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Chef Creates Radiohead-based Dining Experience

Michigan chef Kyle Hanley is about to elevate fine dining to a rare art form. Surpassing the usual food and wine pairing menus served at most restaurants, his new project is a one night-only, exclusive pop-up restaurant featuring a ten-course tasting menu complete with matching drinks… and matching Radiohead songs. Hanley’s meal has been coordinated to pair nicely with Radiohead’s 2000 album, Kid A.

Take a look at the gourmet menu:

Everything in Its Right Place: Pan-seared diver scallop, yuzu fluid gel, fried cellophane noodle, lemongrass ponzu, chili oil. With Pfalz Riesling.

Kid A: Black caprese. With Alto Adige Kerner.

The National Anthem: Pan-seared lamb chops, crispy pig ear (‘the crackle of pig skin!’- ed.) , blood orange reduction. With 100 percent Mourvedre.

How to Disappear Completely: Oil-poached monkfish, white asparagus, white balsamic vinaigrette, daikon sprouts. With Leelanau Good Harbour Golden Ale.

Treefingers: Tomato granita. With cilantro-infused gin, jalapeño syrup, fresh lime, sea salt, chili oil.

Optimistic: Maple sugar-seared duck breast, pink peppercorn gastrique, orange juniper pearls, shredded confit. With Anderson Valley Knez Pinot Noir.

In Limbo: Shades of Bouillabaisse. With Cava VallDolina.

Idioteque: Arugula salad, sous-vide egg, lardo croutons, manchego crisps, crispy pancetta, smoked sherry vinaigrette, meyer lemon foam, caper dust. With Mezcal Chartruese sour, dash of Ango.

Morning Bell: Meyer lemon sorbet. With gin and tonic.

Motion Picture Soundtrack: Mousse dou with blackberry pâte de fruit Niepoort LBV port.

Hopefully, all the epicures partaking in this feast on Wednesday will be able to make it all disappear completely!

If you love Kid A enough to eat it, head to the Elizabeth Theater in Detroit, Michigan this Wednesday and dress warm! Hanley’s ‘A Night With Kid A‘ is quite an exclusive affair. There are only three seatings of twelve guests at a time. Tickets cost $125 (all inclusive).

No word on whether this ‘Kid A‘ meal comes with a toy. Might I recommend a bobblehead Thom Yorke? Future Radiohead-inspired meals could include ‘crackled pig skin with a Pablo Honey glaze’ accompanied by Molasses Brown Ale. Doesn’t it make you wonder what menus would accompany Pulp (coffee whitener and frankfurters) or Oasis (cigarettes and alcohol)?


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