The Greene Grape Blog

Grill’s Night Out!

Can’t decide what to grill this weekend? Take a tip from our butchers! It doesn’t take much to bring out the incredible flavor of our grass-fed meats.
Beef: Dry Aged Rib-eye, Top Sirloin or NY Strip
Pork: Top Sirloin, T-Bone Chop
Sausage: Any kind!!
Pro-Tip: Use fresh soaked bundles of herbs in place of a basting brush, the slight abrasions they create increase the surface area for browning and impart light flavors throughout the meat.

Don’t forget the wine! While you’re grilling, open up a bottle of Chad Pinot Noir ’13 ($20), a tasty Cali pinot packed with lush, tart red fruits with underpinnings of fresh, mulchy earth.

Sourced from the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County, the wine is medium-bodied, versatile, and intense in flavor, allowing it to hold its own with whatever you’re throwing on the grill.

Happy grillin’ Fort Greene!

Of Poems & Picnics

Spring is here and that can mean only one thing.

Picnics in the park! Here’s what you should bring:

 Start with a snack- a nice big bag of Bjorn Quorn,

Head over to the Cheesemonger for some Swiss Schnebelhorn.

Put it in your basket with a Bien Cuit Baguette,

Don’t forget the House-made Pork Rillette!

For a trendy touch add some Empire Mayo,

And finish it off with a juicy heirloom tomato.

Meet at the top of Fort Greene Park on the hill,

Savor your treats and enjoy sitting still.

Make sure that you packed the wine and the beer,

But be discreet and remember, you didn’t get it here! ;-)

Now Bring Us Some Piggy Pudding

Join our Head Butcher Lena Diaz in Williamsburg this Saturday as she dishes out our best house cured bacon three ways in one! She’ll be competing against some of NYC’s finest chefs for the highest honors at the Great Big Bacon Picnic. Come out and try our Provisions Piggy Pudding – house cured bacon with eggs and Vermont cheddar cheese folded into housemade brioche, topped with whipped lardo “icing” and pork jowl bacon granola crumble.

What? The Great Big Bacon Picnic

Where? The Old Pfizer Factory – 630 Flushing Ave

When? Saturday, May 16h from 12pm-2:30pm and again from 6:3opm-9pm

Why? To taste as much bacon as possible from some of Brooklyn’s best chefs, and to wash it down with beer and spirits provided by over 30 different vendors.

How? Buy tickets online at http://greatbigbacon.com/  use the code “Greene” for a 10% discount- tickets are still available!

I Got It For My Mama!

We have a number of ways you can treat the moms, mothers and mamas in your life this Sunday!

Send her some love- we’re offering a special Mother’s Day Gift Basket that can be shipped nationwide or picked up right here in our shop!

Make breakfast in bed- create a custom menu with all of her favorite treats, or look around for suggestions at each of our counters.

Decorate a coloring page- our beautiful Mother’s Day coloring pages are available at the registers. Get creative, get expressive and don’t be afraid to color outside the lines!

Pick up some flowers- we will have gorgeous fresh bouquets available from Stem and for those looking for a more lasting gift, take home a paper blossom branch by local artist Bespoke Brooklyn.

We’re wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mom’s we see each day here at the shop!

 

If love is sweet as a flower,

then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder

Get Cultured at Annex!

Join us as we host award winning author Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Yogurt Culture: A Global Look at how to Make, Bake, Sip and Chill the World’s Creamiest, Healthiest Food, as she talks all things yogurt with local makers Homa Dashtaki of The White Moustache, and John and Angela Fout of Sohha Savory Yogurt.


New York Times Food columnist Melissa Clark
will be moderating this discussion with time for questions, book signings and of course tastings to follow!

This FREE event will start promptly at 6pm on Monday, May 4th at the Greene Grape Annex (753 Fulton Street).

We can’t wait to see you there!