It’s time again for one of my favorite type of blog posts, a special event! This was a one night only dinner at Niche in Clayton. It started with a cocktail hour at 6 with the one seating only dinner at 7. Of course James Beard Nominee Gerard Craft was on hand. He was joined by fellow James Beard Nominee Kevin Nashan of Sydney Street Cafe as well as H. Alexander Talbot from the popular blog, Ideas in food.
It was a carefully orchestrated seven-course dinner with an optional wine pairing. As the days lead up to the event, tweets began appearing with hints of what the menu could contain. However the final menu was kept a surprise until the night of the event. Chef Gerard Craft and the Niche crew created three of the dishes and chef Kevin Nashan created two.
Overall the night was fantastic. Anytime you have people who have the passion that these chef’s do, it translates into excellent food. The whole experience was top-notch and I hope they choose to do an encore in the near future. Below are some pictures of the courses. Yes it’s a little mean if you didn’t get to make it, but maybe you should watch my Events page so you don’t miss out in the future!
Ice Cream and Caviar
Dungeness Crab by Chef Nashan
Escolar and Parsnip by Chef Craft
Scallop and Carrot
Monkfish by Chef Nashan
Surf and Turf
Elk by Chef Craft
White Chocolate with Rhubarb by Chef Craft
Missing 🙂 Those cocktails and the wine pairing may have contributed to this…