Last month I shared with readers a recipe for caramelized apple soup. I mentioned that the woman who dreamed up that unlikely sounding concoction, Chef Alexis Sicklick, had recently published a cookbook, though I failed to include its title: “This Cookbook Is for Dancing: A Taste of the Nutcracker.”
This holiday season, the ballet is coming to life … in edible form. A 7-course pop-up “taste of the nutcracker” dinner will be held at the vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy. The tasting menu will feature, in Sicklick’s words, “thematic, playful dishes related to each character, every scene, and the universal magic that this ballet evokes.”
The dinner, which will include Sicklick’s caramelized apple soup, will also offer a potato latke with herb-infused labneh, persimmon, and caramelized leeks; seared sunchokes with fennel gravy, a taragon crisp, and lemon vinaigrette; and a “pasta”: spaghetti squash with oregano, goat cheese, slivered almonds, and a maple chili vinaigrette.
The event will take place on Dec. 13. There will be two seatings — at 5:30 and 8:30. The price is $95. An optional wine pairing will be an additional $35.
Dirt Candy, 86 Allen Street, 212-228-7732.