We All Want To Eat Chocolate For Dinner
You know you’ve done it. Made a dinner out of things that your mom would never let you consider a meal. Like that time you ate ten slices of individually-wrapped cheese and two slices of bread and called it “grilled cheese”? Or that lunch you made out of an entire bag of Skittles because Skittles are made with some infinitesimal amount of actual fruit juice, so if you eat enough of them its like eating actual fruit because math?
But now, on Monday, April 24, you can go and have an entire dinner based solely around the growing stages of the cacao plant because the crew from Fork in Old City are getting together with chocolatier Chris Curtain of Eclat to offer a 7-course chocolate dinner.
Take that, mom.
So here’s how it’ll all go down. The dinner will chart a course inspired by the stages of the cacao plant, from leaf to pod to harvest to dessert. There isn’t an entire menu put together yet, but here’s an idea of the direction that Fork’s chef, John Patterson, will be taking:
“Harvest,” a smoky ceviche with fermented cocoa pulp and grilled corn husk
“Pod,” a Penang curry beef dish
“Leaf,” dry-aged duck breast with Mexican spices, served atop cocoa leaf
An assortment of Curtin’s revered specialty chocolates for dessert
The dinner will run you $85 a head–with an optional wine pairing that will cost extra. And yeah, the folks at Fork are expecting this one to sell out quickly, which is why we’re telling you about it now. If you’re interested, I’d call Fork and make your reservations right now.