Extra Mooga: The Festival within a Festival

by Deana Dong
May 2012

What:
Extra Mooga, the all-inclusive food event at Googa Mooga

When:
Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 11am to 9pm and Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 11am to 8pm

Where:
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

Visit www.googamooga.com for more information on the Great GoogaMooga.

Brought to you by Superfly, the production company that organizes the music festival Bonnaroo and San Francisco's Outside Lands, the Great GoogaMooga is a carnival of food, drinks, and music that will rock Prospect Park, Brooklyn May 19 and 20. While general admission is free, die-hard food lovers can purchase tickets to access Extra Mooga, the festival within the festival. Extra Mooga is an all-inclusive experience with careful selection of 20 events each day including: gourmet tastings, culinary seminars and demos, wine and beer tastings, and themed parties.

Extra Mooga isn't your ordinary tents-on-a-pavement with samples-on-a-paper-plate type of food festival. It takes prominent chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and culinary experts, and challenges them to develop creative events. A sampling of the lineup: butchering a pig with April Bloomfield, breaking down a whole fish with Masaharu Morimoto, Harlem Renaissance party hosted by Marcus Samuelsson, Speed Wine Tasting with Corkbuzz's Laura Maniec, a tag-team Beer vs. Wine face-off with Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver and Hearth's Paul Grieco, and Liquid Brunch (Art of Daytime Drinking) hosted by Julie Reiner.

But if pure consumption is what you're after, grab a bite at Colicchio & Friends station, featuring food by Tom Colicchio's favorite restaurants from around the United States, and sip cocktails created by Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge, PDT, Booker and Dax, and Viktor & Spoils.

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