Wednesday, January 12, 2011

experiment #9 - 1/11/11 with Chef Joshua Marcus, Chow Down Grill

Many thanks to the 32 guinea pigs who squeezed their way into Chow Down Grill last night for what we called "experiment #9," but is actually #11 of our Cobaya dinners if you count Cobaya Gras and Podzilla (and you should). Chef Joshua Marcus and his crew really did it up right, bringing diners in through an unmarked alleyway, and providing live music between the ten courses we were served. It's always a real pleasure to work with chefs who "get" what we're trying to do, and I think Josh really got it.

Giant Oyster with Habañero Pickled Cauliflower

All of my pictures from the dinner are here in this Cobaya 1.11.11 Flickr set, and a recap is up on Food For Thought. If you've got pictures or comments I'm glad to link to them here. Update: here's a recap at Tinkering with Dinner and more pictures from Mango & Lime.

Here's the menu (click on each item to see the picture):


  1. I am so sorry we are out of town and were unable to attend. The menu and photos look fabulous and exactly the kind of treats we would have savored.

  2. Hello, I just sent you an email, but am not sure if you'll receive or see it.

    I'm a journalism student at FIU and would really love to write about your Cobaya group for a feature writing class.

    While it wouldn't necessarily be published, I'd really appreciate the opportunity to interview you and maybe some regular members of your group as well.

    If you're willing to do an email interview, or in-person, please let me know as soon as possible.

    My email is Thank you.
    Suray Dieleman