Here's an easy way to meet some interesting people, learn about a local housing cooperative, get some good food and beer, and help fix a building. On Thursday, Feb. 14th the Nickel City Housing Cooperative (NCHC) invites you to come out and show your love
for all of the things that we love
about Buffalo - especially its people, beer, food and architecture. If you're not familiar with the housing cooperative NCHC, or its grand manor called Ol' Wondermoth, then you can learn more here
. If you already know about this great Buffalo asset, then you also know how important it is to support it. Also, check out Ol' Wondermoth's little brother, Plankton
Throughout the year, NCHC promotes education and awareness of the need for cooperatives. In order for the group to function in the historic setting that they call home, they occasionally host fundraisers in order to complete repairs on the property. While much of the daily upkeep is performed by the home dwellers, there occasionally comes a time when expenses become a heavy lift, and that's when the community chips in.
The details of the event are as follows:
Thursday, February 14th, 2013// 6pm Doors open, 7pm event begins
@ Ol' Wondermoth, 208 North Street, Buffalo, NY 14201
Tickets are $30 for a 5 course meal prepared by chefs of Nickel City, accompanied by exquisite Beer Pairings chosen for your sensual pleasure. Read our five-course menu below!
(Work trade tickets for $20 are available but limited)
There will be a raffle of Nickel City merchandise, hours of skilled labor/crafts from our very own co-opers, and much, much more...
Beer & Food Menu:
Breads & Spreads - paired with Community BeerWorks Beer : Various toasts with mapled cream cheese and a spicy bean dip; Roasted garlic bread; Toasted apple bruschetta bread
Fennel White Bean Soup - paired with Saison : Fennel & white beans in a rich broth flavored with shallots and fresh herbs
Assorted Quiche - paired with Frisky Beer (Herbed American Wheat Beer) : Feta cheese, sauteed spinach and onions baked in a savory egg batter OR Sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts baked in a silken tofu batter
Mushroom Bourguignon & Garlic-Roasted Mashed Potatoes - paired with Strong Ale : A twist on the French classic popularized by Julia Child: hearty portabella mushrooms braised with onions, carrots, tomato and spices in red wine and broth simmered to harmonic perfection, served over twice-roasted garlic mashed potatoes
Meringue Roulade & Raspberry Sorbet with Chocolate-Merlot Sauce - paired with Mocha Stout : A sheet of fluffy meringue spread with a mocha crème anglais, rolled and sliced into a spiral, topped with a scoop of raspberry sorbet and drizzled with a reduction of dutch process cocoa and a rich merlot.