Sunday, March 3, 2013

Scott Joseph Pop-Up Dinner #2 at Quantum Leap Winery with East End Market

Saturday March 2nd, 2013, I attended the Scott Joseph Pop-Up Dinner #2 at Quantum Leap Winery with East End Market. "East End Market is a new up & coming public market opening in spring 2013 in the Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando. The market will showcase some of Central Florida’s top food entrepreneurs, tradespeople, artists, and chefs." Since East End Market isn't open yet they teamed up with Food Writer Scott Joseph and had a pop-up dinner at Quantum Leap Winery to showcase some of the chefs that will be serving food at the Market.

The featured chefs were Rhys & Alexia Gawlak of Cuts & Craft(appetizer & main course), Henry Salgado of Txokos Basque Kitchen and Spanish River Grill(Main Course),  Elisa Scarpa of Fatto in Casa(Dessert) & Jamie McFadden of Cuisiners Catering(appetizers)

Learn More about the market Merchants:

I didn't get any photos of the appetizers but they were all really great, my favorite was the Smoked Duck "Ham Salad Sandwich" with roasted beet horseradish cream, Canadian bacon dust & house made pickles on a rye crostini. Another interesting appetizer was served in a tuna can.


The Winery was a great space to have the event in, the aroma of the wooden wine barrels was noticeable from the dinner tables.


It was a bit dark

First course from . Duck & carrots. Ham Scrapple, sabayon, carrot confit

Florida snowy grouper, smoked sausage, braised escarole, gigante beans, pancetta broth, tomato jam

Wood-grilled Wagyu ribeye, porcini mushrooms, Cabrales, porcini-salted frites

Fourth Course by Elisa Scarpa of Fatto in Casa
Flourless Chocolate Torte - Hazelnuts, chocolate ganache, raspberry coulis.

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