Last night we pulled off another successful collaboration with our friends over at Gastronauts. You may remember our last creole/cajun collaboration. This year, the Forking Tasty crew along with my kitchen collaborators from Whisk & Ladle, went in a totally different direction than last time. About four months ago over a few oysters and meticulously crafted cocktails at a popular Williamsburg Brooklyn haunt, we brainstormed an 11 course, plated, all bird menu. Below is the final draft of that session. Stay tuned for a post with a breakdown and picture of each delectable dish.
From gladiators to Vespas. Here’s the skinny on the fat. Our next dinner is a pure classic. How could you go wrong with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Italy circa 1953? Rhetorical. You can’t! My grandfather is from a small town just south of Rome named Fondi. No visit to Rome is complete without a stop at the old citrus farm they had down there. Expect a little influence from this little town in the menu. Hopefully the food and the film will inspire you to take your own Roman Holiday soon. There is no line at the vatican in early December. Shhhh.ut and enjoy yourselves with us this summer. See you on the deck.
It’s been a while since we’ve posted. You may have wondered what we’ve been up to. This video explains it all but for those of you who can’t bring yourself to watch 3 minutes of fun, bike and food content here’s the skinny.
Last year we threw our first Bike-In-Theater in North Brooklyn on the waterfront. The response was so amazing that we decided to bring it back this year. The twist is that we want to hit as many cities as possible. We’re starting with NY and San Francisco but hope to raise enough money to do a few more.
Yes. I said raise money. See, last year it was self funded and helped to launch the ForkingTasty Suppers season. This year we’ve turned to Kickstarter to help raise the funds to put the proper infrastructure in place and bring even more amazing food to the event. So, to our loyal fans and those of you here for the first time, please help pitch in and make Bike-In-Theater a reality.
The Italian-American season begins. Here’s the skinny on the fat. We like to end each season with an Italian meal BUT for the last two years that hasn’t happened so this year we are going all Italian. We’re starting with A Bronx Tale. Besides the fact that Robert DeNiro’s character shares our last name and my father claims the beginning of this story follows his real life, we love this flick for it’s portrayal of Italian-American life in the mid-twentieth century. Aside from the stereotypical mobster movie stuff it paints a serious picture of the neighborhood segregation in that time as well as the positive shift into the multi-cultural society we live in today. Plus, who can forget “The Door Test”. Rules to live by.
This year, for the first time, we are sharing some of our holiday feast with you. No longer will you have to look at beautiful pictures of amazing food and wonder if it tastes as good as it looks. We are making limited quantities of our signature meat lasagna and will deliver them right to your door. Remember, we are southern Italian’s so no bechemel here…just pure red sauce and triple meat, triple cheese. Now go start planning your feast!
One pan serves approximately 9 Anello size pieces. Available while supplies last. Purchase and hand delivery available in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan only. Please note, We can not deliver outside of these boroughs of NY.
What you get
Each order contains a 9×13 reusable steel pan full of our famous 5 layer lasagna. Delivery is included in your purchase. (Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan only please). We will deliver your order chilled along with proper reheat instructions. Each pan will feed 12-15 adults or 9 Italians. Ingredients: Tomato sauce, Tomato paste, pork, beef, veal (ground), spices, mozzerella cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, pasta noodles (egg, flour, water), olive oil
When you get it
Delivery will be on December 19th in the evening. After you complete your purchase we will contact you for specific timing and location information but please include delivery address at time of purchase in the shipping address field.
Questions? Drop us a note at email@example.com
Let’s ride! A song filled, dance inducing, joke a minute, slapstick comedy, anchored by three amazing comedians has us counting the minutes until the 24th. Join us to fight the Evil El Guapo and eat some tasty, cheesy, crispy, spicy, hearty, hot, sweet, salty, luscious, peppery, juicy food. I suppose we could have just said delicious but then again, we are not writing a telegram. Bring your little buttercup and stay a while, while. Ok, we promise to try and tone down the movie quotes once we finish writing this.
It’s been hot in NYC. Hot like a prison. New Yorkers have started to act out. The heat is getting to them. It’s almost as if Manhattan island has become a maximum security prison walled off from civilization and they have left us all for dead. Ok, that’s a bit much. It’s not that hot. But, Brooklyn is typically a few degrees cooler so consider visiting us on the 27th.
