FT33 and Executive Chef and Owner Matt McCallister invite some of the nation’s most heralded chefs into the FT33 kitchen to create unorthodox yet harmonious collaborative menus for a series of guest chef dinners beginning in February 2014. Curated by McCallister, Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Chef: Southwest” in 2013, the dinner series features culinary visionaries that share his values of honest, seasonally–based cooking with exquisite presentation and thoughtful execution.
The dinners, eight-course menus with optional complementary wine pairings, will capture the distinct essence of each notable chef using local ingredients. Chef Matt McCallister, known for modernist interpretations of Southern cuisine, will rotate courses each night with the selected guest chef, culminating in a symphony of flavors and regional styles. The guest chef dinner series will take place at FT33 on the third Monday of each month, and will showcase the talents of multifaceted chefs spanning the nation.
Each dinner costs $110 per person for the eight-course menu and $50 per person for wine pairings. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Here is the rundown of each event:
Monday, February 17: Chef Richard Kuo |Pearl & Ash
Monday, March 17: Chef Bryce Gilmore | Barley Swine
Monday, April 21: Chef Benjamin Sukle | birch Restaurant
Monday, May 19: Chef Jason Dady |The Jason Dady Restaurant Group
Monday, June 16: Chef Matthew Jennings | Farmstead
Monday, July 21: Chef Brandon Baltzley | CRUX, TMIP
Monday, August 18: Chef Seth Siegel-Gardner | The Pass & Provisions
Monday, September 15: Chef Lachlan Patterson | Frasca