Past Meetup

A Night With Top Chef Mark Simmons of Kiwiana

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Price: $89.95 /per person
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Chef Mark Simmons of Top Chef fame and formerly of Melt Restaurant has recently opened a new place in Park Slope. Kiwiana is getting some great buzz and judging from the last event we had with Mark you won't want to miss this one! Originally from New Zealand, Mark was born and raised on a sheep farm! He got his start in the kitchen as a dishwasher and moved up from there with no formal training. In lieu of culinary school, Mark elected to travel abroad and to learn more about the world’s diverse cuisine on his own. His journeys led him from Australia to Japan to the United States (and everything in between) and have allowed him to train his culinary skills across a variety of cuisines. Chef Mark has created a unique five course tasting menu exclusively for our group of feast monkeys. Priced to include tax and tip at 69.95 or $89.95 with the optional wine pairings...but with pairings like Smoked and pickled green lip mussels with Huia Gewurztraminer, you'll definitely want to go for the pairing option! Pre-Payment required (just let us know if you don't want the pairings and we'll bill separately)


"A taste of New Zealand 2013"

First Course

Smoked and pickled green lip mussels

(Huia Gewurztraminer 2009)

Second Course

Marlborough salmon ceviche with wasabi and avocado puree, caviar

Third Course

Lamb chop with spring peas and yucca tatter tots

(Mount Beautiful Pinot Noir 2008)

Fourth Course

Venison osso bucco with parsnip, white chocolate puree and horseradish

(TBD complements from the chef)

Fifth Course

Raspberry lamington

(Mishas Reisling 2009)

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