“Listen,” what “Single Ladies” haven’t secretly fantasized of a love like Beyoncé and Jay Z’s? It’s your lucky day, because for one night only, you can “Run the World,” too. Get into an “Empire State of Mind,” because Brucie, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, is throwing a Bey-and-Jay-themed dinner this Valentine’s Day, and it’s the stuff “Sweet Dreams” are made of.
“We were thinking about what to do for Valentine’s Day this year, and we were like ‘Beyoncé.’ Her and Jay Z are a very inspiring love story, so it seemed perfect.” Brucie chef/owner Zahra Tangorra said. “We can play their songs all night and come up with really fun dishes. We are all really silly and we love a good pun, so we built a menu around the puns.”
Dishes include “Oysters Rocafella,” “Buga-Bouillabaisse,” “I Am Pasta Fierce,” and “Reasonable Trout.”
“We take the food very seriously here, but we don’t take ourselves very seriously. We always try to have fun,” Tangorra said. “We have a young staff and an ambitious kitchen with a menu that changes daily, and we want to make life fun for ourselves and our customers.”
The dinner is the “Holy Grail” of Beyoncé and Jay Z worship, but it’s a “Hard Knock Life,” and just like tickets to their concerts, the dinner is already unfortunately fully booked. The experience may be “Irreplaceable,” but the restaurant is considering adding a midnight seating for all you “Broken-Hearted Girls.” If you can get in, you’ll still have “99 Problems,” but an epic Valentine’s Day dinner won’t be one.