The Modern American Chicken | fall 2013
An exploration of our noble feathered companion,
from grass to egg... to murder most fowl
“Modern American Chicken’ is an example of the special magic that can happen when [food and dramatics] are inseparable.”
-The Seattle Times
Café Nordo reintroduces Seattleites to the original pop-up restaurant: a five course prix-fixe dinner blending interactive theatrics and fine dining. Nordo’s team creates an intimate temporary restaurant in Seattle’s historic Washington Hall, where for twenty-four evanescent evenings diners will experience Nordo's original culinary rebellion.
The menu struts through the life of a chicken from a poached country egg in a nest of parmesan to a roasted chicken stuffed with handmade chicken sausage and habañero cherries. Nordo's food is always local, elegant and delicious, and his story is this food. The Modern American Chicken tells the tale of Henrietta the Chicken's glorious journey from egg to platter.
Guests will be guided through the evening by Nordo’s devoted (some might say fanatical) staff, featuring Carter Rodriguez, Opal Peachey, Maximillian Davis, Kate Kraay, Devin Bannon, Becky Poole, and Evan Mosher. And, of course, no evening at Café Nordo would be complete without the beautiful original music of Annastasia Workman. This is not an evening to be watched through a cell phone, and the only tweets will be those of baby Henrietta. A real meal to be experienced in real time, Cafe Nordo insists diners enjoy the singularly ephemeral experience of coming to table.
Blanquet de Limoux
Chilled Parsley Shot, Savory Lemon Curd, Crème Fraîche
Spinach Salad with Poached Egg, Shredded Parmesan & Phyllo Nest, Goat Cheese Bechamel, Wysling Winery’s 2012 Band of Two Sisters
Roasted Chicken Soup, Chopped Liver Dumpling, Wild Seasonal Mushrooms, (or, for the vegetable lovers: Vegetable Soup with Wild Seasonal Mushrooms), King Estate Acrobat Rose of Pinot Noir 2011
Roasted Chicken, Housemade Sumac Chicken Sausage, Habanero Cherries, (or, for our vegetarian companions: Garbanzo and Pomegranate Drumstick with Habanero Cherries), Very special wine selection to be announced imminently as we continue to explore the region for the Northwest’s best wines.
Theo Chocolate Panna Cotta, Marionberry Coulis