Under normal circumstances, dinner at Marigold Kitchen is a fairly intensive affair. It’s a “14-course avant garde dining experience” that’ll run you $90 and is totally worth it if you’re into that kind of thing (which I am). They’re beautiful, unique, creative menus executed with remarkable skill by a team that has dedicated itself to precisely this kind of high-wire weirdness for years.
But now, they’re lightening things up just a little bit. Starting, well, tonight, Marigold is offering an abbreviated, six-course menu for $60.
So let’s see what’s for dinner, shall we?
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On July 26, the team from Marigold Kitchen is headed to New York City to cook a dinner at the James Beard House–one of those nights that’s among the highlights of any chef’s career.
But in order to get ready for the big night, the team will also be cooking their way through the entire dinner for three nights in Philly, on July 19th through the 21st, as part of their Test Kitchen Series.
And yeah, we’ve got the menu
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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