Springtime in New York has at last managed to coax food lovers and enthusiasts outdoors and the Great GoogaMooga promises to be the mother of all food fests. Forget what you know about street fairs--the first (and hopefully annual) Great GoogaMooga is set to transform Brooklyn's Prospect Park into an amusement park of food, drink and music.
Executed by the boys behind Bonnaroo and inspired by world-renowned chefs that make up the Guru Council like Tom Colicchio, Christina Tosi, The Frank brothers (Castronovo and Falcinelli), and Garrett Oliver among many others, GoogaMooga collides the worlds of food vendors, brewers, wine makers and musicians to celebrate the joy of communal eating and sharing creative spins on culinary trends.Â
While registration for the Great GoogaMooga is now closed, Extra Mooga allows food aficionados to take their passions to the next level with up close and personal experiences with some of the most innovative chefs in the country. Extra Mooga offers what many can only dream of--intimate cooking demonstrations, all-inclusive food and drink, and a "silent" disco dance party to top off the weekend.
On Sunday, May 20th, Marcus will host the Harlem Renaissance Party that will feature the jazz stylings of Grammy-award nominee trumpeter Christian Scott. Come by the booth from 2:00-3:00 for a cocktail reception featuring drinks like the Earl of Harlem from Red Rooster and the Good Times from Ginny's. Later, Marcus will serve up his renowned and eclectic tastes of Red Rooster comfort food with a springtime twist like fish taquitos, chicken & waffles, corn bread madeleine with tomato jam. Other offerings will include jerk bacon and smoked caesar along with shrimp and dirty rice.
And did we mention the music lineup? Let's just say The Roots will perform and Hall & Oates will headline the festival.
Kick off the warm weather festivities and don't miss out on this special and truly unique event.Â Tickets for Extra Mooga are still available for purchase by clicking here.
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