Remember Fourth of July last year? Weather.com predicted an unwelcome weekend of rain, potentially spoiling everyone's holiday plans including our own. But our guest chef that week was down to roll the dice despite the potential downpour during dinner. Well, it turned out the rain held off until the exact moment dessert ended - and after a delicious entree of bourbon-marinated flank steak, it could not have gone better.
Since then, we've been looking forward to working with Patrick Quinn again. Now we can officially announce that Sunday, April 12th we'll be serving up more of his culinary creations at Playland Motel. We hope to see you there!
CHEF - Patrick Quinn of the Cookout Food Truck, formerly located at The Rockaway Beach Surf Club and currently located at the The Wick and the Well in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Pumpernickel Bruschetta with Carrot and Ricotta
Blood Orange and Candy Beet Salad with Roasted Fennel and Tarragon Vinaigrette, made with New York State candy beets
Grilled Polenta with Goat Cheese and Charred Spring Onions
Chickpea Succotash with Smoked Tomato and Green Chiles
Braised Lamb Shoulder with Red Wine, Meyer Lemon, and Thyme
Ginger Apple Crumble with Whiskey Creme Anglaise, made with New York State apples
Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner will be served at 6:45.
By TRAIN, take the Rockaway Park bound A train to the Beach 98th Street stop. The exit to the Beach 98 stop is on the same block as Playland with Playland listed on the Subway-stop sign. Many times Rockaway Park bound A trains are hard to come by. If so, take the Far Rockaway bound A train and get off at Broad Channel to transfer to the shuttle (S) to the 98th Street station.
By BUS, take the Q22 or Q53, both stop right in front of Playland Motel.