We present for the month of April: Cuisine of the Samurai Assassins. During 15th and 16th century Japan, many warlords would hire ninjas for their unconventional acts of warfare including, infiltration, sabotage and assassination. The main focus on the diet of the ninja was to keep in good health and to allow stealth movement at any moment. At times, their missions would leave them trekking up mountains and other remote area of Japan awaiting to make a strike on their target. This incredibly multi-faceted lifestyle led to a varied diet, from pre-made food rations for long trips to more hearty meals for brief times of peace. We are excited to revive these ancient recipes for you!
Food is integral to community. Eating around a table with others is an innately human form of communication, sharing, celebration, and connection. We at Edible Alchemy wholeheartedly believe this, and have thus begun facilitating dinners to encourage connection through food. Our guests are connected to their food through stories, local farms, and the artists who prepare it. The food is sourced seasonally from local Chicago-area farms (within 200 miles, most within 50 miles) as much as possible, and anything else is certified organic. These immersive vegetarian dinner experiences focus on using local vegetables in traditional recipes to create a hyper-modern and truly delicious twist.
Support local. Connect through food. Come join us at our table, bring your friends & meet some new ones.
Menu Consultation by Danger James
1st Course – Appetizers / ??
Hyorogan and Starter Sushi
2nd Course – Soup / ???:
3rd Course – Main / ??????:
“A Moment of Peace” Black Rice with Stir Fry – Tofu / Cucumbers / Green Onions / Red Peppers / Lotus Root in Shojin Ryori, Soya, Sesame Oil, and Camellia.
4th Course – Dessert / ????:
Mitarashi Kushi Dango and Green Tea Ice Cream
Mixology by Michael Egon Schiele
1st Pairing -
Organic Brown Rice Sake
2nd Pairing -
Green Breeze – Mint Liqueur, Soda Water, Whiskey, Mint Leaves – To symbolize the coming of summer.
3rd Pairing -
Sencha Green Tea, Lemon Vinegar and Whiskey -
4th Pairing -
Blossoming Flower Tea
Friday, April 18th, 2014 7:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
@ Eco Collective: 2042 W 21st Street (Not place!)
dinner at 7:30pm
$50 for 5-course dinner with drink pairings
$35 only the 5-course dinner
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1baLoGw
Edible Alchemy is a locally focused foods co-operative located in an artist’s loft space in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.