On spring-like Wednesday evening a small group of 36 gathered in the Nomad Loft to feast on Southern BBQ faire, whipped up by four chefs from Eataly.
Comprised of only Asian ingredients, the inspiration for the night was born after a long night of whiskey drinking.
The pop-up supper club event is the brainchild of the Public House Wines founders; the goal: create a warm, friendly, unpretentious environment where both food and wine abound. Mission accomplished.
Perhaps I was engulfed in conversation with my fellow diners, or maybe I was distracted by the Shanghai Noon film that played quietly in the background, but it appeared as though my plate and cup magically refilled on their own throughout the evening.
We started with cornbread topped with Thai Bird’s Eye & Lemongrass Jam and Miso butter spreads, then moved towards the first entree of Hainanese chicken soup. The following courses of Chinese sausage dirty rice and braised pork ribs with bok choy were not only packed with fresh flavors but also a touch of spiciness. Thankfully, our palates were cooled with all-you-can drink red and white wine offerings from Public House Wines.
And, all-we-can-drink we did. The total damage: 44 bottles between 36 diners. Not too shabby.
– Elizabeth Demcsak