The Jeff Kraus "Experience" at Cycle: You Missed Out!
This past weekend 120 lucky boys and girls had the chance to take part in Truckin' Good Food chef Jeff Kraus' "Experience" at downtown pop-up shop Cycle.
And when we say lucky, we truly mean lucky.
We just so happened to be 2 of those lucky people.
After fully studying the menu in advance it had been decided that my dining companion and I would just have to go for it and order one of everything on the menu. Good thing we came hungry --- it was a ton of food. A ton of super delicious food, that is.
Food porn after the jump...
Next came the entrees. The salad with pig ears, poached egg and arugula had a peppery bite to it and despite my hatred of poached eggs, the dish was gone quickly. I'm still not sure exactly where the pigs ears were. The smoked pizza included a light, cornmeal-dusted dough that complemented the fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto nicely.
But it was the 3 Lil' Lamb sliders that really stole the show. Each tender lamb patty was a perfect example of med-rare on soft, slightly sweet and chewy buns, topped with ingredients to represent Africa, Europe and America. The African was topped with a creamy curry mayo; the European with Saffron Kitchen's Sexy Chutney; and the American with bacon and cheddar. The African and the European were the first to go leaving little room for American, which was frankly hard to appreciate after the exotic flavors of the first two.
If you missed this event, you missed out on one hell of a meal. In fact, I will goes as far as to say that it was the absolute best meal I have eaten off of a paper/plastic plate. Best. Seriously. My fingers are crossed that Jeff Kraus opens his new restaurant soon and that those lil' lamb sliders are a permanent fixture on the menu because then I will have no choice but to become a permanent fixture as well.
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