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Goldfinch American Has New Chef, New Location

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The next Goldfinch American pop up is coming, and the controversial restaurant-to-be has made some changes, most notably they have a new chef and have moved away from the 11-course concept.

Chef Chris Skillingstad comes from the well-known kitchen of Travail in Minnesota, and his debut meal for Goldfinch will include five courses of what he calls "cutting edge" modern American cuisine. Think molecular gastronomy, with an emphasis on showcasing every part of the main ingredients in a dish. He notes that each plate will be "delicate" and he will build tableside amusements, like pouring soup and using liquid nitrogen, into the meal, to keep diners engaged in the process.

He's going to source as many products locally as possible, mostly from the chef's paradise that is Eastern Market. The dinner takes place on Wednesday, May 28th, and will hopefully be in the new Lagos/Goldfinch restaurant space in Southwest. For now, this is a pop up dinner, but Skillingstad is aiming to do four Goldfinch dinners per month, gradually working up to three per week.

Tickets are $78 per person, an optional cocktail pairing with the dinner brings the total cost 10 $108. Only 20 reservations are available, and for the dinner to take place there is a 16 person minimum. There is no vegetarian, but allergies can be accommodated with advance notice. See the Goldfinch website for more details.
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