By Iron Chef Leftovers
Since popup restaurants are all the rage these days, I recently saw a post on eater.com about one being done by a “celebrity chef.”
Here is what you would get:
Mac and Cheese with Butter Sauce and Crispy Bacon
Hot Chicken Bite with Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Meat Loaf with Collard Greens, Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Corn
Banana Pudding, Pecan Short Bread and Bruleed Bananas
Each course comes with a paired cocktail, a gift bag containing cookies and a bottle of wine and a photo op with the chef.
The regular price for this privilege is $399 per person, tax and gratuity included, but if you act now, you can get this meal for $175 per person (although there is some confusion if gratuity is included).
Thomas Keller? Nope
Hugh Atchinson? Nope
Ferran Adria? Not even close.
The resurrected corpse of Julia Child? Well, that is closer.
It is none other than former Top Chef contestant Carla Hall, most famous for not winning Top Chef and being on a talk show. The event is held in Bloomingdales in NYC and I can imagine that Hall probably won’t be doing the cooking. For $175 dollars, go somewhere else – it is NYC, you can find a better meal just about anywhere. Hell, for half that, I will make the same meal for you if you want, and I am slightly less annoying than Hall.