Avant Garden: Molecular Gastronomy + New Techniques Dinner for 2

In-PersonEast Lakeview, Chicago


Small (4-10 Guests)
So often, the term 'vegan' conjures images of barefoot hippies munching on granola and acai bowls. This meal aims to deconstruct, scramble, electrify, and reconfigure that notion, as we drag that old stereotype kicking and screaming into the modern age. We'll be combining the old world with the new, as we accent organic produce and traditional flavors, with exciting textures and surprises. See you there!

Menu detail

Blini with Cashew Creme Fraiche and Kelp Caviar
We'll make a yukon gold and buckwheat blini, topped with our cashew creme fraiche, and a bit of kelp caviar and dill
Grand Vegan Cheese Platter
1) Truffled Cultured Butter Cheese 2) Preserved Lemon Ricotta 3) Amontillado Soaked Almond Feta 4) 'Real' Vegan Blue Cheese: Soft cashew cheese cultured with Roquefort Bacterium and aged to ripen 30 days Served with our Toasted Nut and Seed Bread, Crostini, Endive Spears, Asian Pear, and Grilled Grapes
Melting Snow Mushroom Soup
Small Plate
Chicagos very own Four Star Mushrooms is giving us blue oyster mushrooms which we'll feature with black chanterelles, fermented savoy cabbage, pickled chiles, and pea shoots dusted in sesame snow. Served with a warm Thai hot and sour mushroom broth.
Koji-Marinated Lions Mane Mushroom Kara-age
Small Plate
We're getting lions mane mushrooms from Four-Star Mushrooms, and marinating them using the Japanese tradition of koji, then frying them like a Japanese style 'fried chicken.' This may be one of my favorite dishes this year.
Housemade Tempeh Chorizo Tamales + Burrata
We started growing our own tempeh, and will season it like chorizo with roasted poblano chiles to fill these delectable tamales served with our housemade mole, avocado, and our unique cashew burrata
Chocolate Allspice Mousse
A rich chocolate allspice mousse served with coffee meringue and parsnip creme anglaise.

Avant Garden: Molecular Gastronomy + New Techniques Dinner for 2

In-PersonEast Lakeview, Chicago
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)