Wylie Dufresne and John Zorn Will Help Russ & Daughters Celebrate the Arrival of New Catch Holland Herring Season


Clupeophiles, rejoice! New Catch Holland herring season is nearly upon us, with less than three weeks left until the first shipment arrives at Russ & Daughters on June 8. Last year, the appetizing mecca celebrated with a herring and aquavit pairing at the Roger Smith Hotel; this year, they plan to take the festivities downtown to the Astor Center. There, on June 15, they’ll hold a herring and cocktail and spirits pairing with some help from Wylie Dufresne and John Zorn.

The “Herring Pairing” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature herring in many guises: smoked, marinated, pickled, and salted. Dufresne’s herring dish will be paired with a cocktail from wd~50’s bar manager, Tona Palomino. Zorn will provide musical accompaniment for the consumption, which, given the manner in which New Catch herring are traditionally eaten, will be a spectacle in and of itself.

Tickets are $65 and can be purchased through the Astor Center website or by calling Russ & Daughters.