Test Kitchen Series Returns to Marigold Kitchen
Each week throughout the summer, the chefs will offer a unique 5- to 8-course experimental menu.
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West Philly’s Marigold Kitchen BYOB is inviting guests to be a part of its creative process. Co-chef and owners Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza, along with executive chef Keith Krajewski, are bringing back “Marigold Test Kitchens.” This year, Test Kitchens will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through August. Each week the chefs will offer a unique five to eight course experimental menu highlighting ingredients sourced exclusively from local farmers' markets and foragers.
During these intimate dinners, the staff of Marigold Kitchen will break down the inspirations and concepts behind the dishes. Each dinner will be limited to 25 guests and Chefs Kochan and Lanza will join guests for dinner each night.
In addition, Marigold Kitchen is unveiling its new early summer menu. Known for keeping an element of surprise when presenting the 13- to 15-course feast, the chefs prefer not to divulge the full menu in advance. Instead, they are offering a peek at a few of the dishes. Each course is meticulously designed for the eyes and the palate in whimsical Marigold Kitchen fashion. Dishes will include whipped fennel and leek atop a house-made flatbread with parsley, roasted artichoke and dried black olives; Korean head cheese torchon served with wakame salad, pickled ginger, five-day kimchi gel and rice chips; and lemon-thyme potato gnocchi tossed with squab leg confit, black garlic-Madeira sauce and cured egg yolk.
"This season is going to be exciting,” says Kochan. “Summer means something different to each of us, and we look forward to touching on all the best aspects of this amazing season during our Test Kitchen days. Expect the unexpected!"
Marigold Kitchen serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 6 p.m. The last seating of the night is at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $90 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations for the $65 Test Kitchen series are recommended.