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.
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.
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