Dinner at Temporis

Dinner at Temporis

at Temporis on 12 April 2018
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An impressive, 10-course dinner, run by two alums of one of Chicago's oldest-standing French restaurants, Les Nomades.

The tables are custom-built to house each dining party's own microgreen garden. The greens serve as palate cleansers in between courses and diners are guided as to which courses will be heightened by adding it to their plate.

While courses were creative and whimsical, there was a mature understanding of when a splatter should be a splatter and why. The adornment of flowers and herbs felt purposeful and the dishes were beautifully constructed, not overly-tweezed. 

I may have been sitting under a speaker because the music levels made it hard to hear, but it was the strong, classical cooking skills brought forward into their own modern style, that won me over. 

Chefs: Sam Plotnick and Don Young
Menu: $125
Pairings: $95
2019 Michelin ⭐️

BLOG: https://loustejskal.com/2018/04/12/temporis/

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Temporis table setting with microgreens in center of custom table

Escargot, Brioche, Kombu, Dill

Salmon, Uni, Cordyceps. Turnip

Salmon, Uni, Cordyceps. Turnip

Capellini, Mushrooms, Gooseberries

White Asparagus, Morels, Iberico, Sheep's Milk

White Asparagus, Morels, Iberico, Sheep's Milk

White Asparagus, Morels, Iberico, Sheep's Milk

Cauliflower, Rye, Sunchoke, Black Lime

Cauliflower, Rye, Sunchoke, Black Lime

Guinea Hen, Sage, Parsnip, Various Greens

Venison, Madeira, Kabocha, Apple

Venison, Madeira, Kabocha, Apple

Kombucha, Blood Orange, Tangerine Lace

Kombucha, Blood Orange, Tangerine Lace

Sofia, Strawberry, Beet, Balsamic

Sofia, Strawberry, Beet, Balsamic

Foie Gras, Kumquat, Black Sesame, Canelé

Foie Gras, Kumquat, Black Sesame, Canelé

Chocolate, Coconut, Passion Fruit, Lemon Basil

NV Champagne Thienot, Champange Brut, Reims, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

2015 Eladio Pinheiro, Envidiacochina Tete de Cuvee, Rias Baixas, Alvarino

2013 Les Vins de Vinne, St Joseph Lâarielle, Rhone, Syrah

2012 Vincent & Sophoe Morey, Santenay, Lex Hates, Burgundy, Pinot Noir

2011 Domaine des Baumard, Coteaux du Layon Clos de Sainte Catherine, Loire Chenin Blanc

Temporis menus

We couldn't believe there were only 4 people running the show that night!

Hydroponic garden

Don Young and Sam Plotnick

Don Young and Sam Plotnick

Don Young and Sam Plotnick

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