Break some rules (and maybe write a few new ones) with this gender/genre-fluid Valentine’s Day dinner and cabaret with the fabulous Mikiki. An eclectic tasting menu of creative/high-concept fusion dishes + a an intimate performance; Mikiki will be hosting the evening in full drag. An unforgettable dining experience for adventurous lovers, fb’s, friends or fools at heart.
89 years ago in Chicago, seven men were gunned down in a warehouse in Lincoln Park on Chicago’s North Side. We gather on this date to eat an exotic meal themed around initiation, sacrifice, and ritual. Not quite in honour of their loss of life but to think more of our own fragility and vulnerability and the necessity of human connection and physical touch. These are dishes that make me happy and excited to eat, and even more so to share with you.
Gusenberg – the Love that dare not speak its name.
Braised tongue Shiso leaf wrap
Gusenberg II – Czarnina
A Polish sweet and sour soup made with duck meat and blood.
Kachellek – The Freudian Massokra
A fiery charred okra salad with cracked nuts.
Heyer – Black Mirror to my Pudding
A traditional blood sausage from the British Isles that I grew up gorging on in Newfoundland as a child; with sake sauerkraut and a multi-floral gelée.
Schwimmer – Lamb dressed as Mutton dressed as Lamb.
Harissa oil poached aged-lamb with olives, peas and a dark secret; served with pearl couscous.
Weinshank – Blood Sacrifice on a Plane.
Paper Plane cocktail with a twist! Whiskey, aperol & amaro — not for the faint-hearted. Prove your love, or opt out and drink while you watch fools fall in love.
May – Lovers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakup.
A remix of the famous knock-out gazpacho scene from Almodóvar’s classic film. Featuring the flavours of Michoacan gazpacho (jicama, mango, pineapple, chili and queso fresco), with a spicy chocolate ganache.
Mikiki has been feeding friends and lovers in many kitchens across the country and now would love to feed you. They have worked with food as an artist and catered many gallery openings along with their day jobs in the social service sector talking about sex and drugs (and occasionally rock and roll). They like bold flavours and hope you do too. Mikiki will be preparing and serving this meal in full regalia.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.