610 Magnolia is showcasing two tasting menus from Chicago's Bryce Caron—one of Food and Wine Magazine's best new pastry chefs of 2012 and Time Out Chicago's break-out chefs of the year—this week. Saturday's collaboration with 610 Magnolia chef de cuisine Nick Sullivan, a 10-course southern degustation (a big word for tasting), is sold out. But seats are still available for
Wednesday's Thursday's dinner ($65, with wine parings for an extra $60). Billed as a palindrome degustation, "the six-course tasting menu will mirror itself in the course of the meal: key ingredients in the first three savory courses will be reflected in three dessert courses."
No surprise, 610 Magnolia's chef/owner Edward Lee has nice things to say about Caron:
610 Magnolia is proud to welcome one of the brightest young chefs working in America today. I first met Bryce Caron in Richmond, Virginia and was instantly impressed by his talent, his wild creativity and his vision for where American cuisine is heading. Very rarely, does one come across a pastry chef that blurs the line between savory and sweet the way Bryce adeptly translates ingredients. Chef Caron, along with 610 Magnolia Chef de Cuisine, Nick Sullivan - who was recently named by Gayot as one of the top 5 rising star chefs - will offer two very distinct and innovative versions of the traditional degustation or tasting menu.·Chef Edward Lee Is Writing a Cookbook, Smoke & Pickles [Eater National]
·Bryce Caron Blogs About Leaving Graham Elliot, Future [Eater Chicago]
[Photo: Courtesy 610 Magnolia]