Play your cards right this week, and you just may be able to catch retired David Katz suited back up in chefs whites. Since wrapping his seasonal stint at Morgans Pier and helping his pal Terence Feury get his Tavro 13 opened in Swedesboro, New Jersey, the former Mémé chef-owner has been keeping himself busy as a sales rep for Creekstone Farms. On Thursday, May 2*, hes joining Scott Schroeder at American Sardine Bar for a one-day-only pop-up, doing Mémés dearly missed weekly fried chicken special.
Same as before, the $11 deal gets you Katzs coveted fried chicken, a biscuit, and one ice-cold bottle of Miller High Life. There are some side dishes also in the works, but theres no word on what yet. It all gets underway at 11 a.m., and goes until the birds run out. And they will.
If you miss Katz then, hell be back in chef mode again at Hotel Monaco on Sunday, April 28 for Taste of the Nation, where hes serving as the annual hunger relief fundraisers culinary chair.
Similarly, former Pub & Kitchen chef (and current Rival Bro. small batch coffee roaster) Jonathan Johnny Mac Adams is coming out of retirement on May 25 for a dinner at Wyebrook Farm in Honeybrook, PA. With The Farm & Fishermans Josh Lawler, Adams has been moonlighting at the farm, helping to get its cafe up and running. For the dinner in May, he will showcase Wyebrooks pasture raised chickens, produce procured from neighboring farms, and beers from Victory Brewing Company.
But before that, he will join Katz and four other chefs including free agent Walter Abrams, formerly of Le Bec Fin at Sbraga on May 14 for a collaboration dinner that benefits Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign. That meal runs $150 per person and includes beverage pairings. Check out the full menu below.
Chef Nicholas Elmi of Rittenhouse Tavern
Triggerfish Crudo . Rhubarb . Kohlrabi
Chef Walter Abrams
Grilled Mushrooms . Spring Legume Croquette . Green Garlic . Sprouts
Chef Shola Olunloyo
Sea Urchin Lumaconi Pasta . Crab . Tomato . Olive . Dill Pollen
Chef Jonathan Adams of Rival Bros Coffee
Roasted Halibut . Spiced Yogurt . Coffee Cardamom Soil . Pickled Beets . Edible Flowers
Chef Dave Katz of Creekstone Farms
Dry Aged Creek Stone Beef . Spring Onions . Onion Soubise . Madeira Jus
Chef Kevin Sbraga
Cherries Jubilee . Biscuit de Savoie . Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream . Cherry Blossoms
*This post has been changed to show the correct date for Mémé's fried chicken pop-up.