My second gig catering was with The Brooklyn Laundry, which is an awesome crew led by Fiore Tedesco (left). My friend Lee was working side by side with Fiore in the kitchen and I was out on the floor tending to the guests of a 50th Birthday party for a publishing executive. The party was held in a penthouse loft in the same Chelsea building that houses Tesla Motors, makers of incredible electric sports cars. The 5 course menu was Moroccan-themed and culminated in a lamb-shank roasted in a paper bag which you can see them plating below.
Brooklyn Laundry largely operates as a traveling supper-club that serves seasonal, thematic and local menus in various locations throughout NYC. In this capacity the company doesn't turn a big profit, so Fiore bankrolls his labor of love with special catering gigs like this one.
The punch was Bulleit Bourbon, Tangerine Nectar, Fee Brothers Peach Bitters and San Pellegrino.
And the afterparty looked like...