The Neon Factory 2.0

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a dinner put on by the Young Chefs (Jesse Oberman and Max Frank) along with Taylor Archibald and Chris Gama at the Neon Factory here in Winnipeg. This is the second dinner put on by this talented crew at the factory. (Check out this post to see highlights from the first dinner: The Young Chefs). Six courses of the most delicious food with sixty other lovely guests and amazing surroundings is my kind of Tuesday! Here’s a recap of the night:

1st Course (Snacks)

Thai pomelo spinach wraps. Thyme shortbread with cream cheese and roasted shallot. Kimchi devilled eggs with tobiko and chives. Skewer with avocado, pear, anchovy and green onion.

All photographs courtesy of Brett Howe

neon factory dinner 2.0 by the young chefs - 1st course

neon factory dinner 2.0 by the young chefs - 1st course2nd Course

Raw and grilled asparagus with lapsang cured salmon and sweet onion bone marrow dressing, pumpernickel bread crumbs and crème fraîche.

neon factory dinner 2.0 by the young chefs - 2nd course

3rd Course

Somen noodles dressed with nuoc cham with 5 spice pineapple. Braised spicy eggplant, charred cucumber, pickled mushrooms and lamb cumin wontonnelini (italian tortellini dumplings with wonton wrappers).neon factory dinner 2.0 by the young chefs - 3rd course4th Course

Smoked potatoes with kale, dill, poached shrimp, radish, prosciutto and green onion aioli.

neon factory dinner 2.0 by the young chefs - 4th course5th Course

Smoked chicken confit and deep fried pork belly with mexican barbecue sauce, curtido, roasted poblano salsa and lime marinated feta.neon factory dinner 2.0 by the young chefs - 5th course6th Course

Beet, plum, peach, young coconut, mint, raspberries and vanilla oil.neon factory dinner 2.0 by the young chefs - 6th courseWhat a lovely night! Thank you to these [and all of the] creative people that keep Winnipeg an interesting and inspiring place to be!

With love from your food blogger for a day,

Sarah xo