Kitchensurfing: No it’s not the X Games of the culinary world and it is not a hot new food show on Cooking Channel, Esquire or The Food Network. Kitchensurfing is a website that connects you to chefs, menus, parties of all sorts and allows you to bring them to your home or event from dinner for four to huge parties. You can browse by chef, or you can submit a request and several chefs will submit proposals. For my first, Kitchensurfing event, I was lucky enough to go to ReThinksgiving where several chefs and the folks from Drizly (a drink delivery service) created a twist on Thanksgiving for attendees. For this second, event, I wanted to have another couple join us in our home for a dinner.
Chef Mark O’Leary came, he cooked, and he conquered the kitchen. I can’t wait to plan another Kitchensurfing party. Here is a look at our menu. It was incredibly delicious, and we have some wonderful leftover in the fridge. I think the scallion ginger sauce and miso dressing will be perfect to toss some chicken wings in for the game tonight.
Offered Menu: Winter Menu
Tom Ka Gai Soup
Mussels, Thai Basil, Mint
Squid Ink Bao
Steamed bun, fried oyster, yuzu kosho aioli
Asian Greens, soy, shallot
Roast Pork, scallion ginger sauce, kimchi
Warm Mazeman Noodle Salad
Yakitori, Nori, scallion
Coconut Creme Cake
Yuzu curd, sesame chocolate ganache
It was an incredible meal. It was great to be able to tweak the menu beforehand to make adjustments based on food allergies and preferences. It was also nice to be able to have the chef there to explain the dishes, serve dinner, and leave the kitchen spotless. I think this Kitchensurfing stuff could become addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.