La Boîte Dinner at Abe Fisher
Just over two years ago, Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov invited New York “spice whisperer,” Lior Lev Sercarsz to come down to Philadelphia to collaborate with Percy Street’s Erin O’Shea. The results were spectacular as this post lays out.
On Wednesday, June 15th, Sercarsz, the owner of New York’s famed spice shop, La Boîte, returns to Philadelphia for a night at Abe Fisher. At Abe Fisher, Sercarsz will join with executive chef Yehuda Sichel for a four-course meal that will combine the Eastern European Jewish influences of chef Yehuda’s cooking with the powerful flavors found in La Boîte spices.
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Bantha Milk for our Star Wars themed Open Stove Night
Okay, so I learned something last night. I learned that not everyone is quite as big a Star Wars nerd as I am. Or, really, that maybe no one is as big a Star Wars nerd as I am.
Or at least no one who showed up last night for our Foobooz Open Stove May the Fourth Spectacular. I mean, no one knew the name of the Wookie homeworld. Only one of the chefs (and none of the crowd) was able to remember what Luke’s aunt and uncle on Tatooine did for a living. And I ended up bagging the sound effects contest completely. In the end, I could barely get the chefs to use the Force to identify spices by smell while blindfolded, and we were only playing that game because COOK’s insurance wouldn’t allow me to make them cook blindfolded.
But whatever. The food was good. And there were certainly plenty of drinks. Art spent last night documenting the dishes from Abe Fisher’s Joseph Howard and Felias Peralta of Marigold Kitchen via the Foobooz Instagram, so if you missed the fun live, here’s a recap of how it all went down.
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Koreatown comes to Abe Fisher
For one night only, Abe Fisher executive chef Yehuda Sichel will collaborate with Manhattan’s Deuki Hong for a short rib feast.
Hong and writer Matt Rodbard are releasing a cookbook: Koreatown: A Cookbook. Hong is the chef at the hit Korean barbecue restaurant Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong in Manhattan’s Koreatown. Rodbard is familiar with Sichel and Abe Fisher after calling the restaurant’s Montreal-style short ribs “smoked meat nirvana” for Food Republic.
On Tuesday, March 1st, the two chefs will come together on a four-course short rib focused dinner. Tickets to the dinner are $150 per could and include one cookbook. There will be two seatings, one at 5:30 pm and a second at 8:30 pm.
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