"As a born and bred Brooklynite, when I heard Old School Hip Hop AND Brunch — I was already there! Met with Big "A" The Barman and it was like 'real recognize real' he's a true New Yorker so I was reassured that this event was going to be 110% authentic. " says Damian.
March 15th, 2014
11am — 4pm
127 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11201
The Colonie team, comprised of Tamer Hamawi, Emelie Kihlstrom and Elise Rosenberg, took root in 2011 on a tree-lined block of Atlantic Avenue, two blocks from the East River, perched on the edge of Brooklyn Heights. Drawing inspiration from the history and beauty of the surrounding historic neighborhoods, Colonie strives to support the New York food community by using as many local purveyors as possible, while providing the locals and neighbors with a comfortable, inviting spot to drink and dine.
The idea for Colonie was born from the desire to propel the Brooklyn Heights dining scene to meet the level of excellence experienced by other Brooklyn neighborhoods. In a borough that abounds with exciting restaurants and bars, beautiful Brooklyn Heights is better known for its charming streetscapes and incredible city views than it is for its culinary options. Colonie offers the neighborhood an affordable, approachable, delicious answer to its dining needs.
Chef Andrew Whitcomb began cooking at the age of 13 in the kitchens of his hometown in Maine. Growing up in the countryside positioned in between sweeping coastlines and snow-topped mountain, he was very aware of his rural surroundings. From the adjacent farmlands and farmer markets to his parent?s gardens, local, sustainable produce played an important in his life. After a brief stint at the University of Southern Maine, Andrew decided to pursue his passion and left to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America. After graduation, Andrew moved to New York where in order to jump-start his culinary career, read every important cookbook on the market from The French Laundry to The Fat Duck. Andrew began working at Colonie shortly thereafter as a line cook and quickly moved his way up the ranks to now oversee the seasonal menu nightly. At Colonie, Andrew has developed meaningful relationships with his suppliers, making sure to use the best and the freshest ingredients from growers who are practicing smart and sustainable farming. Andrew has even begun intensive gardening at home, where he is experimenting with growing herbs and obscure heirloom vegetable varietals.
About Kangol: http://kangol.com
Kangol is a clothing company famous for its headwear. Founded in the 1920s, by Jewish Polish
During and after the war, Kangol berets were the height of fashion. In the 1960s, designers Mary Quant and Pierre Cardin worked with the company, whose products graced the heads of the rich and famous, including the Beatles and Arnold Palmer, and later Diana, Princess of Wales. The company also supplied uniformed organizations such as the Scout Association.
In the 1980s Kangol berets entered a new phase of fashion history with their adoption by members of the hip-hop community, such as Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Slick Rick,Kangol Kid of UTFO, and The Notorious B.I.G.. The brand was even more popularized by the 1991 movie New Jack City. The release of more consciously stylish products in the 1990s such as the furgora (angora-wool mix) Spitfire, was helped by its presence upon the head of Samuel L. Jackson in 1997. Kevin Eubanks, bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, sports a Kangol beret on an almost nightly basis. In 2009, Eminem wore the Cotton Twill Army Cap Kangol hat on his 'Beautiful' video.
About Prym: http://www.prymnotproper.com
Refining and redefining rum, Prym® is filled with character and sophistication. Prym, the light rum with a dark taste, holds its own when served neat as an impressively smooth, full-bodied sipping spirit. Prym's personality profile also provides distinction to classic cocktails while serving as a unique base for the more adventurous.
By coupling advanced innovation with time-honored traditions Prym captures an unexpected smoothness and clarity found only in Local Choice TerrePURE® Spirits. Prym takes an aggressive approach to the “dark” side WITH A RUM YOU CAN SIP—maintaining the taste but eliminating the chaos — nothing is proper. Made locally in the USA, Prym is produced in North Charleston, South Carolina restoring the tradition of colonial American rum production. It's not just rum, its Prym, Not Proper. Certified Kosher and Gluten Free.
Prym Rum is available for purchase in New York City at select retailers and restaurants.
Prym Tasting Notes:
• Smooth and inviting nose with botanical complexities.
• Initial flavor notes include a buttery richness that gives way to subtle smokey full-bodied vanilla.
• Delicately sweet well-rounded finish.