Building on the success of last year's UP (Unlimited Possibilities), this time round the French American pastry chef is re-living the American dream. A seven course tasting menu will unfold in front of eight expectant sweet toothed diners, per sitting, at Ansel's tasting table in the upstairs kitchen space.
The menu sweeps through iconic American dreams starting with the 'Eureka' moment when early settlers first struck gold, or sourdough nuggets in this case, along with acacia honey and cold brew to the 1950s picture perfect homes with picketed white fences where passion fruit and pickled persimmon and more sit on manicured lawns (see below) finishing off with the Tech boom and #GoingViral (main image) in homage to the Instagram era.
If you really want to make an evening of it, legendary mixologist Jim Meehan has created the wine and cocktail pairings, including flaming 'Dr Peppe' and a twist on a French 75 made with sloe gin.
Photo Credit: Evan Sung, Ansel Kitchen
See the full menu here:
Reservations open on Friday, February 19th at 12pm ET for all March seatings (March 2nd-31st) and can be made direct through the website. The experience is $85 per person, and $45 for the drink pairing.
Here's the team perfecting the final touches to #going viral - manchego, Marcona almonds, quince, olive oil - Manzanilla Sherry, Quince Vinegar and honey. The final cheese course.
When life imitates art (or maybe it's the other way around?) ?. We've been snapping away at our #GoingViral course, part of our new American Dreams menu at U.P. (our after-hours all-dessert tasting table hidden upstairs at #DominiqueAnselKitchen). It's our take on a wine and cheese course, complete with a little Instagram action of flipping through different wine "filters," and a Manchego semifreddo sheep with a Marcona almond sable and quince jam at the center. Tickets for March seats launch tomorrow at NOON at up.tocktix.com! I can't wait to share this new menu with you all. #UPDreams #UnlimitedPossibilities
A photo posted by dominiqueansel (@dominiqueansel) on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:24pm PST