We just got off the phone with Mindy, and her menu for our last chef pop-up of the season is final… and nothing to kibbitz about!
The 2012 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef will be taking over Harry’s Pizzeria on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. for Hot Chocolate Pizzeria, the perfect cap to one year of deliciously inspirational monthly visitors.
We’re just waiting on her passed pizza and Eric’s wines. L’chaim!
Herbs de Provence-Infused Whiskey Sours
Schmear of Deviled Eggs
Schmaltz Fried Rock Shrimp
Chicken Neck Rillette
Breast and Oyster Chicken Noodle Soup seasonal vegetables, fresh parsley, wood oven challah crackers
Bacon Cured Chicken Liver “BLT” heirloom tomatoes, kale, spinach
Chicken Thigh & Leg Coq au Vin
Confit Hearts and Gizzards roasted potatoes, gribenes
Wildflower Honey Caramelized Cauliflower with crispy chicken skin
Classic Creme Brulee Custard
Challah doughnuts hotfudge and shots of vanilla malteds
Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood favorite, Mindy’s Hot Chocolate specializes in contemporary American cuisine inspired by seasonal and local ingredients. Believing that quality and technique is fundamental to the development of a great dessert, Mindy exhibits tremendous respect for her ingredients, organizing her plates according to the combination of texture, temperature and taste, rather than appearance alone. With her new cookbook, BAKING OUT LOUD: Fun Desserts with Big Flavor, currently hitting bookstores, our executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith is especially excited about this pop-up and will be working with Mindy closely on every aspect!
Seating is first come, first served for this sweet and savory family-style meal! Making new friends is encouraged and easy when you’ve got a welcome cocktail in hand with hors d’oeuvre, four courses, free-flowing wines by The Genuine Hospitality Group sommelier and Wine Director Eric Larkee and our tap beers including Michael’s Genuine Home Brew at your disposal. Go home with a special gift too. All that and tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price of $150.
To recap the drill… Harry’s chef pop-up dinners occur about once a month, each time with a new chef in Harry’s kitchen doing a special menu from their cookbook, their restaurant, or sometimes something different. We close to regular business for these intimate evenings. They are relaxed and convivial, with a family-style meal unfolding at communal tables. Seating is first come first served. Menu is subject to change and doors open at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Tickets are exclusively sold online for the pop-up series through its FUN page, with links to unique Brownpapertickets.com sales pages and past event photos on our Flickr.