He’s Got Game.

Many thanks to all who came out to Whist Restaurant for Chef De Cuisine Chris Crary‘s special “Wild Game” dinner last week. It was a super fun gathering of carnivore loving pals (sorry vegans!), local chefs (who came to support) and of course Top Chef fans!

Each of his dishes were beautiful, delicious works of art, and I had a hard time deciding on my favorite game meat of the night. Congrats to Chris and his team, for executing the awesome menu.

Amuse: Octopus with Potato Gratin

Roasted Rabbit by Chris Crary
First Course: Roasted Rabbit, Carrot Panna Cotta, Thai Spices, Peanut Lime

Roasted Rabbit by Chris Crary
Tiny, Frenched Rabbit Lollipop

Venison Neck Loin
Second Course: Venison Neck & Loin, Coffee, Huckleberry Mustard, Crispy Shallot, Forest Herbs

Boar Belly
Third Course: Boar Belly, Root Vegetable Cassoulet, Truffle, Apple Ephemere (officially my favorite!)

Antelope Osso Buco
Fourth Course: Antelope Osso Buco, Pearled Barley, Acacia Honey, Gremolata, Goji Berry

Duck Egg Flan
Fifth Course: Duck Egg Flan, Wild Turkey, Cardamom Crumble, Cajeta Ice Cream

Chris Crary's Wild Game Menu
The Menu (click for larger)

Wonderful evening at Whist!
Such a fun dinner! Looking forward to MORE SOON!

Location: Whist Restaurant
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Reservations> (310) 260-7511

Price was $60 per person

Event Date: January 5th

All photos from the Wild Game Dinner on Flickr

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Check out photos from the evening: By Joann & Grace Park    By Nicole

Many thanks for the press!>> L.A. Times  |  KCET  |  GrubStreet  | Eater


Filed under Eating Out, Food Events (festivals, classes, etc.), Hot Chefs

5 responses to “He’s Got Game.

  1. He does indeed have game! What an amazing display of culinary prowess. It really does go to show just how simply being elected to appear on Top Chef validates your talents in the kitchen.

    Loved the pictures of Chris’ food. I can almost taste it. In fact, I wish I had.

    Thanks for sharing, Jo. And congratulations on a successful event. So very very proud of you.

  2. Fantastic!! Boar belly for sure, and I love rabbit. Wish I could have been there! 🙂

  3. Oh, I’m still dreaming about that boar belly!

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