Chef Christopher Kearse of Forsythia is Creating a “French Yakitori” Menu for the Grilling With Friends Pop-Up!
Community, located at 2100 S. 21st and Federal Streets in Point Breeze, is hosting their second edition of their monthly guest chef grilling series entitled Grilling with Friends, which takes place on the second Wednesday of every month. This month Community’s Chef/Owner Michael Sultan is partnering with Chef Christopher Kearse, Forsythia, on a French Yakitori menu. Yakitori is a Japanese style of skewered, grilled meats. This meu will feature unique skewers with a combo of French technique & some Japanese flair. The chefs will be slinging skewers off of Sultan’s custom 5-foot charcoal grill located outside the restaurant on the corner of 21st and Federal Streets.
The menu includes dishes such as duck meatballs a l’orange, sous vide short rib with bone marrow unagi sauce, veal tongue with ramp gribiche and matcha and lemongrass pot de crème with white soy honeycomb. Skewers will be sold by the piece for $3 each and sides and dessert range from $7-$8. Front of House Manager, Angie Sultan has some fun French and Japanese inspired cocktail pairings as well including a Breene Side Car and a Sake Honey Martini.
The next few month’s Community’s Grilling with Friends will feature the likes of Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, et al), Townsend Wentz (Oloroso, A Mano, Townsend), and Yehuda Sichel (HUDA), among others, who will cook alongside Michael Sultan.Each event will feature different a-la-carte offerings determined by the guest chefs.
Chef David Ansill, formerly of Pif and Bar Ferdinand, served up a five star Jamaican menu last month. “Last month was a great success and I’m pumped for this month’s edition with Kearse. I’ve missed being able to cook with my friends and attend events the last year plus and even if it’s only once a month it gives us a chance to be creative and dish up some creative food” said Chef Sultan. Like Sultan and his wife/business partner, Angela Sultan, Kearse also lives in Point Breeze so once again Community is sticking to its namesake and keeping things local.