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Proud to have successfully launched Melba in New York City! Thanks to all the staff, volunteers, and interns who joined in the effort and wishing future food entrepreneurs hosting their own feasts much success!
Sign up to host and discover feasts in New York at melba.co
We’re giving away a Whole Foods Voucher worth £300 / $450.
Go to www.melba.co/contest to enter the competition and increase your chances of winning.
For every friend you invite to the competition, your chances of winning double!
What would you buy at Whole Foods with $450? Remember, UK and US folks are both eligible for winning!
Meet people. Feast together.
I’m excited to announce that Epicurely has relaunched as Melba.co, a new site to discover and host the most original dining experiences in town. Feast with your friends and other Melba members at the best supper clubs, pop-up restaurants and creative dining venues.
Social chefs: this is your time to shine! Host feasts for friends or strangers - our platform is designed to provide a unique opportunity to showcase your talents in the kitchen. Whether you love to cook at home with loved ones, are pursuing a restaurant gig, in culinary school, or just want to perfect your cooking skills, Melba.co is your marketplace to connect with like-minded enthusiasts.
Inspired by some of the greatest culinary innovators, (including Ferran Adria), we wanted to create a greater context around food. With our new platform, we aim to push a community of cook enthusiasts forward. We invite you to join us at Melba.co - read our story below.
Conceived by revolutionary French chef Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800’s, the peach melba was highly innovative at the time for its simplicity and elegance. We view the Melba project as bringing a new spirit of innovation to the kitchen, by empowering individuals to express their personality and creativity through their food. Escoffier’s use of food as a social language reigns true to us. We believe that food has a special power to bring people together, and as symbolized by this story, it can become a language for social exchange.
the Melba team
Food/Energy Talk with Emily Hanhan of Nomnivorous
Hack Your Lunch: Turning the midday bore into an exciting and energizing meal.
WECREATE members lunch this month is catered and hosted by personal chef and blogger, Emily Hanhan of Nomnivorous.com. She’ll be leading a casual discussion about lunch in all its facets. Learn how to hack your lunch so that you’re energized for the rest of the day AND excited to take your lunch break. It takes just a little bit of science and a whole lot of creativity to create lunches that last.
Join us at WECREATE to learn more about your diet’s impact on your workday energy with Emily on Wednesday, July 25th 1-2pm
An Emancipation Day Celebration: A Great Day at Lefferts
Since the early 19th century, black communities across the nation have celebrated their culture, freedom and accomplishments with festive gatherings. In the spirit of Juneteenth, Pinkster and Homecomings, we cordially invite you to enjoy a communal picnic experience featuring the work of local cooks, purveyors, artists and gardeners. A stones throw away, enjoy Freedom Strut Two Thousand Twelve at Lefferts Historic House.
Join my Bed-Stuy Crawl partner, Nicole Taylor of Foodculturist.com and I in dressing your Sunday’s best for a communal picnic at Prospect Park. RSVP to get your own custom picnic basket for two, keepsake menu, flowers, and edible goodies.
Sunday, July 1st 12-3pm
I’m working with The Rooster Group to celebrate entrepreneurship in food through The Next Big Small Brand contest!
VIDEOS: finalists from San Francisco and New York share their story on how food has influenced their life and what vision they see for themselves and their products with Food Curated and Serious Eats. More to come soon!
EVENT: get to know the finalists, be part of the live tasting, and pick your favorite ‘next big small brand’ on March 27th in Brooklyn - tickets are available now!
follow The Rooster Design Group and I as we search for the next big food entrepreneur!
Get down on winter eating and happy hour drinking at local watering holes, making Bed-Stuy more than just the home of rap legends. “Food mayor” Nicole Taylor of FoodCulturist.com (with my help) will introduce you to a corner of Bed-Stuy where a number of new restaurants and bars are popping up featuring global cuisine at affordable prices, and unbeatable experiences.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 4th at 6pm!
Buy your tickets at: http://bedstuycrawl.eventbrite.com
Watch for special announcements including contest giveaways from our friends at:
Listen to today’s podcast as we discuss the influence of growing up on farms and organic products while seeking out quality meals here in Brooklyn and throughout New York City markets.
Thanks to my good friend Carol of NYCityMama.com for inviting me to do a spontaneous guest video on my favorite places to eat in New York City!
Hear me name drop where I go for burgers, cocktails, and a chef’s table
*Forgive me for how terrible I look in this video, it was an early morning