Hungarian Inspired Feast

In-PersonHumboldt Park, Chicago


Large (15-20 Guests)
vegetarian, east european, vegan
Vegan, Vegetarian
I'm very in awe of Tartine bakery, and Bar Tartine in San Francisco. Much of their inspiration, as well as mine for this menu, stems from a strong appreciation for fermentation, as well as from Hungary. I spent a week working with Bar Tartine, and a year with Amaryll Schwertner who emigrated from Hungary, helped open Chez Panisse, and is a fantastic chef. After all that name dropping, truth be told, Hungarian food is just delicious, and very appropriate for a cold Chicago winter...

Menu detail

Hungarian Green "Fishermans Stew"
Small Plate
This is a classic Hungarian dish often made with paprika, but we'll use dried green chiles, and grilled oyster mushrooms to make it a lighter, yet still hearty dish. Coarsely pureed collard greens and parsley with add some bright notes, and a touch of wakame seaweed will add a mild sea flavor. A bright and green dish with deep roasted flavors of grilled oyster mushrooms and a bit of wakame.
Sprouted Rye Bread with Mushroom Pate and Cashew Creme Fraiche
Small Plate
We'll prepare an excellent sprouted rye bread that takes about 4 days from start to finish, and uses 5 different seeds, a stout beer, and a wild yeast culture to make. We then spread on a truffled shiitake mushroom mousse, and top it off with some freshly cultured cashew farm style cheese, housemade sauerkraut, and dill.
Mushroom and Spaetzle Goulash with Homemade Country Bread
A deeply flavored, aromatic mushroom goulash with potatoes, onions, paprikas, caraway, parsley, and housemade spaetzle, served with our housemade wild yeast country bread.
Rye Pound Cake with Warm Poached Apples and Whipped Chestnut Cashew Cream
Our rye pound cake is fairly light in texture, but still has a light 'warm' flavor of rye. We'll poach the apples in a bit of jaggery sugar and riesling, and serve it with a cultured whipped chestnut cashew cream.

Hungarian Inspired Feast

In-PersonHumboldt Park, Chicago
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)