Art In The Age Dinner At Ela: First Look At The Menu

 On Tuesday, March 13th, known weirdo (and dreamboat) Jason Cichonski will be pairing his love for odd flavor combinations with products that revel in their own small-batch intellectual complexity when he hosts a five-course dinner at Ela, complete with custom cocktails featuring ROOT, SNAP and RHUBY from Art In The Age.

Under normal circumstances, this would be just another booze-pairing event. But it’s Cichonski’s involvement that makes it a curiosity. Those of you who read Trey Popp’s recent review of Ela understand that Cichonski operates with a strange, Rain Man-like facility when it comes to designing dishes. He sees things on the street that kinda look like other things in his pantry, so builds a dish around them. He makes some mistake during testing an experimental entree and ends up constructing an entirely new dish around some accidental juxtaposition of flavors. So when you give someone like that access to the already complicated flavors of the Art In The Age products, who knows what’s going to happen.

Oh, wait. We do.

Art In The Age Craft Spirits Dinner At Ela

Scallop Tartar

vanilla, kiwi, coconut

 Foie Gras Carpacio,

baby spanish octopus, poppy, pineapple and arugula

 Pork Belly and grilled Spanish Mackerel,

white bean croquettes

 Pulled Beef Shank

Smoked Bone Marrow, Green olive agnolotti, celery root

 Whipped Butterscotch

chocolate cake, almonds

Cichonski will also be mixing up signature cocktails to pair with each course, and the details are thus:

Tuesday, March 13th (by reservation only)

$65 per person (not including tax or tip)

Call 267-687-8512 to reserve a seat

Ela is located at 627 South 3rd Street