Launched in August of 2010, GRACIOUS GOURMAND is New York City-based, biweekly dinner event presented by The Discerning Brute & Second Stop Cafe, and is not for the weak of palate. Featuring a rotating cast of chefs specializing in avant-garde, gourmet, sustainable fare, our series aims to challenge ordinary perceptions and preparations of fine food, expose visionary talent, and celebrate conscientious hedonism. The Cost is $50 PRIX FIXE plus drinks, and there are two seatings of 15pp each – 7pm & 9:30pm.


Lagusta Yearwood, August 27, 2010 (sold out) (photos)

Neal Harden, September 10, 2010 (sold out) (photos)

Ayinde Howell, September 24, 2010 (sold out) (photos)

Yoli Ouiya, October 8, 2010 (sold out) (photos)

Ayinde Howell , October 22, 2010 (sold out) (photos)

Pam Brown, November 5, 2010 CANCELLED

Ella Nemcova, November 19, 2010

Matteo Silverman, December 3, 2010

more dates to come…

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  • ang

    is gracious gourmand dead for 2011? :(

  • Barryschenker

    How about some Jan dinner dates!!!

  • DJM

    I’m assuming this is in NY? Maybe you should specify the location.

    • Holden

      Second Stop Cafe is located at
      524 Lorimer Street
      Brooklyn, NY 11211-3513
      Between Powers Street and Ainslie Street

  • Jeanie

    Lagusta makes the bets chocolates in the universe. Nothing else compares!

    This sounds amazing…I am so sad that I can’t make it. Hopefully at the next one (and I really hope this biweekly thing works out!).

  • Dawne

    OMG – LOVE LOVE LOVE Lagusta! I used to subscribe to her meal delivery service 2-3 years ago, back when I could afford it. I wish I could go to this but alas while still in the land of the unemployed cannot indulge right now.