James Beard Great Performances pop-up
There are plenty of seats. Something different every day.
I was with Liz Neumark of Great Performances so I got a little taste of everything. The vegetables were a morel, sweet pea and asparagus ragout. Perfect for spring. Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with pickled watermelon rind and feta cheese. French beans sliced with slivered almonds, celery, parmesan and a little lemon truffle vinaigrette. Fingerling potato salad with roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. Yellow lentil salad with tomato concasses and mint. Last but certainly not least was a three bean salad with baby farm greens and a ginger vinaigrette.
This plate was the meats and a spoon bread. I really loved the tomato spoon bread with fresh herbs and local goat cheese. The meat consists of a Hudson Valley duck confit with a blackberry garnish, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola Miss Mamie's Fried Chicken. Wow. Olive oil poached salmon with a sauce verte and sliced beef tenderloin with a forrest mushroom cream.
All of this with a strawberry orange iced tea made my lunch. You can buy combinations so two vegetables and one meat etc. I like that. Gives you a chance to try a few things.
I love what they did with the space that used to be a restaurant/store. Hope to see more pop-ups coming to Chelsea Market.