ABODE Pop-Up’s DIY Taco Night at 168 Bowery

Article by Ga DaGai
Photo credit: Niko

An amazing pop up dinner came to town, Chinatown! The pop up dinner arrived at The Old Bowery Station, located in 168 Bowery, was an old subway station entrance.

When I was a child, I remember waiting for a J or Z train to go home on that old bowery subway station. Part of Openhouse Gallery the location has now became an extraordinary pop up experience for many events. With 700 square feet towards the Kitchen and 2,000 square feet on event space, there will be a total of 2,700 square feet of an amazing night. There is enough seating for 38 and commercial WiFi.

On Thursday, March 14th to Saturday, March 16th, Openhouse Bowery hosted “Abode: a DIY party with friends,” with two of the finalist from ABC’s Tv show “The Taste,” Chef Gregg Drusinsky and Sarah Ashley Schiear.

Gregg Drusinsky and Sarah Ashley Schiear

Gregg Drusinsky began his cooking career at age 15, experimenting with flavors in the kitchen. Gregg Drusinsky graduated from UMASS with a Bachelors’ degree in Restaurant Management and then later attending the French Culinary Institute. Gregg Drusinsky also has gained his experience working with chefs; Mario Batali at Casa Mono, Jean Georges and Eric Ripert, New York’s Lupa, and was a saucier at Le Bernardin. Gregg Drusinsky spent some of his time in Thailand, Spain, and Italy, where he traveled and cooked.

Sarah Ashley Schiear is a self-taught chef pursuing a career in food television with a passion for entertaining and lifestyle. Her style of cooking is using fresh and seasonal ingredients to create simple and forthright foods that are captivating to her diners. Not only does Sarah Ashley Schiear love eating the food, cooking the food, and sharing the food, but she also writes about food. Sarah Ashley Schiear blogs about her experience with food on www.bysarahashley.com.

As a couple Gregg and Sarah has whipped up a sold out dinner for two or more. Diners enjoyed their delightful five-course meal for a value of $90. This was a pop up dinner to ride for!

When guests arrived, they were served with white wine sangria with tangerine. After seated, guests started with a build-your-own nacho appetizer including freshly shucked oysters and pork belly.

Then plates of fillings (bone marrow + short rib, roasted shiitakes, wood-grilled octopus), sauces (lime-cumin crema, charred ramp + cashew, avocado salsa verde), sides (bean-fried rice, marinated cabbage) and tortillas were served so that guests can make their own tacos.

Of course, guests got to enjoy some sweets after the big taco meal and before heading home including churro cookies with spicy watermelon jellies. We absolutely love everything and can’t wait to go back for more and try something different next time!

For future events at the Old Bowery Station, you can pre-order tickets here: http://bowerystation.openhouse.me/work-category/buy-tickets/

If you do want to attend a pop up experience, purchase early because the tickets goes out quick. The great thing about pre-ordering is that you don’t have to wait for a table. Arrive at the station early to on time and you will be seated (unlike some subway trains).

The Old Bowery Station


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