Natural Gourmet Institute Request Information
Employers - Post Jobs
Contact Us
Chef's Training

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner at The Natural Gourmet has become a culinary magnet for savvy
New Yorkers and visitors alike. Savor a delicious and unique experience when Chef Instructors and students
of our Chef’s Training Program pour their expertise and enthusiasm into a three-course vegetarian dinner
t hat is both innovative and beautifully presented.

Friday Night Dinner

Every Friday night, the busy kitchens & classrooms at NGI are transformed into candlelit dining rooms
where guests are served at communal tables.

  • Fresh, seasonal market produce.
  • Highest quality organic beans & grains
  • Natural sweeteners
  • Whole, unprocessed foods
  • Nutritionally well balanced menus

Call 212-645-5170 (ext. 0) to make a reservation


April 5th



Ethiopian W’et
Red lentils, tomato, yams, berbere spice blend
Garnished with Fried Okra

Fermented teff flour pancakes

North African Salad of Cucumber, Cabbage, and Radish with
Preserved Lemon Vinagrette and Cilantro Cream
Cucumber, cabbage, radish, and a cilantro cream


West African Black Eyed Pea Croquettes
Black eyed peas, millet, sunflower seeds and spices coated in a duqqa spice mixture
Garnished with avocado crema and roasted peanuts

Maafe Peanut Sauce
Peanut butter, vegetables, tomato, harissa chili paste, lime, and ginger

Piri Piri Vegetable Skewers
Grilled tomato, pineapple, and red pearl onion in a chili marinade

Sautéed Mixed Greens
Rainbow chard, purple kale, and mustard greens cooked in an African spice blend


South African Ginger Beer
Ginger, orange, lime, clove, and cardamom


Madagascar Chocolate Wine Sorbet
Candied cashew-pecan crumble, blood orange-hibiscus sauce, bananas and oranges

*A portion of the proceeds from tonight's dinner will be donated to– Jack and Jill of America
Jack and Jill of America ( invests in the future of children with programs
that not only create opportunities and challenges for children to learn and practice leadership skills,
but also build leadership character in youth.  Programs include improving academic test scores,
raising literacy and mathematical competencies, encouraging cultural consciousness, and instilling
moral and social responsibility in America’s youth.  Jack and Jill has over 220 chapters nationwide
and represents over 30,000 family members.

April 12th

Spanish Harlem”
vegan & gluten-free

Citrus Agua Fresca

•Shishito Peppers stuffed with Marcona Almond Cheese
•Arugula Salad with Cumin, Blood Orange, & Spiced Pepitas
•Arepa with Guacamole and Pickled Radish & Red Onion

Main Course
•Chickpea & Asparagus Paella with Refried Black Beans and Ajo Blanco Sauce
•Catalan Chard with Raisins & Hazelnuts
•Cilantro and Bell Pepper Oils

•Coconut & Chocolate Mole Swirl Ice Cream
•Yucca Empanada with Guava, Mango, & Pineapple,  in a Vanilla-Bourbon Glaze
•Raspberry-Lime Coulis & Fleur de Sel Caramel
•Dried Pineapple Flower with Mint Garnish


*A portion of the proceeds from tonight's dinner will be donated toCitymeals on Wheels
Citymeals-on-Wheels ( provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and
human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, helping them to live with dignity
in their own familiar homes and communities.

April 19th

Frisee, Asparagus, Beet Chips, Kalamata, Cauliflower Vinaigrette
Chickpea Soup, Pimenton Oil

Main Course
Herbed Pasta, Pine Nut Ricotta & Chard, Tempeh
Shiitake, Leeks & Artichoke
Tomato Broth

Chocolate & Pink Peppercorn Freeze
Hazelnut Brittle
Blackberry Sauce


*A portion of the proceeds from tonight's dinner will be donated toNYC Outward Bound Schools
NYC Outward Bound Schools ( serves thousands of students, teachers,
administrators, and parents from over 300 schools and other organizations in New York City.
They challenge and support students in doing their best work, integrate adventure and discovery
into schooling, and promote teamwork as well as individual initiative.

Prix Fixe: $40.00 (includes tax)
6:30 p.m. seating
Reservations required: 212-645-5170 (ext. 0)
Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted