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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Photo by Michael Persico
Marigold Kitchen still doesn’t have a menu but they do offer a peek at some of the 13-15 courses that co-owners and chefs Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza are preparing alongside chef Keith Krajewski.
This month, the $90 per person feast will include:
- Leek Ash Raviolo: butter-basted hen of the woods mushroom and black ravioli, filled with liquified parmesan, ramp pesto
- Australian Beef: seared tenderloin with foie gras butter and chocolate-braised crimini mushroom, puree of smoked potato and leek and Malbec jus;
- Cheese & Pears: Korean pears macerated in bleu cheese, dipped in salted almond crumbs and paired with an apple cider churro.
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The crew at Marigold Kitchen (chef-owners Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza, along with chef de cuisine Keith Krajewski) like surprises. Their seasonal menus are always shrouded in secrecy right up until they’re released–and even then they want people who come in for the 13-15 course prix fixe to be surprised when the plates hit the table, so they’re always changing things up.
That said, it’s also important to give people a sense of what they might be eating before asking them for ninety bucks and a couple hours of their lives. Which is why the Marigold crew have released details (and photos) of a few of the courses from their new fall menu. Check it all out below.
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