Sunday, May 27, 2012

PushStart Kitchen Birthday
June 1 + 2

We did it!  It's a little hard to believe that one year ago, this week, we started this project in an attempt to introduce ourselves to the Atlanta dining scene.  It's even harder to absorb how many incredibly supportive, fun and hungry Atlantians we've been able to feed!  We've really come a long way in the past twelve months.

We wanted to celebrate and what better way to do that than for us to cook a big ol' meal and serve it up to all of our favorite people on our big ol', new table!

We're also going to be having a little movie premier.  Last year, our friends at Six Foot Five productions filmed a documentary about the supper club as we were getting it all off the ground and for the first time, we'll all be able to sit down, have a drink after dinner, and view it.

And another thing...y'all know that we've started writing all of our menus based on the veggies coming to us every week from Fresh Roots Farm, right in our own back yard, right?  We love to be inspired by our surroundings and these good f0lks make it awfully easy to put out good food.

Anyhow, Ill stop blabbin', and you can start reading the menu below if'n you're interested.  

(includes wine pairings)

-cocktail + canape
-Backyard collard and country ham "soup dumpling", pickled hot chile, white cheddar croquant
-Chilled mozzarella broth, backyard heirloom tomato and cucumber, black olive powder, GA olive oil
-Griddled octopus, shaved Spanish chorizo, crispy potato, salsa brava, arugula
-Pig shoulder, belly & loin, salsa pipian, charred backyard squash, dried red onion, basil
-Crispy steel-cut oats, chilled rum custard, dried and charred peach, lemon chantilly, basil
-candy + cordial

$80 per diner suggested donation
(cash only, if you please)

As always, if you'd like to come to one of our dinners, all you need to do is subscribe in the box to the right and you'll be on the invite list.  Then when we send out menus, you respond as soon as you can and we feed you dinner.  Just like that.  Thank you so much for checking us out and we hope to feed you soon!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PushStart Kitchen
Saturday, May 26th

So, a few of you may already know this but this is our last week before we turn ONE!  PushStart's birthday is right around the corner and with that big change comes another...we're getting a bigger table!  

Some fellas on the farm found a hundred year old work table that's been buried in the detritus of left over factory stuff.  They've been working for the past month, sanding it down, acid washing the legs, and resurfacing it...and now it's ready, just in time.  I've been told it's going to take a team of six guys just to carry the top of the table!  All that said, we're gonna have some extra seats to fill!  

This is also our second week into writing all of our menu based on the veggies that are being growed up in our back yard at Fresh Roots Farm.  We're loving being able to use the amazing produce that is literally steps from our door.  Doesn't get more local than that.  

We'can't wait to have you!

(includes wine pairings)

-Cocktails + canapes
-Roasted backyard squash, tomato marmalade, charred heirloom cucumber, parmesan ice cream, black olive powder
-Slow cooked hen with leg confit agnolotti, backyard mustard greens, preserved lemon chantilly, roasted onion broth
-Fried pineapple pie, rum semifreddo, ancho spiced macadamia, cajeta enronada, smoked salt
-Candy + cordial

$50 per diner suggested donation
(cash only, if you please)

We seeing new faces around our table, so if'n you're not signed up and you'd like to receive an invite to dinner, please feel free to sign up in the subscription box to the right!  We'll be mailing out the invites very soon!

Monday, May 14, 2012

PushStart Kitchen
Saturday, May 19

So what can you really say after seeing the absolutely stunning get-up on this dapper gentleman?  What about mentioning that we've been inspired to fancy up our own plates for the weekend?  We're going to serve a five course, dolled up menu plus all the usual trimmings.

As I may have mentioned before, this week is our first to showcase the veggies grown in our very back yard at the Fresh Roots Farm.  We're really excited about being able to watch our food grow right up to the point of slinging it on yer plate.  We've penned our own tag line "Farm to Facehole."  Trademark has been applied for so no poaching, chumps (he joked)!  

(includes wine pairing)

-Cocktail + canape
-Tuna crudo, young arugula, crispy marble potatoes, warm bacon chimichurri, spanish orange, dried olive
-Charred early corn, crab fritter, guajillo mayonnaise, paddle cactus, cilantro emulsion
-Manchego soft scrambled farm egg, grilled bread, backyard greens, wild mushroom fondue, chipotle oil
-Beef petit tender, crispy vidalia onion, backyard swiss chard, roasted beet, stone ground mustard
-Brown butter cake, backyard heirloom carrot, honey mascarpone ice cream, golden raisin puree, pistachio praline
-Candy+ cordial

$75 per diner suggested donation
(cash only please)

The only way you're going to get invited to this evening (or any of our little git-togethers) is if you subscribe to our mailing list to the right.  We'll send you an email that you'll reply to as quickly as you can.  Then we'll get back to you and let you know what the deal is.  What'dya say?  Sound good?  We'd love to see you soon!

Monday, May 7, 2012

PushStart Kitchen
May 12 + 13

We've been loving this warm (read "HOT") weather that we've been having and while a bunch of folks are dreading a long and hot summer, we're praying for it.  I mean why else would you live in the South?

This is really the time that we can easily feel the connection between the Latin and Southern American kitchens.  When we begin anticipating sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, spicy chiles and cool watermelon, we get so excited to be in the kitchen!  I mean more excited than we already are, which is like, a lot, and stuff.

Anyhow, here's the menu for this weekend.  Saturday and Sunday, to be exact.  

(includes wine pairings)

-Cocktails + canape
-Salt and pepper squid, esquites, pickled cucumber, chilled romesco, sherry vinegar syrup
-Sous vide beef petit tender, charred shallot caramel, corn bread puree, roasted heirloom squash, white cheddar
-Coconut panna cotta, candied meyer lemon, tangerine sorbet, anise biscuit, basil
-Candy + cordial

$50 per diner suggested donation
(cash only please)

Have we fed you yet?  Sign up for our mailing list to the right and we'll send you an invite.  Then all you have to do is respond as quickly as you can.  Make a reservation and we'll take care of the rest.  C'mon and eat!