You've Been Invited to a Mastermind Dinner
You must be a pretty cool and awesome person.
Here's some tips for how to make the most of the evening.
Menu and Flow of the Evening
The menu varies, but usually it'll be something Italian in nature, and along these lines.
Along with the menu, you'll also find drink pairings and conversation topics.
Prosciutto di San Daniele
Mostarda di pere
Suggested drink pairing: Contratto Spritz or Prosecco.
Conversation topic: Your life story in 3 acts, in 3 minutes or less.
Insalate / Primi
A salad of some sort, or maybe a small pasta dish. Or both?
Suggested drink pairing: Negroni.
Conversation topic: Give: A strategy, tactic, or technique, you've recently adopted that's made your life better.
Could be wagyu beef, osso buco, ragù, or whatever catches my fancy that day.
Suggested drink pairing: EO Manhattan or red wine.
Conversation topic: Ask: One thing you need help with right now.
Dessert. Always dessert.
Suggested drink pairing: Grasshopper on oat milk, Nardini Acqua di Cedro, or port wine.
And then ...
After dessert, we'll keep going for as long as the energy dictates.
I have a full bar, and I love making cocktails that beat the shit out of the ones that you normally get.
I don't drink alcohol often, and I don't do anything else stronger than green tea or chocolate, so if I'm going to drink, it better be fucking amazing.
I don't skimp on quality ingredients, garnish, or the love I put into making cocktails.
I have a full bar, so we can make pretty much anything, depending on what fresh ingredients may be required. I stock lemon juice and grapefruit juice, but don't always carry lime, orange, or other fruits or juices.
Here's a partial cocktail list to inspire you (in addition to the above pairings):
- Contratto Spritz: Contratto Aperitif, Prosecco, sparkling water.
- Italicus Spritz: Italicus, Prosecco.
- Negroni Ricco: Gin, Forthave Red, Barolo Chinato
- Negroni Classico: Gin, Bruto Americano, Dolin Rouge
- EO Manhattan: Rye, sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier, bitters
- Grasshopper: Oat milk, crème de menthe, crème de cacao
- Gin & Conic: Classic. Never goes out of style.
- Carrot Penicillin: Carrot juice, ginger juice, lime juice, agave syrup, tequila, mezcal.
- Rusty Nail: Drambuie, scotch.
- Amaretto Sour: Amaretto, lemon juice, simple
- Mai Tai: Rum, lime juice, curaçao, orgeat, simple
- Caipirinha: Cachaça, lime juice, simple
- Ginger Margarita: Tequila, lime, ginger syrup
- The Last Word: Gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice
These are just some of my favorites, but you're free to peruse my liquor shelves and pick anything you'd like to try. We can even look up recipes online or browse through my many cocktail books and get inspired together. All fun & games welcome.
- Be authentic and real. We want to be with you because we want to be with you. No need to impress or prove anything. Just enjoy the evening.
- Come hungry. I usually serve 4-5 courses over the evening.
- Show up on time.
- Let your hair down and be a bit flexible with your diet if possible ... I sure will be.
- Speak up if there's anything I can do to make your evening more enjoyable
- Plan on driving home
- Plan on having to leave early
- Feel like you need to bring a gift, other than your pretty self
2 N6th Place (aka 2 N6th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
How to get there
L train Bedford Ave is four blocks away.
Uber/Lyft work great, too.
If you must drive (please don't), then you can do street parking (can be hard), or use the garage at 22 N 5th St.
Don't use the other ones, as they close super early.