Pastry chef Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar (expected to open in Midtown next month) and executive chef Brandi Key of both Coppa Osteria and Punk's Simple Southern Food will cook for an Aces of Taste pop-up this Sunday, March 22.
Aces of Taste is a dinner series that happens on roughly a monthly basis. Past chefs have included Chris Williams of Lucille's and Mike Potowski of Benjy's. The events are held in varying locations, and this one is at Bodega 1617 Wine Bar at 1617 Richmond.
Dinner begins with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and Rémy Martin cocktails before moving on to the four-course meal. The hors d'oeuvres include Masson's fantastic 'Nduja Pop Tart while dinner includes both the Southern and Italian touches that Key is known for. The entrées include pan-fried cornbread, Revival Market country ham, ricotta, pickled green strawberry and arugula as well as roasted lamb chop, globe carrots, curried yogurt with carrot top pesto.
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The $100 ticket includes gratuity and wine pairings for each course by the sommeliers at Bodega 1617, including 2009 Chateau Raspide Sauternes with dessert. Diners who don't want the wine pairings can buy an $80 ticket instead.
Each guest will also receive some gifts to take home: a gift card for Snap Kitchen, a bottle of fresh juice from Squeezed Juice and a voucher for 50% off a private Pilates lesson from Lithe & Flex Owner Jennifer Pena. In addition to all of that, there's a raffle for bigger prizes. Diners who go for the $100 option will get four raffle tickets (and an extra bottle of juice), and $80 ticket holders will receive two.