Thursday, September 15, 2016

experiment #64 - Cobaya en Fuego with Chef Francis Mallmann

Another experiment completed! For Experiment #64, we were back at the Faena Miami Beach - but this time with legendary Argentinian chef Francis Mallman at his restaurant Los Fuegos. You can read a full recap of the dinner at Food For Thought, and see pictures in this Cobaya Fuego with Francis Mallman flickr set or check some of the most recent pictures on Chowfather's instagram feed. Here's the menu:

Grilled Sweetbreads with Red Pepper Purée and Pickled Onions

Scallop Crudo in Bitter Endive

Parsnip Soup with Lobster and Bread Crumbs

Grilled Giant Prawns with Burnt Lemon

Parrillada of Banana Leaf Wrapped Grouper, Lechon, and Lamb Leg

Tomato and Bread Salad, Roasted Potatoes with Purple Onions, Quinoa Salad

7-Hour Grilled Pineapple with Strawberries and Mascarpone Cream

A big thank you to Chef Mallman, Chef Vitor Perim, and the entire crew at Los Fuegos, including Faena wine director Zach Gossard, who is becoming a real Cobaya veteran at this point; and as always most of all, to the guinea pigs whose interest and support make these kind of events possible.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Friends of Cobaya Alert: P.I.G. 7 and Pao Chef Collective Dinner

We try not to flood your feed with extraneous information, but do like to occasionally bring to your attention events that may be of interest, especially when they involve Cobaya alumni. Here are a couple:

P.I.G. #7 | November 12 (3pm-7pm)

Orchestrated by Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog of the gastroPod, veteran of Cobaya Experiment #2, Experiment #19, and Experiment #50, P.I.G. ("Pork Is Good") is one of our favorite events of the year, and always brings together some of South Florida's top chefs to riff on the porcine theme. This year's lineup includes a slew of Cobaya vets: Aaron Brooks of Edge (Experiment #25, #55), Steve Santana of Taquiza (behind the scenes of several), Kyle Foster of Denver's Colt & Gray (Experiment #1!), Michael Pirolo of Macchialina (Experiment #33), Patrick Rebholz (Experiment #54), plus many others.

You can get the full rundown and buy tickets using this PIG 7 (Pork is Good) Tickets link.

To read some more about last year's event and see some pictures, check this post at Food For Thought.

Chef Collective Kaiseki Dinner at Pao | September 20 (7pm)

A couple months ago, Chef Paul Qui of Pao in the Faena Miami Beach hosted Cobaya Experiment #63. Since then, he's been putting together some special monthly dinners, sometimes bringing in chefs from his other Austin restaurants. On September 20, Qui is bringing to Miami chef Yoshi Okai, the executive chef of Austin's Otoko, to recreate a kaiseki style dinner in the style of Okai's home of Kyoto. You can read some more about it here.

And: we've scored a discount for Cobaya guinea pigs. Seats are regularly $95, but for you, they're $85. Email to book, and mention "Cobaya" to get the discount.