Join us in New York City’s first culinary time machine at Humboldt & Jackson as we journey back through great eras in New York’s culinary history. We’ll be visiting four unique periods, bringing you beer-centric meals inspired by each evening’s place in history. This is BLAST! from the Past: A Brooklyn Brewery Dinner Party Series.
Dinner Party No. 1: Nieuw Amsterdam
April 16, 2015 SOLD OUT
We travel to the 1650s, where the Dutch colonists are devouring their way through the New World. This strange land has given them a bounty of fish, game, and produce, but little in the way of potable water. The Dutch have cleverly responded by brewing a ludicrous amount of beer to fuel their trading and accompany their “hotchpots”.
Dinner Party No. 2: The Restaurant is Born
June 25, 2015 Tickets coming soon
We find ourselves in 1820s New York, where oysters are king. The most recent wave of immigration has brought with it a rash of aspiring entrepreneurs setting up shops, stands, and even the very first restaurant. Dine at the intersection of high and low culture with outsized shellfish, peanuts, and French-style cuisine.
Dinner Party No. 3: Flappers, Fringes and Fast Cars
August 20, 2015
We touch down in the 1920s, with the pesky Volstead Act and Prohibition getting in the way of everyone’s fun. Luckily, true New Yorkers have figured out inventive measures for getting around the law. In the right circles, decadence is the name of the game and what should be scarce is more than abundant.
Dinner Party No. 4: Windows on the World
October 15, 2015
We’re going back to Back to the Future to visit New York City in the 1980s. This wild decade included not only the founding of the Brooklyn Brewery, but co-founder Steve Hindy hosting his first-ever beer dinner at Windows on the World. That menu will be brought back to light just in time for our trip.
Thanks to the improbable energies powering our craft, each voyage in the BLAST! From The Past series is only $65 including tax, gratuity and all beverages. The exact mechanics of our time machine are slightly difficult to explain, as any sense of time within a restaurant is extremely vague. All we can say is that food and beer have special powers to take us places. Why not use those powers to explore the culinary bloodlines of one of the world’s greatest cities?
This experience is immersive and we encourage participation in whatever way you see fit. There is a very real chance that bits of the eras we visit will leak into our craft, but you do not have to fear the strange clothing and forgotten technologies we may encounter (though you may end up taking some of these artifacts home with you at the end of the trip.) The Brooklyn Historical Society will be along to explain our travels and prevent any time-tinkering that could open a paradox loop. With Time Captain and Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson at the helm and his trusty crew throughout the vessel, you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands.
Check out these photos from last year’s Dinner Parties and get ready; we’ll be releasing tickets to each dinner one month out. Follow @BrooklynBrewery and @BKLYNHouseChef in the meantime for behind the scenes peeks at our time travel prep.