"Abode can best be described as a modern twist on home-style dishes. Sarah Ashley Schiear along with chef Gregg Drusinsky (Casa Mono, Lupa, Le Bernadin) utilized local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients wherever possible. Highlights of the dinner included scallop sashimi, baby kale salad, buckwheat noodles with guanciale, egg, and Brussels sprouts, fisherman's stew (baby cuttlefish, razor clam, blue shrimp, mussel jus), and chocolate tart for dessert. The casually intimate setting and open kitchen conspire to invite interaction with other guests as well as the chefs, who are happy to chat about the ins and outs of each dish."
A weekend-long Mediterranean brunch party at The Old Bowery Station, in partnership wth Blue Bottle Coffee and Manousheh. Guests were served shakshuka in addition to a meze spread of Moroccan carrot salad, charred eggplant spread, and more.
The private oyster tasting salon was one of the highlights of this open bar event the day after Halloween. Passed hors d'oeuvres included avocado mousse topped with uni and crab crostini with black garlic + preserved lemon aioli.
ABODE was a pop-up restaurant at The Old Bowery Station serving fine food in a homestyle setting, on most weekends in January to March of 2013. Sarah ran ABODE in partnership with Gregg Drusinsky, her teammate from ABC's The Taste.
Multi-course meals, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails or wine pairings. Sarah can prepare and serve a meal in the comfort of your own home.
Make your dinner party an interactive, hands-on learning experience … or if you’re corporate, try a different type of team-building activity.
Sarah Ashley works with both private clients and corporate clients, from Mary-Kate Olsen + Olivier Sarkozy to Getty Images.
Sarah Ashley Schiear is a private chef + entertaining expert, freelance writer + recipe developer, and entrepreneur based in New York City. Sarah’s professional cooking career began after appearing on Season 1 of ABC’s The Taste, finishing in third place overall.
Sarah is hired by private and corporate clients to prepare meals for dinner parties and events. Sarah specializes in hors d'oeuvres and cocktail parties as well as fashion/editorial launch events. Her cuisine is New American with a heavy Mediterranean influence. She cooks seasonally and locally, and enjoys food that is "rich and simple" – rich in both flavor and nutrients, prepared simply so that the ingredients may shine. Her background as a home cook also makes her a popular choice for cooking classes.
Additionally, Sarah curates food + drink pop-up events in NYC. These events are typically ticketed and range from multi-course wine pairing dinners to casual brunches.
In an effort to marry her love of fashion and food and to further inspire women everywhere to look and feel their best in the kitchen, Sarah is currently launching a lifestyle brand that will focus on chic, fashionable aprons.
Sarah is passionate about travel and is currently planning a trip to Paris and the French Riviera this Spring. She resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.