Poetic Consumption: A Date Night with Gertrude Stein marries poetry, food, and community, using the legendary American writer Gertrude Stein as inspiration. Steinâ€™s seminal book of lyrical prose, Tender Buttons, serves as the framework for a three-course poetic meal crafted by Chef Evan Hanczor, from Brooklyn, NYâ€™s Egg.
Hanczorâ€™s meal, crafted in accordance with the diction, syntax, and rhythm of the textâ€™s â€œFoodâ€ section, relies on items listed throughout the work for its cornerstone ingredients. Little Haitâ€™s Little Farm House provides the backdrop to a beautifully eccentric evening of word and food. Hosted by Amanda Finuccio and Lauren Monzon of EXILE Books.