Pick you Pantone color and get ready for the meal of a lifetime! Guns+Butter:Detroit is taking over artists playground (Ponyride) for the month of May. This is an epic meal filled with surprise menu changes, and a bustling room filled with tastemakers and gourmands. With all the good food and flowing wine, these events turn into a party that is not to be missed. Craig likes to say I’m the Butter to G+B; making sure all the craziness is appearing to run smoothly and seamlessly orchestrating all of the chaos. This is what we live for, the energy and excitement of a group of dinners just thrilled to be involved in something so conceptual. Craig is definitely the mad scientist behind behind all of the indescribable food being dished out. He harmonizes fresh and local ingredients that would amaze even the most seasoned chefs. We are the team behind Guns + Butter and I am here to spill all the inside information, juicy gossip, and behind the scenes action.
A successful opening weekend attracted one of our favorite street artists REVOK! Above is a direct inspiration of his work on the right, reincarnated by Craig at 2AM into a vibrant array of spring veggies served with a schemer of local farmers cheese on a plank. Thank you REVOK; please keep creating awesome art so we can keep making delicious food!
The table displays are created with live moss and some of the gorgeous mushrooms we used to make the mushroom soup with parmesan foam. Now that is farm to table people! Everyone loved to sit at their favorite Pantone color chip, one recently engaged couple even coincidentally dined with the color “Blushing Bride.” We totally planned that…!
Thanks to our amazing team for making this possible and of course everyone at Ponyride for all of their artisanal contributions! Check out our Facebook page for more updates and to stay up on where we’ll pop-up next!
To try out all of the amazing food I’ve been talking about email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. We hope to cook for you soon!
Design consultancy company PostlerFerguson has come up with a beautiful solution to encourage the purchase of less appealing yet sustainable fish like the gurnard, mackerel and skate. These fish models on the front packaging make it more of an enticing purchase than their less fortunate looking real-life version. These jewels of the sea are neatly wrapped and ready to be prepared for a gorgeous dinner. Recognizable double layered polyethylene packaging is meant to be used at the fish counter and filled with ice to stay fresh from store to kitchen. If only all sustainable products looked this good!
More projects from: PostlerFerguson
3-D printed pasta anyone? Janne Kyttanen is a 3-D print expert and has a few things to say about the influence of 3-D printing in the culinary world. In an interview for Dezeen Kyttanen states, ”Food is the next frontier. We’re already printing in chocolate, so a lot of these things will be possible in the next few years.” He demonstrates by printing 3-D pasta out of plastic and a burger out of plaster. When you can 3-D print your own breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the sky is the limit to the concoctions that can be created. Janne thinks people will push aside traditional food options for a more experimental personalized version. Though we are a long way off from downloading our next meal, it’s always fun to daydream about the future world of food.
Images via: Deze
The ultimate collaboration of downtown chic with a biting edge. Guns+Butter pop-up is invading one of the East Village’s finest dining establishments, Graffiti Me. Located right next door to Graffiti this new extension of the restaurant is not yet open to the public. Be the first to have a fantastic meal in this gorgeous new space. This two day dining event will disrupt everything you know about a traditional restaurant experience. Chef Craig Lieckfelt with rock your senses with his newly inspired dishes from a six week long Guns + Butter pop up throughout India. But do not for one second think you are getting traditional Indian fare, this meal will reflect the locality and freshness of ingredients found right here in NY while subtly alluding to the most creative culinary experiences India has to offer. Check out this amazing menu and rid yourself of traditional food stereotypes. Join us for an epic meal that could only be, Guns + Butter.
April 24th & 25th 9:00PM
Graffiti Me 224 E 10th St New York, NY 10002
GUNS+BUTTER: Graffiti Me
SIRLOIN CRUDO + SILKY RAMPS + MUSHROOM CRACKERS + AIRY PARMESAN
LOBSTER BROTH + SHAVED FLUKE + ASPARAGUS + MUSTARD CRESS
ROASTED STRIP LOIN + CREAMY BLACK TRUFFLE + BLACK LENTIL DAHL
SERVED WITH CHAPATI
CHOCOLATE CAKE + MOLTEN BANANA
Its always more fun to dine with friends, get ready for an epic meal and grab your tickets before other hungry food lovers snatch them up!
This creative baking utensil takes playing with your food to an adult level. Normal rolling pins are ultra-boring, spice up your kitchen with these gorgeously designed dough rollers aptly named Rollware. Created by Altered Appliances this product company launched during Milan Design week with clever cooking gadgets inspired by: “The Modern Kitchen.” Altered Appliances combines the social aspects of the kitchen with the luxruy of thoughtfully desined products. Make other kitchens jealous with AP’s intelligently playful designs.
Photo Credits: Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute
I found this life changing comic about ramen noodles from Italian food magazine Essen. “We Love Ramen,” describes everything amazing about this trendy noodle. It’s journey is tracked from humble beginnings to star chef ingredient. Study up and impress your friends; this graphic illustration is packed full of juicy info and fun facts.
Pinaki Studios is a London based experimental textile space who collaborated with Amsterdam chocolate company Chocolátl to create these Edible Surfaces entirely out of chocolate and natural ingredients. These confections are deceiving and delicious. Harmonizing techniques required for chocolatiering and textile manufacturing has resulted in a magical combination of texture, shape and color. These crumpled pieces of chocolate were gracefully created with the use of temperature control and molding, required knowledge for both industries. Originally created for Dutch Design Week, I hope pastry chefs will take and note and continue innovative collaborations that reinvent the ordinary.
More from: Pinaki Studios
Travel for some chocolate at: Chocolátl