A Difficult Pair: Ice Cream Detroit Dinner

By PLAYGROUND DETROIT (other events)

Thursday, August 9 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM EST

Join Ice Cream Detroit for a glowing dinner experience in the gallery after-dark created by Chef Ryan Eli Salter.

Who says you can't have ice cream for dinner? This six-course plated meal will break all the rules with its unlikely pairings of ice cream flavors combined with seriously artisanal dishes.

This dinner is in celebration of the current exhibition, A Difficult Pair featuring Detroit artists George Vidas and Victoria Shaheen, which in part explores the relationship between both ceramic material and neon.

Guests have special access to the experience the exhibit after dark, highlighting the neon and sculptural objects as they illuminate the gallery into the evening hours.

MENU (*all items are available with/without alchol infusions) 

Kahula Espresso Ice Cream paired with Coffee Rubbed Skirt Steak Salad on a bed of Spicy Greens and Mojo Vinaigrette

Bell’s Oberon Creamsicle paired with Belgian Poached Pears with Sliced Gouda and Sour Orange Rind

Two James Buttered Rum w/ Candied Walnuts- Truffle Roasted Half Chicken, marbled potato confit with salted raisins and Kalamata olives.

Two James Gin Beet Sorbet- Braised Short Ribs w/ Sumac and Saffron- Pickled Golden Beets, Sautéed Beet Greens and Bird’s Eye Chili Oil

Two James Vanilla Smoking Ice Cream- Espresso Pizelle, Turmeric Glazed Almonds, Coconut Caramel Drizzle

Lemon and Ginger Sorbet paired with a green tea macaron Palate Cleanser

Tickets are $75.00 & include a drink, with the choice of alcohol-infused or non-alcoholic ice cream pairings.

Ryan Eli Salter studied at the International Culinary Center in New York City. With over a decade of experience within culinary and hospitality industries, he launched his own hospitality company, Salt + Ko. 

Salt + Ko strives to bring perspective and create culinary experiences like no other. Inspired by Afro Caribbean roots and molded by Asian flavors, Salt + Ko. does more than just food- with every project, unique plates tell each client’s story. @saltandko /


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