Travel Forks - First International Guest Chef Dinner [Saturday]

Travel Forks - First International Guest Chef Dinner [Saturday]


El Pretexto is pleased to join with Chef's Dinner Series  to present the first edition of TRAVEL FORKS!
Our visiting chef is from Portland, Oregon. Chef Carl Krause, is a CIA graduate who apprenticed under James Beard Award winner Barbara Lynch and went on to make his mark at major restaurants in Portland. He is currently Executive Chef at the exclusive Minam River Lodge where celebrities hide away in a deluxe mountain lodge and dine on world-class meals prepared by Chef Carl. Lots of coincidences, right? He will join in this unforgettable dinner, our main collaborator Chef, Natalia Vallejo. A true Culinary Artist with a world-traveling background that has taken her to the far corners of the Earth; from “Puerta Cerrada” dinners in Argentina and Chile to the grand kitchens of Spain. Always conscious of her Puerto Rican roots, she also studied under the Grandmaster of refined Puerto Rican cuisine, the legendary Alfredo Ayala. Most recently, she cooked at the James Beard House last November and is about to open her own restaurant: cocina al fondo, inside of the cultural space named :Pública. They have designed a menu with the freshest local products in mind.

The menu

Hors d'oeuvres
Ají pepper stuffed with goat cheese and longaniza 
Guinea chicken salad on taro chip
Crab stuffed pumpkin and corn lollipops

First course
Lobster and coconut Chawanmushi

Second Course
Sweet potato and morcilla gratin with lobster and spicy tomato

Third Course
Oven baked cabbage stuffed with rabbit mofongo

Main Course
Wood-fired roasted lamb
Sauces: Papaya Relish, Spicy Herb Sauce, Citrus Herb Sauce  
Sides: Charred radishes and lemon, Chayote salad, Mixed greens and Grilled eggplant

Smoked pumpkin with local cheese cream and spiced pineapple chutney

The price is per person and includes wine pairing designed by Sommelier Giacomo Galati.

El Pretexto is an adult-only and smoking-free venue. Thanks for your consideration!

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To ensure the quality of service, chefs won't be able to accept major menu changes.

Price is per person and includes all dishes tasting, wine pairing, service and house water.
El Pretexto is an adult only venue, bringing kids under 18 to this event is not allowed.

Our cancellation policy:

  • Purchase reimbursement will only occur if cancelled 48 hours before the event. Why? By this time the chef has already done the purchase of all food for the reserved spaces, El Pretexto has done the drinks purchase and we are counting with your presence. If something unexpected happened, we invite you to let us know, check if a family or friend can purchase your spaces as we will do our best to find someone to buy them to you but we cannot guarantee it.