Guest Chef Night at FareStart with Manolin’s chef

We went back to Guest Chef Night at FareStart!

FareStart, a job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals, is a prominent organization in the city and Guest Chef Night at FareStart is a great experience. Every Thursday chef comes and prepares a 3 course-meal with the help of the FareStart students.  It is served in a very nice atmosphere and it is only $30 per person. During the evening, students graduating that week are introduced and are given an ovation.

That Thursday the guest chef was Alex Barkley from Manolin, a restaurant we love.

Because I like the mission and values that FareStart advocates I decided to bring along my teenage daughter there and my friends did the same with theirs.

I am not a vegetarian but that time I opted for the vegetarian option (there is always one and you can look at the menu online before you make a reservation). I chose it because I am not a big fan of the Beef Tartare (raw ground beef) and the Pork Belly that were offered on the regular menu. But the others really liked both dishes even the two teenage girls.

First Course:
Steak tartare, tomato, szechuan peppercorn, sourdough cracker
Veg. Sliced tomato, Szechuan peppercorn, red butter lettuce, sourdough cracker

Pork Belly, smoked watermelon, Fugawa onion, kohlrabi,
Veg. Summer zuchini, hazelnuts, basil, pecorino

Roasted nectarine with mascarpone and sweet potato

It was flavorful!


Check out the next chefs and make a reservation: Guest chef night at FareStart