City Grit, Starring John Currence

City Grit, Starring John Currence

I wanted to share some shots from last week’s dinner at former Catholic school-turned-culinary salon City Grit. The dinner was hosted by John Currence of Mississippi’s City Grocery, who was very productive during his time in town for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party.

The menu was exploding with seafood and fresh vegetables. Our favorite of the evening was the Lady Cream Pea / Popcorn Rice Hoppin’ John ‘Risotto’ with pickled serranos, crawfish tails, tomato jam, and ham powder. Other highlights include a succotash salad with crisped-up butterbeans, roasted corn, heirloom tomatoes, roasted fingerling sweet potatoes, and greens. Oh, and the okra and corn fritters pictured on top, with roasted tomato, a cucumber / onion relish, and a sweet corn vinaigrette.

Gotta love that Southern hospitality.

Original post on Serious Eats: New York.