Just as musicians exist in dialogue with each other, frequently covering each others' songs and riffing on others' melodies in their own work, chefs are always building on the work of others. Sure, we have our iconoclasts, but even they will admit their debts to the greats. And so we appreciate events like the one that graffEats chef Blair Warsham is doing in conjunction with the NoisePop music festival next month. Warsham is teaming with Turntable Kitchen (a food and music site that does 'musical pairings' among other things), and Jesse Fox of FoxconSox Consulting to do a two-night supper club of "covers" on February 17 and 18 featuring dishes by well known chefs like Michel Bras, Michael Tusk of Quince, and Grant Achatz whose restaurant Alinea in Chicago recently garnered three Michelin stars.
This all happens at the NoisePop pop-up shop, which will be in the Fifty24SF gallery space at 218 Fillmore Street.
Below, the menu.
Amuse: “New Style Sashimi”
Nobu’s Nobu Matsuhisa
1st Course: “Hot Potato, Cold Potato”
Cold Potato, Hot Potato Soup, Black Truffle, Parmesan
Alinea’s Grant Achatz
2nd Course: “Homage to Winter”
Ravioli of Beet, Nettles, Pumpkin, Ricotta, Sunchoke, Celeryroot
Quince’s Michael Tusk
3rd Course: “Light and Shadows”
Monkfish poached in Black Olive Oil with Mustard Greens
4th Course: Pave of Suckling Pig
Quince, Cippolini Onions, Baby Carrots
11 Madison Park’s Daniel Humm
Raspberry, Red Pepper, Parmesan Reggiano Cream, Sesame Pate Sucree
Sidebar: The Times said this underground dining thing was booming, and now 7x7 just put together a little list of underground dining clubs with events coming up, including Stag Dining, and Tommy Halvorson's rather pricey Phoenix Supper Club. [7x7]
Earlier: Celebrity Chef Watch: Grant Achatz to Visit S.F. in March [Grub Street]
Pop-Up Roster at The Corner to Include Kasa, Radio Africa, EAT, Cathead’s BBQ, and Others [Grub Street]