There have been many market highlights this summer market season but one of my favorites has been Momo Dressing's exquisite bento boxes. What a lovely addition to our lunch offerings at the market. They are a feast for the eyes and for the belly. And a relative bargain, too.
Maskaki and Yukimi Momose have been with us since 2015 and we have so enjoyed watching their business grow and their line of traditional Japanese sauces, which work both as marinades and as dressings, evolve and expand. The sauces are made in small batches in Brooklyn without preservatives and with local ingredients plucked from the farmers markets they attend.
Yukimi is the chef in the couple and her latest project is Momo Test Kitchen, a unique, intimate dining experience for small groups, focused on forging new bonds with guests by way of cooking with Momo products. Find out more at momodressing.com
MOMO Dressing was featured in EdibleBrooklyn a few years back. The article suggests great ways to use their dressings, such as searing scallops in Momo's popular shiso sauce.
As the temps dip and the sweaters come out of hiding, I find myself craving steak. And a bit of the brown come 6 pm Hillrock Estate is here to scratch that itch this week with their top-shelf bourbon. And both Farm Eats and Premier Pastures can satisfy all things steak. Since we're going old school here, how about a classic steak au poivre recipe for Saturday night?
Add a salad from Black Creek Farm, some braised mustard greens from Growing Hearts and some roasted fingerling potatoes from Fort Hill Farm and dinner is served.
Of course, don't forget to pick up a homespun pie from Noble Pies.
The Misshapened Bowl is here with his beautifully curated collection of one-of-a-kind bowls. Don't forget, wood-turner Charles Lazarus is happy to hand turn a custom bowl for you using wood from any fallen or cut tree in your yard.
And bring your Mason Jars to refill with dish and laundry soap as REFILLERY is back this week, too. Let REFILLERY help you be part of the solution!
Even our music is local this week: Jonathan Cobert will be joining us.