Hatched by Joshua Marcus (Chow Down Grill, BLT Steak, Timo, China Grill) and John Donovan (Blackbird Ordinary), Harding's a waistline-endangering "gastronomic extravaganza" that'll pop up the first week of every month in Surfside's currently transitioning Chow Down location, and tap a different chef to create up to 20 mini plates for two nightly seatings of just 22 -- damn, Reggie Bush's comeback season wasn't that good.
Top Chef's Andrew D'Ambrosi is on deck, but GastroPod's Jeremiah Bullfrog's leading off and ready “to shock palates”. While his final menu’s on lockdown, he’s been experimenting with potentials like the Beet Composition (w/ black sesame soil, hibiscus gastrique, wood sorrel), the Arepa 2012 w/ popcorn milk pudding & queso blanco, and cancha duck pastrami w/ pumpernickel streusel, mustard seed caviar & Brussels kraut, who can’t be happy being called that, as the majority of that city is French-speaking.
Jeremiah’s also been known to fiddle with green tomato chips, bacon macaroons, tubes of dough served w/ “Chinese sausage cream”, dark black carrot-covered brisket, bone marrow butter, and lamb belly, enough of which will give ewe one of your own.
There's a tad more continuity on the booze front, as they're carrying beer & wine, and also letting you BYOB with a corkage fee. And for those who don’t snag a reservation in time, they’ll be serving a totally different a la carte menu at a separate seating for 20, so just be happy that third-year safety Reshad Jones doesn’t have enough clout to take all those up.
Published: March 20, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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