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 Post subject: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:54 am 
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Have y'all been following along with veganchefjay's progress? Remember he made an awesome vegan menu at his family's Italian restaurant? Lately he's been doing pop up dinners in New York, and he's planning on opening a vegan fine dining restaurant this fall. Yay for talented PPKers!

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While most NYC vegan attractions revel in their unique abilities to create replications of meat and dairy dishes through the use of soy and wheat-based analogs, jay kitchen will revisit the roots of vegetarian sensibilities and present dishes that celebrate the vegetables themselves. Astafa honors the fact that it was these same soy-heavy vegan comfort foods made 3 Brothers a destination restaurant for vegans across the country, gained him a cult following, and earned him features in The New York Times, and CBS Nightly News, but he also is eager to show the world that vegan fine dining is not only possible …it can also be an amazing experience. Those dining at the jay kitchen pop-up will experience an 8-course tasting menu with brilliant displays of spring vegetables, hand-made cashew bries, butters and pastas (with gluten free options), braided with modern culinary techniques like Astafa’s balsamic caviar (a molecular gastronomy creation) and playful highlights like “smoking” liquid nitrogen infused caramel corn balls (a testimonial to Astafa’s youth amidst a sophisticated dining experience). For dessert courses Astafa will be collaborating with his close friend, vegan pastry chef, Dani McGrath.


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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:56 am 
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Impressive!

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:02 am 
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congrats rawchefdan


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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:16 am 
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Yes! I keep hearing his name pop up everywhere and it's super rad!

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:31 am 
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Hooray!!

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:40 am 
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That's awesome! I am glad to see he is getting so much publicity. I wish i could go... Smoking liquid nitrogen infused caramel corn balls sounds like the most intense thing to eat.

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
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That's great!

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
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Wow wow! Going up in that neck of the woods in like a week...will it be open yet? Hmmmm.

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
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Two of my FB friends have been posting photos of the food at the pop-up. It looks wonderful, and it looks like the most awesome experience. Yay!


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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:38 pm 
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How exciting! Congrats Jay! PPK road trip to eat all his foods?!

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:01 am 
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I'm so jealous of everyone who was able to go to the pop-up last night and tonight. All the food looks phenomenal. But I'm lucky enough that I live close (and work even closer) to Three Brothers, so I get to eat his yummy food often, even if it's not as fancy. But I will definitely save up to go to his restaurant when it opens.

I'm so excited to see how much press it's getting and how successful he's been. So proud, Jay!

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Wow wow! Going up in that neck of the woods in like a week...will it be open yet? Hmmmm.

The pop up is only for two nights (last night and tonight) and the restaurant isn't opening til fall, but his family's pizza place is open and a train ride away in Long Island if you want to meet up. I'm also not opposed to meeting up anyway :)

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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:36 am 
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 Post subject: Re: congrats veganchefjay
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Whoa. I'd love an excuse to visit his restaurant(s)!

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