Best Weekend Food Events: Ansel-Dufresne Egg Melt, East Ville des Folies, and a Soup Showdown
The wd~Ansel egg melt, with scrambled egg, confit egg yolk, cheese "à la Wylie," black truffle, and bacon
Courtesy of Dominique Ansel Bakery
wd~Ansel Egg Melt, Dominique Ansel Kitchen, 137 Seventh Avenue South, Saturday through Monday, 9 a.m. until they run out
Dominique Ansel and Wylie Dufresne are offering a breakfast sandwich for a limited time this weekend. The wd~Ansel Egg Melt, scrambled eggs with a confit egg yolk with homemade cheese, black truffle, bacon, and maple flakes on a smoked English muffin, is available for $20 and is served with hash browns.
JestGreen Pop-Up Brunch, The Hop Shop, 121 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 2 p.m.
Need a healthy or gluten-free option for brunch? JestGreen is hosting a family-style brunch that includes maple-glazed bacon, eggs and greens, and a special boozy brunch cocktail. Tickets are $35 for adults; reserve them here.
East Ville des Folies, Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, Saturday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Webster Hall is paying tribute to its gangster roots with a throwback party that's all about craft beer and whiskey. The venue (which legend has it was owned by Al Capone) is offering three hours of drinks from over 150 distilleries and brewers. Themed entertainment includes burlesque, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, and circus acts. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.
Brooklyn Soup Takedown, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 12 p.m.
The second edition of the takedown series calls for all soup enthusiasts to bring their best recipes out for an afternoon tasting. Guests can sample as much chowder, chicken noodle, and other varieties as their cold bodies can handle, and they will also have a say in picking the best of the bunch. Prizes will be awarded to the home chefs with the most popular recipes. Those interested in participating can register by emailing Matt@TheTakedowns.com. Guests can reserve a $20 ticket here.
Piano Brunch, élan, 43 East 20th Street, Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Break the weekend routine of dinner and a movie with an afternoon of classical piano and brunch. Pianist Craig Rutenberg will perform the work of composer Virgil Thomson, while chef David Waltuck dishes up a two-course brunch menu with unlimited cocktails for $38 per person. Entrées include pancakes with spiced bourbon maple syrup and smoked-salmon croque-monsieur. Reservations are suggested.
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