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As summer fades and fall begins, we like to take a moment to pause, reflect on the season and offer gratitude to MONA and all her creatures.
MONA, our heartfelt moniker for Mother Nature, and all the gifts she bestowed.
New York State is home to more than 450 wild pollinator species. They are responsible not only for pollinating most of our commercial crops but also maintaining the biodiversity of our environment. However, between climate change and bad agricultural practices, these beautiful insects and birds are at risk.
So, for our last (surprise!) dinner of the 2019 season, we felt it was important to highlight NY's living landscape and the symbiotic relationship that exists between pollinators and the local ecology. We'd like to tell this story by doing what we do best: gathering people around the table for a meal with a message.
We couldn’t pull this one off alone, so we’re bringing in the pros to show us how to live off the land and transform the unexpected into something botanically delicious! We’ve partnered with Enlightenment Wines Meadery, who has been creating small batch meads made with wild yeast, foraged herbs, local fruits and of course honey, since 2009. Their tasting room and cocktail bar Honey’s, is low key the best bar in Brooklyn, but maybe we’re bias :) Arley Marks, co-owner of Enlightenment Wines will be creating a unique multi sensory cocktail and leading us through a tasting of Mead and Natural wine throughout dinner.
In the kitchen, Chef Tara Norvell will be practicing Mottainai, a Japenese philosophy of using everything, that means no waste. When it comes to finding a new purpose for an unexpected ingredient, Tara does not disappoint! The menu is vegetarian but come ready to take some risks. This isn’t your vanilla-veg meal, though there will be plenty of farm produce. Think foraged herbs, mushrooms, weeds and maybe even some trees. This is vegetarian with all the flair of a swallowtail.
Sustainable floral designer, farmer, and educator, Molly Culver of Molly Oliver Flowers, is setting the scene with our very own tabletop native garden. We’re celebrating pollinators, so why not make them feel welcome at the table too with a centerpiece that feels like home!
Your plate will overflow with the local flora and fauna of the ecosystem these creatures support, and in turn, supports them. So come raise a chalice full of mead as we toast the magic of pollinators- they bring what you eat to life!
ABOUT ENLIGHTENMENT WINES
Since 2009, they focus on small batch meads made with wild yeast, foraged herbs, and locally sourced fruit. Their honey based wines are dry (not sweet), around 12% alcohol, barrel fermented and released seasonally. With two production locations, one on a family farmstead in the Hudson Valley and the other in Bushwick Brooklyn. You can find their mead at the finest shops, bars, and restaurants in New York and California.
ABOUT MOLLY OLIVER FLOWERS
Molly Oliver Flowers is a sustainable floral design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. Our floral art aims to bring our clients' vision to life, relying solely upon the beauty of fresh, locally-grown, seasonal flowers. Since 2010, Molly Oliver Flowers has been committed to practices that support the planet and local communities: supporting local farmers; composting all organic waste pre and post event; eschewing all toxic and synthetic commercial floral design products, and always advocating for the re-growth of a bold and thriving local flower economy. Please follow our journey in floral design at @mollyoliverflowers; send all inquiries to email@example.com.
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