3 Gourmet Courses: Healthy, Delicious and BYOB.

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.

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Friday, January 306:30pm - 9:00pm

$45.00

This menu was developed by Chef Jay Weinstein and will be executed with the help of CTP students.

Appetizer

Tapas: Garlic-Laced Mushrooms with Port Wine, Spinach Fritters with Lemony Chili Dip, Patatas Bravas

Entree

Smoky Asturian “Fabada” Bean Stew with Roasted Root Vegetables, Wheat Berries, Seitan, Sundried Tomatoes and Simmered Kale

Dessert

Warm Crepes with Bananas, Chocolate, Spanish Fruit Preserves and Fresh Mint
*Beverage: Virgin Sangria

Friday, February 66:30pm - 9:00pm

$45.00

Appetizer

Red and Golden Beets and Orange Soup; Bitter Greens with Roasted Vegetables

Entree

Semolina and Kale Ravioli with Navy Beans and Acorn Squash; Lemon Broth, Mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts

Dessert

Grapefruit Tart with Almond Creme; Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate

Friday, February 13 – Valentine’s Day Pop-Up6:30pm - 8:30pm

$45.00

Come alone, with friends, or a partner, and mingle with like-minded foodies over a delectable spread of rose family-inspired hors d'oeuvres. (The Rosaceae family includes apples, pears, raspberries, almonds and hawthorn) You’ll also enjoy live cooking demos from our students throughout the evening!

Appetizer

Crispy Whole Wheat and Black Sesame Flatbread with Rainbow Carrot Ribbons, Carrot Top Pesto & Almond Parmesan
Yucca Latke ‘Flower Pots’ with Smoked Cashew Cream, Pickled Onion Bulbs & Apple Juniper Relish
Miniature Beet ‘Bulb’ Skewers with Truffle Laced Nut Cheese, Roasted Pear Salt & Shiitake Soil
Rose-Spiced Black Rice ‘Mulch’ Salad with Winter White Root Vegetables & Hawthorn Oil
Grilled Local Trumpet Mushrooms with Eggplant Caviar, Sour Cider Pearls & Beet Chip ‘Petals’
Caramelized Fennel and Preserved Lemon Gratins with Almond Béchamel & Rosemary Needles
House-made Dark Chocolates with Rose Water & Golden Tahini
Raspberry Swirl Cashew Cheesecake with Chocolate Truffle Crust
*Beverage: House-made Hibiscus-Ginger Potion with Edible Flower Rim

Friday, February 206:30pm - 9:00pm

$45.00

Menu coming soon...

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.

Michael Anthony
Executive Chef at Gramercy Tavern

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