Mojito Dressing; Pickled Red Onion, Mango, Served with Mariquitas and an Avocado Puree
Ropa Vieja with Marinated Cremini, Oyster, and Shiitake mushrooms, Yellow Rice and Sautéed Green Beans with Baked Yucca Chip
Guava Swirl Cheesecake and Pineapple Sorbet with Cafecito Chocolate Bark and Guava Sauce
Market Greens, Bruleed Local Peaches, Cashew Mozzarella; Agrodolce Roasted Chickpeas, Dehydrated Spiced Fennel; Polenta ‘Panzanella’ Croutons, Aged White Balsamic
Eggplant Rollatini, Crushed Tomatoes, Gotham Greens Basil Pesto; Massaged Kale, Golden Raisins, Crispy Capers; Grilled Zucchini Timbale, Cannellini Puree, Onion Tuile; Portobella-Tempeh Meatballs; Smoked Olive Tapenade, Miso "Parmesan"
Miniature Purple Plum Tortes; 'Crème fraiche’, Raw Cacao Truffles; Limoncello-infused Cherries, Vanilla-scented Farro
-Crostini with Smoked Local Arctic Char, Chili Aioli & Pickled Cucumber
-Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho Shooters (vegan, gluten-free)
-Lime Marinated Mushroom Ceviche with Crispy Chipotle Tortilla (vegan, gluten-free)
-Grilled Summer Vegetable & Sweet Herb Pesto on Housemade Whole Wheat Flatbread (vegan)
-Crispy Falafel Salad with Fire Roasted Red Peppers & Tahini Dressing (vegan, gluten-free)
-Local Flounder Fish Tacos with Radish, Avocado, & Grilled Corn
-Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake (vegan, gluten-free)
-Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets (vegan)
-Hibiscus Limeade (vegan, gluten-free)
Natural Gourmet Institute provides the perfect training for environmentally aware, health conscious cooks who are in search of tools and techniques to make real food truly delicious.
Executive Chef at Gramercy Tavern
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