Well, this should be good. L.A.’s own Jessica Koslow of Sqirl and Lisa Giffen of Maison Premiere, the acclaimed New Orleans-style oyster and cocktail bar in Brooklyn, will be teaming up for a one-night-only dinner this Thursday. The five-course meal will include wine pairings from Cory Cartwright of importer Selection Massale, cocktails, snacks, and dessert.
“Jess and I share similar perspectives on food and wine—we wanted to do a dinner serving food and wine that we would have if we were having our own dinner party. It is a great and fun opportunity to work together before my focus turns to the opening of a new restaurant [a new project from Maison Premiere] in Brooklyn,” says Giffen.
The planned menu features venison and oyster tartar; a seafood-laced chilled cucumber soup with shrimp, scallop, mackerel, and avocado; and braised short ribs served with smoked onion confit. Wild boysenberry preserves also make it on the menu as part of a starter that also includes Clark Street baguettes because this is Sqirl after all. Just the thought of the oven-roasted peaches dessert with lemon verbena ice cream is enough to send our sweet tooth into overdrive.
Tickets (which are $140 a person and include dinner, wine pairing, and cocktails) for Thursday’s dinner can be purchased on Sqirl’s Web site.
Sqirl Away (right next door to Sqirl), 720 N. Virgil Ave #4 , 213-394-6526. Dinner starts at 7:30 and goes ’til the wine runs out.