As if Ludivine, 805 N Walker Ave.,didn’t have enough to do with sourcing local ingredients for it rotating, seasonal menu AND getting ready for next month’s Outstanding in the Field event in Hinton, chef/owners Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson will host a two-seating, special dinner with chef Josh Valentine next Monday, Sept. 30.
As if all that isn’t enough, Stranger just became a new father this summer.
Valentine, who finished one step from the finale on the most recently completed season of “Top Chef” has spent his time awaiting for the rebirth of the space atop Founders Tower by doing special dinners, traveling to Hawaii and California while developing the menu for owner Kevin George. Valentine will take his skills to the farm-to-fork kitchen at Ludivine for a special six-course dinner divided into two-seatings, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 8.
Dinner begins with a course of Pacific Oysters in Vadouvan Consomme, including sunflower, turmeric, and prickly pear. Next up is Chicken Livers with yellow corn noodles, wild herbs and brown butter. The third course is Berbere Fried Oklahoma Catfish with tomato and okra stew, pecans, and espellete peppers. Fourth is Quail & Morcilla Sausage with foraged mushrooms and beauregard sweet potato. Fifth course is Roasted Walnut Creek Lamb Saddle with crispy lamb rillettes, cornbread strata, and black truffle sauce. The dinner, which costs $60, also includes dessert. Recommended beverage pairings will be available for an added charge. Make reservations for this special event by calling 778-6800.
See you there!