Right now, hot new FiDi lounge Demi Monde is serving bar bites from Vandaag vet Phillip Kirschen-Clark. But in a few weeks, the chef will introduce an ambitious $130 nine-course tasting menu served at a chef's table in a separate part of the space. Eater recently chatted with Kirschen-Clark about what to expect from the menu — it's very different from what he was serving at the recently shuttered Dutch/Danish restaurant where he first garnered critical acclaim.
The chef says that the food will be influenced by French and Japanese cuisine, and that it might be somewhat similar to the fare served at wd~50 and Corton. The 12-seat table will not be arranged around an open kitchen, but Kirschen-Clark will personally deliver every course. And, in an interesting twist, the dinners will not feature traditional wine pairings, but guests will be able to choose from soda pairings (both non-alcoholic or with booze), cocktails pairings, or sparkling wines. The idea here is that the beverage program will focus on "effervescence."
Reservations will be available online, and Demi Monde will accommodate any allergy or dietary requests with seven days notice. The chef's table should launch in about two weeks.
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