Last Wednesday night, 11 lucky diners and I converged at a secret location to enjoy this month's installment of Wolvesmouth. Submit your e-mail to a mysterious mailing list. Cross your fingers that you get picked. Receive an address that you're asked not to share with anyone. Feel special. Gorge.
For detailed information on how to score a spot at this highly sought-after table, go to the Wolvesden website.
I see that some of you are still confused. Let me break it down for you.
It's a dinner party with strangers! With 10 to 15 courses of beautiful food that will totally wow you! At a private residence! At the end of your meal, you're given an envelope to leave an amount that you feel your meal was worth.
The Wolf is Craig Thornton -- professional chef, modern food artist, and all-around badass.
Corn soup, cotija, aleppo gelee, lime, corn fritter.
Peach, nectarine, chorizo piquillo puree, almond, Basque cheese, chorizo, sherry gastrique.
Wolvesden. You get your own!
Smelt, fried green tomato, buttermilk ranch.
A little taste of the South fancified! Mine was gone in a flash!
Squash blossoms, Marscapone zucchini duxelles, melon, baby squash, balsamic.
Tuna, tomato, basil buds, uliva olive oil, wasabi peas, white soy.
More garden freshness paired with freshness from the sea. The tuna was a cool taste of fabulousness.
Lobster, potato, chive, crème fraîche.
Pork cheek, baby cabbage, caramelized onion, dill, pretzel, mustard.
Lamb, Turkish eggplant, watermelon cucumber, watermelon tartare, yogurt, rosemary.
Mulberry, elderberry, fig, salted brown "butta la creme," croquant.
and crunchy could be so good? The textures, the flavors, everything -- super!
Cherry sherbet, almond cake, cherry pop rocks, almond cream.
Just enough pucker. Just enough crumbly sweetness. Quite lovely.
I feel so fortunate to have attended this dinner. Shout-out to Chou Down for being my date for the night and to Kung Food Panda, The Roaming Belly, @LIMER35, and @theReAlexHaas for being fun dining companions at our end of the table.
Thank you so much, @wolvesmouth and @dimsumpup, for the incredible experience.