James Beard Award-winning chef and Kendall College alum Shawn McClain will launch the culinary school’s series of fund-raising dinners. Called the Blank Canvas series by the Kendall College Trust, at each dinner a prominent chef and alum of Kendall will headline the meal and create the menu. Each dinner is limited to 75 guests.
McClain is the chef/owner of the much-acclaimed Green Zebra. His meal will be held March 10 and the menu will include:
First Course:Absinthe Cured Ora King Salmonsmoked spring apples, licorice panna cotta, apple cider pearls
Second Course:Grilled Spanish Octopuscauliflower, charred shishito peppers, pumpkin seed-brown butter vinaigrette
Third Course:Handmade Cavatelli sheep’s milk ricotta, pistachio, black truffle
Fourth Course:Slow-Cooked Duck Breast creamy polenta, black garlic, wild rice, foraged mushroom, foie gras
Fifth Course:Dark Rum Gateaux walnut croquant, roasted pineapple ice cream, warm-spiced caramel
The cost is $150. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at theKendall College Dining Room
900 N. North Branch. (Free parking lot across the street!) Other chefs participating are Dan Fox, chef/owner of Heritage Tavern in Madison, Wis., on May 5, and Darien Nesbit, executive chef of Bourbon House in New Orleans is up on Aug. 4.
All proceeds will go toward scholarships for Kendall students. For reservations, go here.