The underground dining experience known as Brasstacks has announced its next appearance, at The Hawthorne on Monday, May 28, from 11pm to 2am. Brasstacks pops up at venues around town and features an all-star team of employees and alumni from No.9 Park, Menton, Radius and NYC's wd~50, plus Blue Hill at Stone Barns. This time, chef Marc Sheehan offers "an intimate menu celebrating the best of early spring produce, with an eye towards our historical New England culinary past." But Brasstacks says the menu will delve far deeper into regional culinary history than, say, boiled dinner, featuring a winter's worth of pickled, preserved, cured and fermented fare. Tickets to this next Brasstacks event will be available soon for $85 per person, which includes a wine or cocktail pairing. Keep a watch for them over on Facebook.
Brasstacks is part of a new wave of interest in historical foods, which also includes the upcoming South End restaurant Kitchen, the new Tea Party Museum's Tavern & Tea Room, and the Cafe G at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, not to mention the armies of mustachioed, suspendered, pickle-wielding, bitters-slurping canning aficionados walking the streets of Somerville.