Fork is Going to be Serving a 7-Course Chocolate Dinner!
On Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m., Old City’s landmark Fork restaurant and Executive Chef John Patterson will welcome long-time friend and acclaimed chocolatier Chris Curtin of Éclat for a collaboration dinner. For this special meal, Chef Patterson will work closely with Curtin to take diners through the stages of the cacao plant, from leaf to pod to harvest – and of course, to a decadent chocolate dessert. The seven-course meal is $85 per person, with an optional wine pairing also available, and is expected to sell out quickly. Reservations are required.
The meal will include seven courses, each devoted to a moment in the life of the cacao plant:
- “Harvest,” a smoky ceviche with fermented cocoa pulp and grilled corn husk
- “Pod,” a Penang curry beef dish
- “Leaf,” dry-aged duck breast with Mexican spices, served atop cocoa leaf
- An assortment of Curtin’s revered specialty chocolates for dessert
“As a chocolate lover myself, I’m excited to work with Chris to prepare and serve this unusual and delicious meal, bringing both savory and sweet flavors to the table,” says Chef Patterson, whom Imbibe & Inspire named one of the nation’s top up-and-coming chefs. “Cacao plants are understandably best known for their contributions to the dessert course, so we look forward to showcasing their lesser-known qualities in every course of this fun dinner.”