Lost Kitchen Spotlight Dinner: Chef Norman Van Aken
Saturday, August 24
6:00pm “Meet and Greet” Reception
Lost Kitchen Supper Club is proud to present an evening with Chef Norman Van Aken, a James Beard Award semifinalist for the “Best Chef in America.” His namesake restaurant NORMAN’S, was nominated as a finalist for “Best Restaurant in America”, the only to yet reach that level in the history of Florida. He’s the author of five cookbooks which have been hailed by many including the late Anthony Bourdain and Charlie Trotter as well as Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. He credits his early days living and many years cooking in Key West for the inspiration behind his celebrated and highly acclaimed, “New World Cuisine”. He will be signing copies of his cookbook, “My Key West Kitchen”, co-authored with his son Justin at the dinner.
Passed Snacks include:Queso Blanco, Crushed Potato & Florida Avocado Mini Tostadas with Salsa Verde, Crispy Hush Puppies with Key West Lobster Salad, Grilled Moroccan Spiced Lamb Kabab ‘Bites’ with Cucumber Raita.
Dinner, served family style, will feature Chilled Rhum and Pepper Escabeche Fish with Mango Mojo and ‘Swamp Cabbage’ Slaw, Adobo Rubbed and Roasted Breast of Chicken, Calabaza-Boniato Mash, Tropical Fruit-Moonshine Chutney and for dessert “Havana Bananas” with Chocolate Sauce and Coconut Ice Cream.
Tax and Gratuity are not included in the price of dinner so please don’t forget to take care of the staff. Full bar available. Doors open at 6pm for the meet and greet cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be served around 7 PM.