Fork, Knife, Mic: October 3, 2016

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***new date: October 3, 2016***

Jon, Jason & the Clarity team are collaborating with singer/songwriter Matt Duke to tell a unique 6-course story through food, drink and live music.

He plays, we cook, you eat (and drink!)  6 Courses with wine/beer pairings & Live music………….Join Us

Course 1

Song: Rabbit
Inspiration:  Home safe, maybe comfort food-ish—could be slightly boring…
Dish:   “Spaghetti & Meatballs” | hand rolled ricotta-cavatelli | tomato confit | veal sausage
Pairing:   CLETO CHIARLI LAMBRUSCO SECCO DEL FONDATORE, NV

Course 2

Song: Needle & Thread
Inspiration:  Fun, loud, exciting, new things, not looking back
Dish:   Braised Spanish Octopus | compressed melon | ghost pepper jam | tamarind | pork rinds
Pairing:    DOMAINE VACHERON SANCERRE, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE 2015

Course 3

Song: <Improv>
Inspiration:  Trippy, lots of colors, some kind of illusion
Dish:   Olive oil poached & citrus cured Arctic Char | fall vegetable succotash | leek top vinaigrette | chili oil | beet chips
Pairing:   BODEGA CHACRA BARDA PINOT NOIR, PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA 2014

Course 4

Song: Atrophy on the Brain
Inspiration:   The memory of comfort food, re-realized
Dish:   Smoked Pork Shoulder Roulade | Ham hock collard greens | crispy packet of mac & cheese| Carolina bbq sauce
Pairing:  NEW BELGIUM “TART LYCHEE” SOUR ALE, FORT COLLINS, CO

Course 5

Song: Lay
Inspiration:  Decadence, luscious, excitement, realization
Dish:   Painted Hills Beef Short Rib | foie gras | wild mushroom | truffled potato puree | red wine reduction
Pairing:   ELIZABETH SPENCER CABERNET, NAPA VALLEY, CA 2012

Course 6

Song: Everything Pales
Inspiration:  Chocolate, strawberries, champagne, screw-it attitude, mud, dirt, cake
Dish:   Chocolate Devils Food Cake | chocolate ganache | strawberries | cocoa-pretzel crumble | pudding skin
Pairing:  LUIGI EINAUDI “DOLCETTO DI DOGLIANI,” CAMPANIA, ITALY 2013

 

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As heard on XM Satellite Radio’s “The Loft” and “Coffeehouse”, Matt Duke is an American singer-songwriter born in Reston, Virginia  but raised in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey. He released his first independent album, Winter Child in 2003 co-produced by Stewart Lerman (Loudon Wainwright, Dar Williams) and Steuart Smith (The Eagles, Shawn Colvin) at The Shinebox Studios in New York City. Later he signed to a major label and has since released multiple albums: Kingdom Underground and One Day Die, plus two more EPs

 

Duke began playing piano at the age of seven, and by ten he developed a deep love for the arts. Inspired by artists such as Van Morrison, The Band, and Pearl Jam, he taught himself how to play his mother’s vintage guitar. Duke spent his high school years at Philadelphia’s St. Joseph’s Prep, where he was exposed to Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Tool, and Damien Rice. Impressed by their poignant lyrics and musical ambition, Duke started writing and performing at coffee houses in Philadelphia area. He tours primarily as a solo act, with just an acoustic guitar but is also a member of the acoustic guitar trio T.F.D.I. with Jay Nash and Tony Lucca.