Nellie James Launches Pop-Up Dining in Hamilton

Lauren’s blog from the kitchen at the Pop-Up Dining Hamilton launch.

Food Under Control

Pop Up Dining HamiltonThe Mission: Create a pop-up restaurant in an evening, for the evening.
The Setting: A warehouse at the waterfront in Hamilton.

RoomOperation: Fill room with wonderful guests. Complete.

Best View in HamiltonThe View from the Dining Room: Steel City. “The best view in Hamilton.”

Paid to Have FunWhat Goes on Behind the Scenes
Artur and Ken Artur and Ken and our high-tech lighting set-up in the mock kitchen.

WarehouseOnce dinner is served, infiltrate the facilities.

BluesThe Dining Room from Across the Warehouse

ArturWinding Down the Night

Bottles and OddsDark Chocolate Pink Peppercorn TartFinish the Dinner with dark chocolate pink peppercorn tart with star anise and pomegranate syrup.

Mission Pop-Up Dining Hamilton Launch: Complete.
Starring: A wonderful cast of dinner guests, Artur, Laura, Chef Ken, Palatine Hills Estate Winery, Dave Hanley of Dishcrawl, and myself.

Menu: Koike Farm Roasted Japanese Eggplant Purée with Mild Japanese Chili Foam and Truffle Toast
ManoRun Organic Greens with Local Pears, Walnuts, Blue Benedictine Cheese and Warm Cider Vinaigrette
Dark Ale…

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