Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cobaya 17 - Market 17 with Chef Daniel Ramos

Many thanks to all who joined us for our first "official" foray into Broward county for a Cobaya dinner with Market 17 in Fort Lauderdale. Chef Daniel Ramos and co-owner Kirsta Grauberger put together seven courses of food and wine that literally spanned the seven continents.

You can read my recap here on Food For Thought and see the pictures in this Cobaya 17 flickr set.

Incidentally, for those keeping track (and I don't know why anyone would), we are redubbing this one "experiment #17." We've had a few events that never got numbers - PodZilla, Cobaya Gras (which, it should be noted, was in Hollywood and thus our Broward incursion was not unprecedented), Paradigm Redux - so it only seems right.

Here's the menu from the July 18, 2011 dinner with Market 17:

prawn with shrimp and pork dumpling, lemongrass prawn head broth, accompaniments of traditional ingredients
Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Washington 2009

South America
quinoa crusted Peruvian paiche, roasted garlic, amaranth, cassava purée, tapioca, salsa verde
Alma Negra Sparkling Rosé, Mendoza Argentina 2009

peppercorn grilled kangaroo filet, caramelized brioche, poached pears, broccolini, blackberry sauce
Yangarra Old Vines Grenache, McLaren Vale Australia 2007

African spiced wild boar tenderloin with gumbo braised shank, whipped peanut sauce, caramelized yams, plantain coins, kale
Spice Route Pinotage, Swartland, South Africa 2008

pheasant breast, pheasant sausage, pheasant pistachio mousseline, duchesse potato, asparagus, creme margot
Chateau Merville St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France 2005

North America
North American bison, tomato chili sauce, sweet corn, potato purée, poached fingerling potatoes
Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA 2006

vanilla cake, meringue, candied lardo, fried raspberry coulis, chocolate and caramel ice cream
Inniskillin Vidal Icewine, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada 2007

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

cobaya experiment #14 - july 18, 2011

Quick Details:
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011.
Price: $95pp, with an optional $30 wine pairing (inclusive of tax & tip).
Start time: Likely 7:30pm.

One additional note: we're expanding our turf - this dinner will be in Fort Lauderdale.

We will do a similar routine as the last few dinners, with a drawing for seats from all requests received before midnight this Thursday July 7, and additional requests filled, if possible, in the order they're received.

Otherwise, the drill is the same as always: please send an email to request seats, and let me know how many you're requesting (use the "contact the underground" link on the right side of this page). You will be advised by Friday July 8 if the request has been confirmed. We have limited seating and while we try to accomodate everyone who is interested, that is usually not possible - most events are filled very quickly.

When your seat request has been confirmed, please book it using the PayPal link which will be set up on this page. Please do not book unless and until you've received a confirmation. When you do receive the confirmation, please book your seats through PayPal promptly.

A brief, but important, refresher course on the whole Cobaya thing: there is no "menu". There are no choices. You'll be eating what the chef chooses to make for the night. If you have food related allergies, strict dietary requirements, religious restrictions; are salt sensitive, vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan; don't like your meat cooked medium rare, or are pregnant: this meal is probably not for you. Do not expect white-glove service. Don't ask for your sauce on the side. Just come and enjoy.

Confirmed and paid-up attendees will receive an e-mail on Friday July 15, 2011, confirming the location and other details.

As always, thank you for your interest.