So far Spinal Tapas
McMasterminds Tim McGinnis
and Brian McManus
have tackled Philly Weekly's 50 Must-Eats
cover story, the legendary barbecue of Texas
and flavors emerging from Peru's culinary capital of Lima in three dinners created and served at Philly Kitchen Share
(1514 South St.).
Now the writing-cheffing duo has teamed up with fellow food scribe Adam Erace
, who owns Passyunk Ave. food boutique Green Aisle Grocery
(1618 E. Passyunk Ave.) with brother Andrew
. On Fri., May 14, Erace will man the burners alongside McManus and McGinnis to turn out a multi-course feast featuring some of his favorite local products from Green Aisle.
"Tim and Brian are incredibly talented chefs, and after eating at two of their Spinal Tapas events, teaming up with them for a Green Aisle dinner was a no-brainer," said Erace. "They cook with respect for ingredients and let real flavors do their thing."
hummus croquettes with cucumber and chive salad, beef carpaccio dressed with Green Meadows
greens and CafÃ© Estelle
lardons, corsia verde, Erace's signature garlic scape pesto over Severino
gemelli and Anson Mills
cornmeal-dusted Pennsylvania brook trout with mushrooms and fiddlehead ferns. A grown-up "Chipwich" of Capogiro
gelato, local mint and Baker E's
cookies all rolled in fair-trade cocoa nibs finishes you off.
The $65 ticket includes food, wine and Erace's Tasker Collins
cocktail, a refreshing mixture of gin, cardamom leaves and kaffir lime. There is only one 16-person seating, so if all this piques your interest, score your ticket now-ish at phillykitchenshare.com