Kernel Olunloyo

Yesterday, the enigmatic Shola Olunloyo leaked on his Twitter feed details for the Sweet Corn Modernista dinner he’s doing September 4th and 5th. Modernista, according to the Nigeria-born and London-raised chef’s blog Studiokitchen, refers to the Spanish aesthetic in art, architecture and literature popular from late nineteenth century through WWII. How does that zeitgeist translate to the $150 per person 10-course menu? If it means scrambled corn with Santa Barbara sea urchin; lemongrass-scented chilled corn soup; and corn pound cake perdu with frozen chocolate, then viva la Modernista! Hunter’s Farm in Riverton, NJ is lending the ears for the dinner, a true celebration of the season. Stay on the Studiokitchen blog; there’ll be a reservation link tomorrow. Proposed menu below:

Lemongrass Scented Chilled Corn Soup . Pink Grapefruit . Hamachi . Combava Lime Gelee
Silver Queen Ice Cream . Lime Struesel . Blis Smoked Steelhead Roe
Scrambled Corn . Santa Barbara Sea Urchin . Iceplant . Lemon
Corn Juice and Ginger Polenta . Summer Truffle . Castelmagno Cheese
Dayboat Scallop . Crushed Marcona Almond . Sweet Corn-Miso Broth
Chitarra Pasta . Sweet Corn "Carbonara" . Meadow Run Egg . Grated Benton's Ham
Slow cooked Pacific king Salmon . Peanut-Corn"somme" . Chanterelle Mushroom
Australian Grass fed Lamb . Corn-Shisito Relish . Yellow Watermelon . Spicy Yuzu
Neal's Yard Dairy "Duckett's Caerphilly" . Edamame-Piquillo "Succotash"
Corn Poundcake "Perdu" . Chocolate Frozen Cold Cool

Photo: Studiokitchen

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