Chef Gabrielle Hamilton — who opened Prune in the East Village in 1999 — is a certified bad-ass. (Just check the "slash-and-burn" style body modification on her right arm, or her refusal to fall in line to current food trends, or the fact that Anthony Bourdain, a fellow foulmouthed-but-charming presence, is one of her biggest fans.)
Hamilton's recently released memoir, the aptly titled Blood, Bones, & Butter, has received raves since its release in February, and this Sunday, Nostrana's Cathy Whims welcomes Hamilton to town with a roast lamb feast at the restaurant from 1pm to 4pm, featuring wine, antipasti, cocktails, and a reading from the author. (Count on Hamilton to provide a more colorful-than-usual literary reading: A recent New York Times profile noted that "Ms. Hamilton is not someone who has much use for dainty conversational censorship.") Tickets to the feast are $60, inclusive of food and drink; copies of the book will be available on-site for purchase and signing.
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