June 3rd, 2012

Location: The Culinary Loft at Aphrodite Cooks

Chef Aaron Foster, Executive Chef LA’s Italian + Bar takes us on a trip through California`s wine country.

Existential angst seen through rosé coloured lens.
Inspired by the market fresh, terroir-based, Cal-Ital food enjoyed in Sideways, Reel Eats offered diners a four-course tasting menu by award-winning chef, Aaron Foster.

A graduate of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, he trained under head chefs Chris Zielinski, Massimo Capra, and Michael Wilson. In ‘08, he moved to Thailand to open RedSky, for Centara Hotels. The following year, he rocketed to national fame with the honour of “Best New Chef in Bangkok”. Aaron currently helms LA’s Italian+Bar where he creates Italian with a fresh twist, using “quality products, cooked properly, with bold flavour,” and as much local, seasonal product as possible. 

With storytellers Ann Shin, Patricia O`Callaghan and Daniel Speck

The Menu

Miles’ Green With Envy green and white asparagus, smoked burrata, tomato jam, green sauce

Joker Jack’s Laughing Bird shrimp cavatelli, fava beans, mint pesto, pecorino

Stick Your Neck Out roast pork neck, house-made sausage, brown butter, fork-crushed fingerlings, walnuts, Bourbon-apple reduction

Life’s Agri-Dolce Strawberry shortcake with 12 year-old balsamic, black pepper, crème frâiche

If you missed this event, you also missed Patricia O’Callaghan’s amazing singing.  Listen here

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