Update: Great news! Chef de cuisine Molly Brandt, of 150 Central Park aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, will be joining us as guest chef! Of her dishes, including Curried Seminole Pumpkin Soup, Lobster, Cilantro Raita, Pappadum, and Tamale of Seminole Pumpkin, Golden Raisins, Cumin Crema, Chipotle, she advises MGFD wine director and sommelier Eric Larkee of the pairing, “Neither dish is going to be particularly hot even though the spices used imply that. Just a little heat, after all I am from Minnesota!” We can’t wait, Molly!
We’re about two months out from Slow Food Miami’s annual taste explosion on a single rare ingredient in an effort to save it from extinction called the Ark of Taste Dinner.
Michael, Hedy and our restaurant have had the privilege of executing these dinners for many years now. You may recall the pig-laden, banana-plantain affair that was the 2010 feast of the Hua Moa (successfully boarded to the national Ark in June.) I guarantee that our guests remember it quite clearly.
The event comes to The Kampong this year on October 27, and tickets are now on sale to the public as of this morning. As with all Slow Food Miami events, proceeds fund the installation of local school and community gardens. Fittingly, we’re warming up to Halloween by celebrating a special pumpkin native to Florida.