Test Kitchen’s Back! One Night, Five Chefs, Four Mixologists = Serious Burgers + Cocktails
|On the Regular Menu: Nancy Silverton’s Backyard Burger + Spuds|
Mark your calendar and make a reservation, stat! This Saturday, from 9pm – 1am, Test Kitchen is back, hosting its long-awaited return at Nancy Silverton and the late Amy Pressman’s burger joint, Short Order. Gourmet burger lovers will get their palates satiated by five signature burgers and sides made by host Chef Christian Page (Short Order) and guest Chefs and Test Kitchen alums Walter Manzke, Kris Morningstar (Ray’s & Stark Bar), Ori Menashe (Bestia) and Adam Horton (Raphael).
Guest mixologists joining cocktailian legend Julian Cox (Rivera, Playa, Sotto, Picca) behind the bar include Daniel Warrilow (Son of a Gun), Paul Sanguinetti (Ray’s & Stark Bar) and Chris Parke (Raphael). As burger nights go, it simply doesn’t get better than that.
Each guest chef will create their own signature burger (from $14-$18) and array of side dishes (from $5-12) while the mixologists will whip, shake and strain cocktails to match. Here’s what’s on the menu so far:
Chef #1: Kris Morningstar
Burger: Flavor Burger #6 — beef, house made mortadella bites, moroccan beets with spiced pistachio crunch and yogurt and mint
Special Sides: TBD
Chef #2: Walter Manzke
Burger: Vietnamese Pork Burger — pickled radish, spicy sauce
Special Sides: Taleggio Cheese Beignets, honey aioli + Vegetable Crudites, anchovy and herb dip
Chef #3: Adam Horton
Burger: Korean BBQ Burger — flavors of galbi, kimchi aioli
Special Sides: Quinoa Croquettes, remoulade + Som Tam Slaw, kohlrabi, jicama and market vegetables
Chef #4: Ori Menashe
Burger: The Italian — aged beef, porcini mustard, parmesan aioli, wild arugula, crispy pancetta, oven dried tomato
Special Sides: Crispy Polenta Fries
Host + Chef #5: Christian Page
Burger: “Filet o’ Fish” — sand dab, tartar sauce, American cheese
Special Sides: LA Dog + Scotch Egg + Spuds “Poutine”
There’s one catch: Rumor has it official reservations are sold out, but Short Order is taking back-ups in case of cancellations. To get on the list, firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested reservation time, contact name, phone number and number in your party. Walk-ins are welcome, but you’re not guaranteed a table. No big deal, right? As long as you get a burger, who cares where you sit?
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