Just because we’re all grown up (well, some of us anyhow) doesn’t mean that the spirit of summer camp is lost and gone forever! In the true spirit of making new friends and learning some fun new stuff (think arts and crafts hour, only substitute fresh ricotta and honey for paste, stinky cheese for play dough, and beer for well, beer!) Jimmy’s no 43 and Saxelby Cheesemongers are hosting a tiny slalom of events this week to set you up proper for the Labor Day weekend.
Admittedly, some of it is kinda last minute, but we sincerely hope you’ll be able to join in for a night or two of noshing, tasting, and good conversation in general.
Monday, August 27th
Artisanal Honey Tasting
You know all about the birds and the bees, but what about the cows and the bees? We love bees almost as much as we love our bovine brethren. Not least of all because the fruit of their buzzing, pollinating labor goes extremely well with butter and cheese!
Join in on this casual tasting of local honeys, lead by New York Slow Foodies Amy Thompson and Cecily Upton. We’ll be tasting six different honeys paired with Alleva Dairy ricotta, Evans Farmhouse butter and plenty of fresh baked bread. In addition, two New York City beekeepers, one from the South Bronx and Fort Greene, Brooklyn will be on hand to demystify the business of keeping bees. Learn how honey is made and harvested, compare honey harvested from the same hives during different seasons, and learn about how the recent colony collapse disease is affecting honey production across the country.
Wednesday, August 29th
Chocolate, Cheese, and Beer
Ah, the old Brewhaha… it’s chocolaty, it’s cheesy, it’s back in action! Join Saxelby Cheesemongers and the beer whizzes (no pun intended) of New York’s own Homebrewers Guild at Jimmy’s for a tasting featuring the best of Saxelby’s seasonal cheeses, paired with Jimmy’s ever-changing selection of craft beers and a whole slew of delicious chocolate. Why settle on just one vice when you can have three all at once?! Reservations are required, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Saxelby Cheesemongers 212.228.8204 to confirm a spot!
Enjoy the dregs of summer… they are altogether too sweet to pass up!