Francis Mallmann is cooking at McCarren Park this weekend
Argentine celebrity chef Francis Mallmann — a Chef’s Table star who’s known for open fire cooking, and the supposed “most interesting chef in the world” — will be hosting a free barbecue in McCarren Park on Sunday in a promotion for his new clothing and home goods line with the store Best Made. He’ll be near the corner of Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street from noon to 4 p.m., with a menu of garlic-pumpkin soup and sandwiches, both with meat and without.
Though the barbecue on Sunday is free, the chef’s collection with Best Made certainly is not: Options include a nightshirt ($268), a serving tray ($498), and a shearling coat ($1,798). It’s “inspired by the lifestyle he leads, be it on his private island in Patagonia or chateau in Provence,” according to a press release.
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— A new style of family-style restaurants with communal dining are on the rise — places like Niche Niche, Gertie, and HaSalon.
— Shoutout to Alidoro: