On October 29, 2012, the surging waters of the New York Harbor filled the cellar of Fort Defiance from floor to ceiling, saturating thousands of dollars of equipment, food, and wine with corrosive salt water. Everything was ruined—or was it?
On the day after the storm, they cleaned up their wine collection and moved it to a storage facility. On Wednesday, May 8, they’re going to open those bottles and serve them to a few select guests. Were the
wines traumatized by the flood? Or did the water turn them more mysterious and profound instead, preserving the liquid inside to be enjoyed in happier days?
Join Fort Defiance for a special dinner, hosted by their new wine director, Alex Halberstadt and St. John Frizell. Swap Sandy stories, dine on a special family-style prix-fixe menu by chef Steve Linares, and open lots of great bottles – highlights include selections from Olga Raffault, Dard & Ribo, Eric Nicolas, Hirotake Ooka, Domaine Gramenon, and Jean-Claude Lapalu.
More details here. Seating is very limited, RSVP to FortDefianceBrooklyn@gmail.com