The famed Del Posto chef fires up the grill. Lotsa wide-eyed finger-licking ensues.
Greg and Darin Bresnitz have been throwing backyard barbecues at Good Company in Williamsburg for a few years now, to ever-growing crowds and a roster of high-profile chefs. On Wednesday night, they brought in Mark Ladner and his stellar crew from four-star Del Posto, who were serving up lightly smoked lamb neck (with plenty of "bark") over a ragu of Swiss chard and chickpeas. It came with a dollop of Turkish spiced yogurt in a mini bread bowl soaked in lamb jus. This ain't no weeny roast! For dessert there were "lollipops" of olive oil gelato covered in nutty chocolate.
No longer catering to just groups of very fashionable and carnivorous Williamsburg hipsters, the Bresnitz Brothers have teamed up with Gilt City to play to a larger audience, and we saw more than a few adventurous eaters who came all the way from the Upper East Side to see what all the fuss was about. Everyone was raving about the food as they sipped on mason jars full of vodka cocktails. We have to agree: Sometimes a well-curated, expertly prepared and focused experience (with lots of cheap booze) can be better than a meaty free-for-all, even if the night begins with a quick rain shower. Stay tuned for the next one from Finger on the Pulse: the Summer BBQ Blowout at City Winery on Aug. 6.
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