For those not familiar with the pop-up organization Wet Palette, it’s Philly’s new “pop up anti-supper club, supper club,” as they self describe. Wet Palette marries two creative mediums, food and visual art. Each dinner pairs a chef with an artist to produce an inspired curated menu. Their creative foodies conists sous chefs, dishwashers, small biz owners, bussers, and entry level and mid career cooks who are dedicated to their craft and are given a spotlight to play and experiment.
Wet Palette’s creator, Ana Thomas (also owner and creative director of GLDN Brain) has only one goal in mind, to be a creative matchmaker and make her crazy art ideas a reality. “For our debut event, we’re partnering with Martha Kensington to bring folks a special anti-Valentine’s day, Valentine’s Day dinner,” Ana states
Inspired by Artist Aubrie Costello, visiting chef Tevon Tyrell of Hummingbird Island and Martha’s own, Andrew Magee will create a menu inspired by Costello’s ongoing art collective, The Erotic Project and new book series, Soft.
The dinner which as stated will take place at Martha (2113 E. York St.) will take place February 14th from 6-9 pm with limited seating Tickets can be purchased here and are $130/person and include dinner, drinks and mocktails.
Sunflower bisque w/truffle
Sweet Potato Pate – pearl onion, cherry coke, frisée, sourdough
Beef Tartare – cured egg yolk, cucumber-mint purée, pineapple, plantains
Smoked Crab- seared rice cake, habanero, black lentil, cilantro butter
Halibut – coconut champagne veloute, caviar, breadfruit foam, baby carrot
2nd amuse bouche:
Dried strawberry grater cake
Ginger Tart – avocado mousse, chayote jelly, whipped spiced rum