Holla for Challah

Whether you’re hosting, or attending as a guest, you’ll be the life of the party this Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. If you’re in charge of the pre-dinner sweets, pick some new-harvest, local apples from Hudson Valley. We’ll be getting a very limited amount of Challah* from ORWASHERS on Wednesday, ready to be dipped into luscious raw honey from PUMPKIN VILLAGE.

If you’re a fan of Gefilte Fish, give THE GEFILTERIA a try. In the freezer, The Gefilteria takes this traditional dish to the next level, layering pike and whitefish with pink salmon, both delicious and beautiful! Complement your appetizer with a dollop of ISH Citrus or Beet Horseradish, bright and sweet.

For those who celebrate, we wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

*If you’d like to reserve a challah, please give us a call by Friday (8/30) afternoon.

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Behind You All The Way

One of the myriad unique experiences about shopping at Greene Grape Provisions is the ability to purchase baby greens harvested literally hours ago – potentially even by the person standing in line behind you.

That’s right: we at the Greene Grape are fortunate enough to source our baby greens from The Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop Farm at the Navy Yard. When you can eat food grown by your neighbor, why would you eat anything else? Check them out – and also, check out this photo of some Greene Grapers taking a tour of the farm!

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Green Behind The Ears

Long story short, a new generation of farmers (urban and otherwise) are dramatically changing the way we source our food here in the United States, and the Greenhorns have been in on the ground floor for quite some time. This Thursday night, please join us for a screening of their eponymous documentary, followed by a panel discussion – featuring participants from the Brooklyn Grange, Battery Urban Farm and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy Vegetable Garden. Doors are at 7pm; more information is available here.

Completed after nearly three years in production, The Greenhorns explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.

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Front Row Seats

And The Nominees For Best Tasting Are:

NAFI’s Hot Pepper Condiments on Saturday from 12-2pm at Provisions

Pipcorn on Saturday from 5-7pm at the wine store

Bixby & Co. Chocolate on Sunday from 11:30-2:30pm at Provisions

And The Nominees For Best Wines To Pair With Pipcorn Are…

Did you know German movie theaters serve sweet kettle corn instead of our salted, buttered variety?  With a kettle corn tasting at Provisions on Friday, we found some Austrian and German wines to pair. Join us Saturday night to sample:  

Frank Etz Gruner Veltliner ’11 1L – This crisp, refreshing Gruner in a 1 Liter bottle is a fantastic value and a perennial staff favorite.  Light, with bright notes of citrus and stone fruits.

Schmitts Kinder Silvaner ’11 – Made in Bavaria, in South East Germany, this wine is full-bodied with nice minerality, subtle spice and balanced acidity.

Weingut Schmitges Dry Riesling ’11 – A Classic style Riesling made in the Mosel, this wine boasts ripe peach, the slightest hint of sweetness and a thirst-quenching acidity on the finish to keep you wanting more. Good thing it comes in a liter!

Umathum Sankt Laurent ’10 – Made from the lesser known grape Sankt Laurent, this wine is akin to a Pinot Noir but with a funkier, more savory twist. Lighter in body, this red is silky with notes of spice and dark cherries.

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3, 2, 1, MULCH!

Looking for a useful end for your Christmas trees?  In partnership with the Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC, this is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow and Sunday, Fort Greene Park will be a chipping location for old trees as part of MulchFest 2013. Both days, Greene Grape Provisions will be serving free, hot cider at the Willoughby Ave entrance, from 10am to 2pm.

Bring your tree, get a cider, and head home for the post-holidays with a free bag of your own mulch! Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site (see above link) tomorrow or Sunday. Leave your tree with them, and they’ll recycle it for you later!

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Jeni’s Sweet Treats Truck Scoops Snacks!

We’re excited to announce the Jeni’s Sweet Treats Truck Tour of NYC! For frequent patrons of our frozen section, Jeni’s Ice Cream is a familiar name. Their super-premium ice cream comes in some wild flavors (how does dried cherry goat cheese sound?), and you’ll have a chance to sample these frosty delights right in front of Greene Grape Provisions! On Thursday 9/13/12 between 6-8pm we’ll be hosting the Jeni’s truck where free scoops will be given liberally to the locals. The truck is making a 5-day round of the city, so don’t miss your opportunity to see what they’ve got to offer! For more information, check out this New York Times piece or follow the Jeni’s blog. We all scream for….

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Prometheus Springs Italian Ice Cocktails Tonight

Join us at the wine store tonight from 6-8pm as we welcome Tito’s Vodka to sample their Texan spirit straight and in Italian Ice cocktails using Prometheus Springs Lemon Ginger, a capsaicin-spiked elixir.

Italian Ice Cocktail

Ounce and a half Tito’s vodka

Half ounce simple syrup

Half ounce lime juice

Half ounce Limoncello

Two Ounces Prometheus Springs

Shake and pour over ice.

Enjoy with a slice of lime.

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Two Brothers Brewing Tasting and Cheese Pairing

This Thursday April 26 from 5:30pm-7:30pm we are please to welcome Two Brothers Brewing to Provisions for a tasting and cheese pairing.  Two Brothers was found in 1996 in Warrenville, Illinois by the Ebel brothers who were passionate about brewing classic European beers in the craft brewing spirit.  The cheesemongers will also be choosing a few cheese to pair with Two Brothers’ fantastic beers.  Drop in for a taste.

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Mezcal Tasting Tonight

From 6-8 pm tonight, the wine store will be sampling Del Maguey Vida single village Mezcal straight and as a smoky way to perk up a margarita.  a perfect spirit to pair with barbecue, the smoky flavor is intense. Join us to discover and learn cousin this fascinating liquor.

Smoky Margarita recipe

1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

1 oz Tequila

1 oz Triple Sec

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice, strain into cocktail glass and float 1/4 oz Mezcal on top.


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Spring Cocktail Series

It’s time again for our annual cocktail series!  Every Friday from now until mid-May, stop by the wine store from 6-8pm and sample a different cocktail using spirits from our carefully curated selection.  Schedule so far below:

April 13:  Blackwell Rum in a Goldeneye cocktail

April 20:  Del Maguey Mezcal in a Margarita cocktail

April 27:  Breuckelen Gin in a special cocktail

Saturday, May 19:  Macchu Pisco mixed in Chilcanos, a special concoction of ginger ale, lime and pisco discovered in Peru by our friends at hearthandtable

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