City Grit, Sarah Simmons’ well-regarded Nolita salon that hosts a rotating series of visiting chefs, is hosting a Shabbat dinner on Friday, October 12, with Noah and Rae Bernamoff of Mile End, the very good Montreal-Jewish Deli in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill.
Here’s the thing: the City Grit Shabbat is $200 per person, which means it’s a $400 dinner date ($457 after taxes & fees). We’ve never attended a Shabbat before (going to our first one tonight, incidentally), but we’re gonna go ahead and say this one might be SLIGHTLY more expensive than most folks are used to.
Then again, the $200 tickets come with wine pairings and the price is reflective of service (i.e. no need to tip). We at The Bad Deal have been longstanding fans of such “all-inclusive” pricing, which gives diners a better idea of how much they’ll actually spend than with traditional “pay-after-you-eat” pricing. Another plus: proceeds for the event will go toward Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength.
Equally importantly: the food looks pretty dope: Schmalted chanterelles, smoked sturgeon, braised lamb brisket, chicken gizzard, chicken scrapple, and more. See the full menu below. And according to City Grit, “dietary restrictions will strictly NOT be followed.” We dig it baby.
So looks like we have ourselves a GOOD DEAL. There’s also a $250pp Gilt City version of this offer that includes entrance to the SWEET dessert tasting at the Food Network New York City Food and Wine Festival later that night. We say skip Gilt City’s more expensive offer as you really only need one dessert (REALLY) and City Grit will provide you with that dessert for $50 bucks less if you buy through them. (Order tickets here).
See, we can be nice here at The Bad Deal! Sometimes.