Brooklyn Uncorked

Drink Local

Mike and I braved the weather yesterday evening and headed down to Brooklyn Uncorked at BAMCafe. Though it got a bit congested (and MUGGY!) in there, we had a great time sampling wines from all over Long Island and chatting a bit with the winemakers. The photo above is the only one I took while we were there, and I even felt a bit awkward doing so; I didn’t see a single camera out the whole time we walked around. It was a bit surprising, but kind of nice that people were really there for the wine, not for the scene.

Anyway, I was disappointed that we didn’t end up locating Lenn in the crowd, but that’s all the more reason for us to get our behinds out to Long Island and do more tasting.

You may be wondering what we did about food; though there were nibbles at the event (including some excellent local oysters, which we washed down with scoops of Wine Cellar Sorbet), we decided to forego an actual meal and have what we call “the indoor picnic” – a selection of cheeses, pate, cured meats, olives, nuts and crusty bread, all washed down with a bit of bubbly. It was a nice, low-key way to end a great day.

6 thoughts on “Brooklyn Uncorked

  1. What time did you guys get there? I ended up leaving about 6:45 or so…

    Sorry we didn’t get together…but definitely come out this way soon!

  2. Jennifer Hess says:

    You know, I think by the time we actually got onto the floor you may have been on your way out. Ah, well.

    And we definitely want to get out there over the summer and fall. :)

  3. Sounds like a lovely evening. Your impromptu indoor picnic seems like a delightful way to eat at this kind of event. We’ll sometimes sit at the bar of a restaurant and share a couple of appetizers with some wine at the end of the work day. Always lovely. And chatting up the bartender will usually result in at least one free refill of a wineglass.

  4. Jennifer Hess says:

    Terry, our favorite restaurant here, Marlow and Sons, is the perfect place for a meal like that. They have fantastic fresh oysters, beautiful cheeses and charcuterie, and a small but very well thought out wine list (as well as a small selection of wonderful appetizers and entrees which change with the seasons, if you’re in the mood for a more substantial meal).

  5. Jennifer Hess says:

    Oh yes, Lenn – iCi is a favorite, too. They have a lovely brunch – and it’s even better when you can dine out back in the little patio area.

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