Chefs Shawn Harrison of Tephra Vegan and Julia Simon of Nourish Charlotte (food delivery) will team up to create a five-course, plant-based, gluten-free pop-up dinner Wednesday at Goodyear Arts (N. College St.). The chefs will share in the creation of the entrée, which stars Urban Gourmet Farms’ maitake mushrooms paired with parsnip pureé, le jus vert, salt roasted beets, and sunchoke chips. Other curiosities include fresh coconut milk Tom Kha, sweet pea and pistachio ice cream, and vanilla espresso poached medjool dates with banana bruleé, shortbread cookie, and sea salt peanut caramel. The dinner event happens from 7-10 p.m. and tickets are $68-$88 (the higher price includes unlimited vegan wine). The Fat Face Band will perform, filling the space with jazz arrangements of Bowie and Prince covers, amongst other favorite tunes, for the duration of the dinner.
I. Avocado Toast.
Grilled Fennel Confit.
White Grapefruit Supreme.
II. Fresh Coconut Milk Tom Kha.
Shiitake Lemongrass Broth.
White Yam Croutons.
Local Rainbow Chard Chards.
Fried Purple Basil.
III. Compressed Urban Gourmet Farms Maitake Mushrooms.
Le Jus Vert.
Salt Roasted Beets.
IV. Sweet Pea & Pistachio Ice Cream Milkshake.
Pakistan Rosebuds & Petals.
Local Pea Shoots.
V. Vanilla Espresso Poached Medjool Dates.
Maca Coconut Butter.
Black Onyx Cacao Shortbread Cookie.
Sea Salt Peanut Caramel.
Warm Chai and Herbal Teas served at meal’s end.
Charlotte’s Fat Face Band playing (mainly) jazz arranged Bowie and Prince covers