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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Shopkeepers Secrets #14: PUBLIC

Meet Kimberly, Special Events Manager at PUBLIC on our Nolita/ Noho Tour!




Kimberly has been with PUBLIC nine of the ten years since they opened. She is the lady you call to book a special event. We are LOVING a recent wedding they hosted that was featured in Martha Stewart Magazine! Check it out!


MUST EAT ITEM: Kimberly's favorite dish on the brunch menu is the coconut pancakes, they are light and airy and delicious. Add a side of bacon to make the meal complete. 


Coconut pancakes with fresh ricotta, mango salad and ginger-lime syrup

For dinner, Kimberly would recommend every guest try the grilled kangaroo. People are often apprehensive when they see it on the menu but it is amazing! If not done right, kangaroo can be a bit "gamey" but their's is tender and delicious. It is featured on the starter menu so it is a small portion but just enough. I tried it and would absolutely recommend it to anyone and I will definitely order it again in the future!


Grilled kangaroo on a coriander falafel with lemon tahini sauce and green pepper relish


On any given day, Kimberly goes for the ricotta cavatelli or a burger from The Daily cocktail lounge next door, one of PUBLIC's sister restaurants.

Ricotta cavatelli with carrot Bolognese, Thai basil and cashew pesto

Burger at The Daily

WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW: For a special night out, Kimberly would treat herself to the Sunday Supper, which PUBLIC has been hosting for the last six years. Sunday Supper is sort of PUBLIC's version of "Iron Chef." Each of the five chefs come in on Sunday morning, see what ingredients are on hand and he or she will create a course for the evening that is not on the regular dinner menu. The entire five course meal is created the same day including appropriate wine tastings for each course. The crowd favorite will be added as a special for the week. The event allows for awesome creativity and friendly competition among the chefs. It is only $50 for the five course meal, which is the same price as when they first started offering it and Kimberly says they will never change the price. Definitely a hidden gem!

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