July 16, 2013

Mexico City Came To Red Hook, Brooklyn!

One hot night last week, a group of us from MSLO went to Red Hook, Brooklyn to attend a dinner at a new venue called RES, the brainchild of Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Spuntino, a unique restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.  Essentially, RES is an artist residency for chefs.  Chefs from around the world can present their work to the New York crowd without being rushed or stressed by working in a commercial space.  Swallow Magazine recently published their third issue, the Mexico City issue and in it, they featured Chef Gabriela Camara of Mexico City’s famed Contramar.  I visited this excellent seafood restaurant while traveling in Mexico City.  The evening was organized to celebrate the Mexico City issue and to christen the RES space, as this was their very first event.  Best of luck, Frankies!