Veggie Tales Dinner at City Grit
Dave had another Um Segredo dinner as guest chef at City Grit. While he is known for his meat-centric dishes, the flavor combinations and techniques that Dave uses often peaks vegetarian interests. He did offer a vegetarian dinner at one of his dinners but the vegetarian dinner this time at City Grit could convert (and stuff) a hardcore omnivore into a vegetarian. For an entire dinner at least. The courses?
- Amuse: Assorted pickles (curry’d, kimchi’d and spice’d)
- First Course: Artichoke Carpaccio, fava beans, mizuna, barigoule vinaigrette
- Second Course: Chilled Carrot Soup, English peas, ginger flan
- Third Course: Asparagus Risotto, white asparagus foam
- Fourth Course: Wild Mushroom Cassoulet, poached egg, spring pole beans, crostini
- Fifth Course: Pineapple Upside Down Cake, nutmeg caramel, rum gelato
Chef played sous chef to Dave’s chef again; As a chef’s wife, I had also been there to watch them pickle the amuse a few weeks before on a lazy Sunday afternoon. In fact, yours truly cleaned carrots with them because, well, I had nothing else to do. Not only was it hard work, purple carrots will stain the shit outta your fingers. It looked like I lost a fight with a pen. Wear gloves, kids.
See the kitchen and food photos after the jump.
(My favorite course was definitely this carrot soup. It’s without a doubt the best thing made by Dave that I have ever eaten. In fact, it might be the best soup I have ever had.)
Someone wrote Dave a beautiful Thank You note (these gestures are always greatly appreciated, FYI):
I’m so jealous. I feel like I could never learn to write like this because frankly, a six-year old probably has better handwriting than me.
[P.S. More dinner photos can be found here.]
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