Sbraga Announces 2013 Chefs Counter Tasting Menu Schedule

Breakfast For Dinner, Philly Tailgate, Veggies Only, Feast of the Seven Fishes–those were a few of the inspirations that shaped Kevin Sbraga’s last round of tasting menus at his eponymous (and award-winning) restaurant. But now Mr. Top Chef has come out with a whole new spread which will take us from April (where he’ll kick off with a Spring Menu Preview) all the way through ’til December.

The way the monthly chef-counter tastings work is this: They’re six courses, prix fixe, priced at $75 (with an optional $50 beverage pairing), and served at the short counter in front of the open kitchen–often by chef Kevin Sbraga himself. They’re frequently weird, sometimes challenging, almost always awesome, and if you have the means you should totally check one out.

2013 Tasting Menus At Sbraga

Cinco de Mayo: May

Sample Plate: Mole poblano with smoked duck and roasted squash

Vegetables…Not Just for Vegetarians: June

Sample Plate: Grilled Vidalia onion with apricot confit and Marcona almond pesto

4th of July Summer BBQ: July

Sample Plate: Wagyu beef brisket with brioche, pickles, and onions

Summer Seafood Bake: August

Sample Plate: Baked clams with orange cilantro crumble and coconut broth

Jersey Turnpike Corn, Tomatoes, Blueberries: September

Sample Plate: Blueberry tart with crème friache ice cream and lemon meringue

Sbraga Fall Menu Preview: October

Sample Plate: Pumpkin gnocchi with black trumpet mushrooms, pearl onions, and leaves from last season

Breakfast for Dinner: November

Sample Plate: Fried chicken and waffles 2013

Celebrating the Holidays (Hanukkah, 7 Fishes, 3 Kings): December

Sample Plate(s):

Smoked potato latkes

Linguini with cockles and Italian long hot peppers

Lechon Asado

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