Photo Recap: Midnight Brunch – Whisky and Meatballs From Around the World Edition

by Emily on January 31, 2013 · 0 comments

in Food

Midnight Brunch: Whisky and Meatballs from Around the World took over a DUMBO studio, infusing a cold concrete block of space with the scents of cinnamon, coriander, delicious tomato sauce and, of course, beautiful whisky.


This edition of Midnight Brunch was sponsored by

We enjoyed four simply smashing cocktails, created by Hal Wolin and Pamela Wiznitzer. 

Hudson Hawk

Hudson Baby Bourbon, Averna, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Ginger Beer


Me, You and Him Too

Black Velvet Caramel Whiskey, Galliano Ristretto, Milk, Dark Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, Vanilla

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Breakfast with the Devil

Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, Sherry, Fresh Orange Juice, Fernet Branca, Bittermans Hellfire Bitters

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Popeye Doyle

St. George Breaking and Entering Bourbon, Bittermens Amere Sauvage, Cocchi Americano, Bokers Bitters, Grapefruit Twist


The cocktails were each the perfect mix of booze and delight.


This event was the first time we set the food up, self-serve style. Guests enjoyed as many meatballs as they could handle all night long. We used lamb, pork from Mosefund Mangalitsa Farm (exclusive pork provider for Midnight Brunch) and Pat LaFrieda ground beef. No vegetarians were harmed in the making or eating of these meatballs. :)

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)
Cinnamon and Mint

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Swedish Meatballs
with Nutmeg and Cinnamon in Meat Gravy


Spanish Meatballs (Albondigas)
with a Mexican Twist: Chipotle Chocolate Tomato Sauce

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Sicilian Meatballs
with Pine Nuts and Dried Apricots



Enjoy a few more highlights from the evening below. All photos in this post by Clay Williams.



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