Is hosting an out of town chef to push a new book and cook a meal around it a new trend? Recently, the Bristol hosted Mourad Lahlou (SF's Aziza), to promote his book, Mourad: New Moroccan. And now another San Franciscan, Chris Cosentino (Incanto) will drop in to the Publican.
Cosentino, one of the country's leading experts on offal, will hit the Publican June 8 for a dinner where he'll offer a la carte selections from his new book, Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal. The menu is still being finalized, but some dishes will include egg and anchovy crostini; fava bean, strawberry and pecorino salad; and pork with artichokes, mint and lemon. Spots for this are reportedly filling up fast, so if you want in, make a reservation at 312-733-9555.
If you get shut out of the Cosentino dinner, or simply love the Publican so much you can't get enough of their food, on June 9 the restaurant will host a Slagel Farm Dinner on site at the farm in Fairbury, Ill. The multi-course meal, prepared by Publican chefs Brian Huston and Erling Wu-bower, costs $125 per person, but includes bus transport from Chicago and a tour of the farm. Lemonade and water will be provided, so if you want to booze down on the farm, be sure to BYO.
· The Bristol Hosting Chef Dinner With SF's Mourad Lahlou [~EChi~]
· Slagel Family Farm Tour and Dinner with the Publican [Brown Paper Tickets]