*** We've changed the workshop topics below, mostly because Ice Cream and Pizza are the things we are having the most fun with in our kitchen right now. ***
I've long been impressed by improv groups. The way that people can simply react to one another and build a story is amazing. It requires a certain skill for quick thinking and trusting your instincts, two talents that are very much in demand in the kitchen. Sometimes catching someone else's ball and running with for while before you toss it on to the next person can lead you to new and interesting places that you may not have found on your own. So we are creating some culinary improv groups. We're going to set a up a loose agenda and see who shows up to play (reservations will be required). We will have a stocked kitchen and all of our equipment at our disposal. Participants will be encouraged to bring along any ingredients or equipment of their own that they want to play with and their passion for food. We'll start the day with a brief discussion about the topic at hand and what people want to do, and then we'll hit the kitchen and see what unfolds.
The first one will be at Rittenhouse Tavern on July 23 (Call them directly for reservations 215-732-2412). After the workshop on the 23 we will be cooking a dinner with Nick Elmi and his team, bringing to life some of the ideas from the workshop. Reservations for this 7+ course dinner may also be made directly with Rittenhouse Tavern.
We're going to schedule two smaller ones at our place in Levittown, PA (reachable via Septa on the West Trenton line via Woodbourne station) on Sunday, August 19 and Sunday, August 26. The day at our place will run from 10am-4pm, include a light lunch, and cost $250 per person, with a maximum of 6 participants. We want this to be a hands on experience with people working together and learning from one another. The theme for Sunday, August 19 will be Ice Cream and Frozen Anything and the theme for Sunday, August 26 will be Pizza. Any and all ideas will be welcome and happily explored. If these groups prove to be popular we will schedule more. If you're interested in putting together your own group we can do that too. Contact us for reservations and more information.