Remember back on Monday when we told you about that very special holiday pop up dinner happening at American Sardine Bar? No? Well, here's the deal - ASB chef Scott Schroeder is very generously hosting a Christmas dinner for his buddy, Ben Puchowitz, the Christmas deprived i.e. Jewish chef of Cheu Noodle Bar. The dinner is happening on Wednesday, December 18th at 7 p.m. and tickets to this limited engagement are running for $100 a head and available right here.
And now, let's take a look at the menu plus drinks pairings:
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According to the barrage of New Year's Eve-related emails that have landed in our inbox over the past couple of days (Open Bars! Lobster Thermidor! Weird stuff from the State Store!), it looks like it's about time to start making NYE plans.
Our buddies over at Cheu Noodle Bar (255 S. 10th St.) are rolling out a very special New Year's Eve menu for the 31st including plenty of schmancy stuff like lobster, foie, encapsulated oysters (!) and sparkling sake. The four courser is going for $75 a head and there are four seatings - 6, 7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m. Cheu is promising a night of amazing food, music and awesome drinks and we're going to agree that this is definitely going to be one of the more exciting NYE prix fixes happening this year. Seating is reservation only so give 'em a call at 215-287-2533 to reserve your spot. Here's a peek at the menu: