Gracious Gourmand returns Friday, Nov. 19th featuring Chef Ella Nemcova. Get tickets now! $50 prix fix

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Amuse Bouche Trio: ⫷ Lebanese Garlic & Smoky Kale Napoleon ⫷ Faux Gras Truffle in Bing Cherries and Toasted Pistachio on Microgreens ⫷ Marinated Kanpyo on Jerusalem Artichoke Half Shells with Horseradish Cream

Salade: ⫷ Celeriac & Apple Remoulade with Pickled Kale Stem Dressing and Beet Farfalle

Entrée: ⫷ Rice Cannelloni Stuffed with Lobster Mushroom, Pecan, Braised Leek and Tempeh in Mirin-Poached Enoki and a Porcini Cream Sauce ⫷ Toasted Bread Crumb Seared Brussels Sprouts

Dessert: ⫷ Macerated Local Apple, Pear & Date on Caramelized Gingersnap Crust à La Mode

Cocktail: ⫷ Rosewater-infused Vodka with Shaved Chocolate Kisses ($8)


Ella has studied at The Institute of Culinary Education, The Natural Gourmet Institute, in cooking classes around the world and under the tutelage of Chef Josh Sharkey formerly of Café Grey. The Regal Vegan was created to fill the void in healthy, plant-based cuisine in the New York community. Using east coast ingredients with a global soul, Ella creates inventive food inspired by recipes she discovered while traveling around the world, to satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike.

GRACIOUS GOURMAND, a weekly dinner event presented by The Discerning Brute & Second Stop Cafe, 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.