Eric See, a queer chef and the owner of Ursula in Crown Heights is launching a takeout series at his New Mexican cafe this month, where six different NYC-based chefs will be taking over his restaurant in a series of pop-ups.
Speaking about the new series See said: “I have a lot of queer friends who have food businesses or restaurants that have had to pivot entirely or they lost their businesses... the motivation for this [series] is to buoy the community and bring some of that ideology back into this space.”
Diners can expect everything from tamales and pelmeni, to carrot flan and lumpia in the coming weeks.
Here's the line-up of pop-up dinners:
February 15th & 16th: Woldy Kusina
Woldy Kusina, will be cooking a menu of Filipino dishes like bibingka waffles, a crispy mushroom sandwich, lumpia, pancit noodles, and a Filipino breakfast pastry.
March 2nd: Trina & Jessica Quinn
Trina and Jessica Quinn will be cooking food from their Eastern European pop-up, Dacha.
March 13th & 14th: Tony Ortiz
Tony Ortiz will be showcasing recipes based on techniques used in the Zacatecas region of Mexico, where his family is from.
TBD: Zacarías González
Zacarías González will be offering a pastry-forward menu focusing on gluten-free baking with roots in Mexican and Central American flavours.
TBD: Hender Gonzales
Hender Gonzales, a chef at Ursula, will be focusing on food inspired by his Peruvian heritage.