Blaxploitation never tasted so good! Saturday, July 16th at 7:30pm. We have wanted to hit this genre for a while. We struggled a lot with choosing a film that would keep things light but not cliche the genre. Shaft, although fantastic, has been remade and is almost too overexposed to properly re-examine the Blaxploitation era. Others, like “Cornbread, Earl and Me” dive deeper into social issues. Although that’s a strong message for the genre as a whole, we still wanted to keep you entertained while not making that left brain wrestle too hard with the ideas the film forces us to examine. So where did we go? A 6ft tall, ex-model, international female spy who can kick ass, drive like a pro and fire a gun better than Rambo. Cleopatra Jones of course.
Join us for a hole-in-one! Saturday, June 4th at 7:00pm. To kick off season three we dug deep into our favorite movie list and pulled out Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield. Join us as we take a trip back to 1980 where some of us actual made our scratch by carrying rich peoples woods 18 holes over highly landscaped terrain. If you were a caddy or not, you can at least relate to the pesky gofer that seems to turn the whole country club upside down.
Sunday, March 13th at 8:30pm. Join us for an evening of tasty, sippy, mysterious conversation. Every year we lose an hour as we spring ahead to…well…spring. What if those lost 60 minutes held a secret? What if that secret was filled with attractive singles, delicious food and rich, luscious wine? Would you tell? Or, would you keep your mouth closed and smirk with content?
On March 13th we are teaming up with Dandelion Wines and converting a wine shop into a dining den to celebrate this seductive lost hour. As the rest of the world skips past these valuable and mysterious minutes ten single men and ten single women will be indulging with gluttonous disregard. A 4-course gourmet dinner will be crafted to perfectly match hand selected, small batch vintners favorite wines.
Quietly reserve one of the 20 seats below and treat yourself to an evening that will be full of visual surprises, olfactory inspirations, tongue tantalizing moments and perhaps, by the end of the evening, even those little hairs on the back of your neck will be at attention. Who knows, you might even share a bite and a sip with your new spring lover.
Ever since I can remember I have been staining myself. My mother has always been quick to point this out. Thanks Ma. From the grass stained knees on my school clothes to the red Italian gravy stain on my confirmation tie to the brown coffee stain on the cuff of my new, white dress shirt, she catches them all. Hello, Lid Bib. Technically a reshaped paper towel with a strategically placed hole in it. The Lid Bib is not the most low profile solution to a drippy coffee cup but, based on the number of used Starbuck’s napkins I find in my coat pocket, an effective one.
Supper Club In-A-Box is a DIY, home version of the monthly dinner party we throw in unique spaces around NYC. One of the main reasons we host our dinners is to bring people together and allow them to make new friends. We set the dinner in unexpected places and pair it all with delicious food which always makes it a little easier for our guests to bond. This holiday season we decided to box up some of the magic so you can host your own supper club event and woo your friends. We have modeled this box after our REEL TASTY event, a dinema experience where guests share large, movie themed, plates of food with each other while we project a movie two stories high on an adjacent building. Everything you need is in the box. Just add friends and bake.
Saturday, September 18th at 7:00pm. Come join us for some shagadelic tasty! This month we bring some British to the deck. 1960’s free love Britain that is. Don’t worry, all the spinning beds and naughty mood lights have been put away. We will take that kitsch and put it into the menu instead of the decor. It’s just safer that way. Aimee and I have reinvented some of our favorite British dishes and we hope you’ll come by to try them out. Of course, Austin gets naughty and goofy on the big wall during the later half of the evening. I can’t wait to see what Lily from Dandelion Wines digs up for this one.
Come join us for some space travel. August 28th at 7:00pm. We partnered up with Smaltz Brewing Company for this one and in honor of their Jewishness we figured we would bring Mel Brooks and his hilarity to the deck. Of all his movies it’s hard to pick a favorite. The deciding factor was the number of Hebrew references we could remember in each film. In the end, Dark Helmut and the rest of the Spaceballs came up winners. The hilarious Star Wars spoof is complete with Druish Princess’, John Candy as a half man-half dog and Pizza the hut. I guess all we can say is “May the Shwartz be with you!”.
Come join us for camp. Saturday, July 31st at 7:00pm. This is a star studded flick but before any of them were stars. On the last day of summer camp, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth, A.D. Miles, and members of MTV’s sketch comedy group The State try and find someone to kiss at the end of the big talent show that night.