If you don't have dinner plans on Sunday night, and want to experience a HUSH rush of dishes from James Mazzio, chef of Pickles Deli and Olive Oil, and a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef star, plus lots of wines from the Infinite Monkey Theorem, then you should consider booking one of the few spots still available for the Sunday night "NOMAD" dinners, so named for where they roam.
The weekend dinners, of which there are four, are a collaboration between HUSH founder and restaurateur Phil Armstrong, (who's just partnered with Alex Schuler, the chef/owner of Arugula in Boulder, to open Tangerine, also in Boulder), and take place at an undisclosed "pop-up" location in Denver, which is revealed to those who've secured rezzies. The six-course dinner (you can choose from among two menus) is $90 per person, and while the Saturday seatings are sold out, spots still remain for the 5:30 and 8:30 time slots on Sunday.
You can peek at the menus, which look terrific, on the next page.
Olive oil tasting -- extra virgin olive oils and housemade focaccia
Porcini mushroom bisque, white truffle & fingerling potato hash
Baby spinach, dates, maple walnuts, green apple, crispy pancetta, sherry vinaigrette
Grilled sea scallops and saffron risotto
Salt- and pepper-seared ahi tuna with smoked tomato and shallot ragú and lemon crema
Espresso-crusted beef tenderloin and Gorgonzola potato torta with caramelized shallot jus
Puree of asparagus, apple-wood smoked salmon and white asparagus hash
Arugula, baby artichokes, corona beans and shaved Reggiano-Parmigiano with creamy lemon dressing
Maine lobster ravioli with tomato and tarragon brown butter
Pan-roasted Alaskan halibut, Brussels sprouts, pancetta and oregano brodo
Colorado lamb chops, braised rapini and polenta cakes, smoked tomato jus
Hazelnut crunch torte
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