In celebration of New York Cider Week, slow food champion Jimmy Carbone, author and home cook extraordinaire Cathy Erway, and Desi blogger Chitra Agrawal are joining culinary forces to host a South Indian vegetarian meal paired with Farnum Hill Ciders at Carbone’s beloved subterranean East Village watering hole Jimmy’s No. 43 on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
On the menu: dosa lettuce wraps with potato palya, spicy lentil soup, and carrot halva cake with homemade yogurt. The five-course dinner costs $45 and will feature produce from New Paltz’s Evolutionary Organics farm, a staple of the Grand Army Plaza farmers’ market. Farnum Hill’s Stephen Wood will be on hand to talk cider, this year’s apple harvest, and the small-batch process used to make the company’s signature golden elixir fermented from apples grown on their very own Poverty Lane Orchards.
Agrawal purports that this may be the very first time local American hard ciders have been paired with the flavors of India, and after the event it may not be the last. Tickets are available for purchase here.