Back in November, we helped to break the news here in Fairfield County about a new pop up eating experience called [oink]. The focus of their pop up at that time was putting out a killer brunch at Caseus of New Haven. Before that, Chefs Craig Hutchinson and Alex Lischynsky had put together meals at Black Hog Brewing and other spots throughout the state. Well, now they are adding a new location to that list: The Whelk in Westport.
The focus of this dining series is “Il Arbitrario,” meaning The Arbitrary in Italian which just so happens to be the focus of the meal. Italian . . . at Westport’s quintessential seafood and New American spot? You betcha! Chefs Hutchinson and Lischynsky will be carefully sourcing ingredients from all around CT that include real, pure, and sustainable food that is put together into 7 awesome courses.
Tickets for the 1/31 dinner are $85 and that also includes three wine pairings.There are limited tickets, but there are 5 seatings: 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30. Make sure to snag your tix here, but don’t wait too long.
Here’s the menu for ya:
[lardo], anchovy, meyer lemon
[lobster crudo], buttermilk, keffir lime, herbe salate, raw shallot
[mozzarella], bagna cauda, smoked polenta bread
dirty [cacio e pepe], farfalle, chicken & duck liver, pecorino romano
[acorn], pork loin, polenta, pickles
[affogato], biscotti ice cream, espresso, amaro montenegro
[olive oil fig cake], parmigiano reggiano zabaione, fennel pollen