The Zen-man snapped by Jack
I will let Ann over at Redacted recipes do a detailed account of the evening since she has a much higher tolerance to alcohol than i do 😉 and therefore – a clearer memory. You can also click here to read about what an underground party is like, or to look at some cool photographs from the previous event when Ilan Hall (a winner on Top Chef) was doing the cooking, click here. I have to tell you about one thing though… Have you noticed the spit-roasted goat on the menu?
Well, I was intrigued from the moment i read the words ‘spit-roasted’. How could you possibly cook a spit-roasted goat in the underworld? How do you pull it off and where? My questions got answered quickly when the friendly host took us – not to Lucifer’s den but… to the rooftop. Yes… the renegades dared to spit-roast a whole freaking goat on a Brooklyn rooftop with views on Manhattan and with aerial subways passing nearby. That’s chef’s gone wild to its finest my friends and i must say, i was impressed. And you bet it was delicious!
Secret restaurants have long been popular overseas. Some of Hong Kong’s most innovative food can be sampled at hidden spots in private homes or office buildings so it’s not surprising the trend is spreading quickly in the U.S. Part of the thrill of underground dining is the hipness factor and the so-called ‘danger’ of eating adventurously. Of course the zen-man loves the whole rebellious aspect but it’s not only that, it is an exciting experience both for creative chefs who want to show off their skills and diners seeking a unique experience. So let’s cheer the renegades and long live the underground restaurant!
And special thanks to Jack for sharing the pictures since i forgot to bring my camera. Hey, at least i didn’t forget the wine!