So our first official Pop Up Foodie Shabbat event in NYC was a big success with almost 50 people attending! We were originally planning for about 20-30 people, but people were very excited to come for delicious dinner and it ballooned from there. Luckily, we were able to partner up on this event as hosts for Moishe House Without Walls and OneTable. OneTable is a program to help people attend or host a Shabbat dinner by providing hosting nourishment for food or entertainment costs, and Moishe House Without Walls has a similar program for community members who have participated in their retreats and Moishe House programs in the past.
We had access to a beautiful, large sukkah and courtyard on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and tons of people came out for our Italian themed meal. There was lots of wine, lots of delicious food including Pasta Bolognese, Chicken Marsala, Spring Pea Risotto, Brownie Pie, and even homemade Garlic Bread Challah with an Arugula Pesto. Yum! The night ended up being great with the weather clearing up just in time for a beautiful Shabbat dinner in (and out of) the sukkah. Stay tuned for the next event!