We’ve all heard of farm-to-table. Less common but no less delightful is the culinary trend spoof-to-reality.
It all started last month when Chris Stang, co-founder of food blog Infatuation, shared a gag item about a hot new restaurant in Chinatown called Underfinger:
The chef at Underfinger, Jesper Paulsen, grew in Copenhagen just a few miles from Noma, and has eaten there several times. He’s taken that training and applied to the Scandinavian tradition of serving minimalist finger sandwiches at funerals. The end result is one of the city’s most impressive tasting menus, a somber celebration of “farm-to-finger” ingredients and classic Neo-Nordic techniques.
A month later, Underfinger is coming to life for one night only. From a report by DNAInfo Bedford-Stuyvesant watcher Paul DeBenedetto:
Do or Dine, at 1108 Bedford Ave., will play host to Underfinger on June 9 for a sold-out appearance of “Chef Jasper Paulsen,” Underfinger’s imaginary head chef and innovator of “farm-to-finger” dining, according to Do or Dine owner Justin Warner.
Only 16 people are being admitted, for $150 a pop-up pop. FishbowlNY can’t wait to read the tweets and see the Instagram photos next Monday night.[Image via: underfingerny.com]