Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2nd Annual Cassoulet Cook Off

Dear Friends and Cassoulet Lovers,

In January of 2009, Jimmy’s No. 43 hosted its first Cassoulet Cook Off to benefit the Greenmarket in NYC. Cassoulet packed the house that Saturday afternoon, and we aim to do it again in January of 2010 as part of our Greenmarket Sausage Week. We will feature charcroute garni, bangers and mash, of course CASSOULET - all from Greenmarket farmers like Flying Pigs Farm, Violet Hill Farm, Tamarack Hollow, and 3 Corner Field Farm.

On Saturday, January 16, from 1- 5:00 PM, the back room will be filled with a variety of cassoulets created by inventive minds with impeccable palates. Some chefs, some amateurs, all food lovers: Could one of these cassoulets be yours? We are looking for participants for this year’s Cook Off. Here are the criteria:

-All Cassoulets should feature some Greenmarket ingredients and food sources should be acknowledged
-Cassoulets will serve 200 x 2 oz tastes.
-Participants should bring their own serving devices. We will have sterno.
- prizes include $100 and $50 cash prize for winners, gift certificates, cooking untensils.
- judges : chef Matt Weingarten and others to come
- contestants: Nick Suarez, Theodore Peck... you???

Anyone interested in participating should contact Jimmy Carbone at 212 982 3006 or by email at

All proceeds from the door will be donated the day of to Greenmarkets of NYC.

Jimmy Carbone