Burgeoning empire-builder Kevin Sbraga is hosting popular NYC chef Michael Laiskonis on Wednesday, November 6 for a guest chef dinner at his restaurant on South Broad Street. The 6-course dinner features Lithuanian cuisine—which is Laiskonis' heritage—and will set you back $150 (which is all-inclusive and cover tax and tip, too). Currently, Laiskonis is the creative director of the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education, and before that he was the mad scientist pastry chef of NYC's legendary Le Bernardin.
He's highly-decorated, as well, being the recipient of a Beard Award and a big part of the many Michelin stars that Le Bernardin has earned over the years. He's also been name-dropped in the New York Times in countless articles about the wonderful world of pastries, as well as reviews of chef Eric Ripert's famous restaurant.
If you're interested, which you should be, call for reservations at 215.735.1913. And hurry up, as space is very limited and this will be a hot ticket.
Michael Laiskonis Lithuanian Dinner at Sbraga
·Textures of Borscht Amuse Bouche
·Herring with Smoked Potato, Pickled Parsnip and Carrot
·Savory Lamb Dumpling "Cepelinai"
·Roasted Duck with Chanterelle, Cabbage, and Fried Black Bread
·Poppy Seed Beignet "Spurgos" with Huckleberry, Crème Fraiche Sorbet
·Apple Confit with Rye Tuile, "Alus" Beer Ice Cream