Noord’s Joncarl Lachman has been having a busy time of it as of late. Last weekend saw the always busy Flavors of the Avenue and this past week Lachman celebrated the second anniversary of Noord with sidewalk bitterballen. And then last night, he hosted a pop-up preview of his upcoming North African restaurant, Restaurant Neuf at Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sports Management. And for those (like us) who weren’t lucky enough to get to the event, here’s the menu and idea of what you’ll get at Restaurant Neuf.
Restaurant Neuf Pop-Up Dinner
by Chef Joncarl Lachman
Roasted & Confit of Fennel
grapefruit, pine nuts, turmeric oil
macaroni, jasmine rice, lentils, olive oil, vinegar
red pepper, dried currants, capers, shallot, white anchovies
pistachio, garlic, cherry tomato, golden raisin, flageolets, lemon
clams, fragola, chickpeas, plum tomato, ras-el-hanout
Goat Leg Shakshouka
steamed egg, zhug, almonds, grilled scallions, cilantro, cumin, chili
Figs, Honey, Vanilla Custard, Pomegranate Molasses, Nut Cookies
And if that doesn’t have you regretting not getting tickets to the pop-up, there was also a cocktail hour with drinks provided by the staff at Townsend.
Restaurant Neuf is opening at 943 S 9th Street in the heart of the Italian Market.
Restaurant Neuf [Foobooz]