Early Summer Tasting Menu | Culinary Dinner Theater
June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20.00
The Many Tastes of June
With Spring bursting out all over, Chef Ben did not want to be tied down to a specific menu, so he decided to offer a tasting menu for June. The French name for this approach is menu dégustation, consisting of a variety of 8-10 courses of small plates served as a single meal. This menu style gives the chef more creativity and flexibility to utilize the freshest seasonal ingredients as they reach the market. You, the diner, are also treated to more indulgent ingredients, producing an elevated dining experience.
DINNER PRICES – EIGHT to TEN COURSES
Chef’s Table: $85/person*
General Seating: $75/person*
Bar Seating: $70/person*
Full Tasting Pour: +$35/person**
Half Tasting Pour: +$20/person**
The menu shown here is our current menu. Chef Ben introduces new dishes frequently, to bring you the most flavorful seasonal ingredients.
Since our menu constantly evolves, we ask you to list all dietary preferences and restrictions, and we will be happy to make you something special. For instance, if you are not a fan of fish, put that as a dietary preference during checkout and your meal won’t include a fish dish. That said, we encourage you to be adventurous — we love changing people’s mind on things they haven’t traditionally liked!
Fischer Family Farm Chicharron | Chocolate | Chipotle
Trout Roe Tartlet
Beet Meringue | Goat Cheese Whip
Market Radish | Goat Butter | Ramp Dust
Pairing: Antech Limoux Brut Reserve 2017, France
MINI PARISIAN CUCUMBER CRUDO
Buttermilk | Ramp Oil | Radish | Capri Farms Feta
Pairing: 2020 Picpoul de Pinet, France
Red Beet Smoked Salmon | Green Asparagus | Blueberry
Pairing: 2018 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Germany
BLOODY BUTCHER CORNBREAD
FRIED GREEN TOMATO
Cherry Tomato Grenobloise | Pit Smoked Ham | Basil | Fontanelle
Pairing: 2019 Pratello Torrazzo, Italy
Wisconsin Amish Chicken | Velvet Poppino | Miners Lettuce | Canoe Harvest Wild Rice
Pairing: 2020 Primitivo di Manduria, Italy
FRENCH AND LOCAL CHEESES
Amish Smokehaus Blu Cheese | Capri Goat Cheese | Hook’s Duda Gouda | Fig Jam
Pairing: French 75
VALRHONA CHOCOLATE PUFF PASTRY
EVP Espresso Syrup | Poached Pear
Pairing: Viera de Sousa, Portugal
As we mentioned above, if you have food preferences or dietary restrictions, please note them when making your reservation. We also offer the option of simply asking for a Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Vegan, or Gluten-Free-Friendly dinner.
Please arrive early to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine before dinner! Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner service starts promptly at 6 p.m.
Reservations are required with a $20 deposit per person to reserve your seat. On-line registration closes at noon on the day of the dinner, but you’re welcome to call the store after that to see if there is space available.
This dinner is inside seating only. If current guidelines permit, we may seat two couples, registered separately in general seating, together at one table for four. We will ask your permission to be seated with another couple, and we request that you be fully vaccinated. The Chef’s Table and the Bar have adjacent seats, so you will have others seated at your side.
*Price includes dinner. Pairings are additional. Tax and 20% service charge on food and drink will be added at event. Remaining payment (less the $20 deposit) to be made when checking in prior to start of the event. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
**Full Tasting Pour is about half a drink per pairing (i.e. approximately 2.5oz wine, 0.75oz spirit, 6oz beer). Half Tasting Pour is half of that. You are also welcome to order drinks from our full bar before or during dinner. Whatever your choice, please plan accordingly for getting home safely.