Attention barbecue fans: the BBQ Blowout is back.
The monthly meat fest has attracted discerning foodies for the past four summers thanks to its mix of hot-shot chefs and celebrity DJ musicians.
This go around, the organizers look to turn things up a notch, putting a special emphasis on fine dining.
“It’s easy these days to pigeonhole restaurants into niche genres of food and aesthetics like gourmet meatballs, new American, hipster tacos, etc,” said co-founder Darin Bresnitz. “What we tend to forget is that chefs are artists, and while they may make their name sculpting the same plates of food, they always enjoy creating from a new palette.”
To that end, he and his brother, Greg, will be challenging chefs celebrated for fine dining to make inspired by classic barbecue. First up is Jesse Schenker of Recette fame, who will be serving up roast lamb with white beans and chorizo and wild argula, and some vegetables thrown in for good measure, on May 18 at Good Company in Williamsburg.
Former Vivian Girl Frankie Rose will bring the second ingredient — the music — ensuring this food fest is a proper party.
BBQ Blowout at Good Company [10 Hope St. between Roebling and Havemayer streets in Williamsburg, (718) 218-7191], May 18, 7 pm. Tickets $10. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. For info, visit www.fotpnyc.com.