Announcing FMC event #12: Tar Beach

1 Jul

We have a date.  We have a theme.  It’s summer.  It’s too hot to invoke the democratic process.  So here’s the 411:

Inspiration:  To you it’s a rooftop.  To us it’s Saint-Tropez.  The spirit of the Tar Beach dinner is that we’re stuck.  But we’re making the best of it.  We will employ ingenuity and use only what’s available here in the city.  It’s summer.  It’s hot.  Nothing exotic.  Nothing fancy.  Simple, fresh, easy.  Let’s show those fancy-pants jet-setting globetrotters that we can have a kick-ass meal infusing ordinary ingredients with a boatload of creativity.

image poached from Faith Ringgold’s book (click image to go to Amazon and check out the book)

Date:  Saturday July 21, Rain date: Sunday July 22.

Location: The ADVentureLoft™ Rooftop.

Our Tar Beach

Time: 5:30pm for Cocktails & snacks during prep at the ADVentureLoft™.

The kitchen downstairs will be available all afternoon for prep, but we’ll head up to the roof around 6pm where all you’ll have available is a gas grill, a Paella pan and burner (can be used as a griddle), a crock pot, any electric appliance you want to carry, a cold water sink, a VERY small fridge, some coolers filled with ice, whatever knives, cutting boards, tools, pots and pans you want to bring upstairs… and your wits.

We’ll cap attendance at 10… once we have the roster, courses will be assigned… we may doubled up on some, and/or we’ll stick to VERY small portions, or incorporate a couple of assigned amuse bouches just so there isn’t an obscene amount of food.

Post your intentions in the comments to this post.  First 8 to commit are in.

11 Responses to “Announcing FMC event #12: Tar Beach”

  1. Cassis AW July 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I’ll be post call so I’m definitely down.

  2. thatgirl July 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    mr. mehl and i will be there will bells (linen ones, of course) on!

  3. jdavidar July 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Caroline & Stu are in. Three spots remain.

  4. Jim Keane July 1, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Sigh; sorry to miss again but that day is David P’s birthday and we will quite literally be on a ….jet. Sipping something fancy and eating something fancier. Damn.

  5. spark0101 July 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    I’m confused, are there spots left? Kent and I want to be there!

    • jdavidar July 2, 2012 at 2:30 am #

      You’re in.

      • spark0101 July 5, 2012 at 11:54 am #


  6. david July 2, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    We can’t make it! Mabel is going to be in LA and I’ll be in Chicago. Hoping to see you all again sometime soon.

  7. Tina Heinz July 4, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Can’t make it this time, miss you guys!

  8. Nina July 7, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Now it’s my turn to be confused: any room left or all full at the inn? i’m plotting on 4, so I know my likelihood is low.


    • jdavidar July 7, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      So sorry… we’re at 11… I’m already brainstorming how to divvy up courses so we don’t end up serving an obscene amount of food and drink.

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