Dinner and Adventure
Goose & Fox
If you're feeling a little jaded by the conventional dining-out experience, Chicago outfit Goose & Fox have just the ticket for you: namely, admission to their exclusive, under-the-radar pop-up supper club series held in a ‘secret’ location several times a month. While the address may remain unadvertised, the space is in fact a furniture store, where sofas, beds and cabinets surround a homey, dining area complete with skull centrepiece, and highlighted by a hand-scrawled white board announcing the feast to come.
Helmed by former Boy Scout, childhood forager and food industry veteran Greg Combs and co-chef Elijah Duncan (ex Alinea, Bouchon), the 8 to 20-seat, multi-course (circa 10) dinners promise a top-quality interpretation of New American cuisine, though sans the fine-diner attitude, along with loud music, lots to drink and guest participation in plating, running food and all in between. While the menus and ingredients are market-driven and seasonal, previous star plates have included avocado and blood orange salad, Amish chicken with collard greens, yukon puree and cornbread, butternut squash soup with fingerling potato chips, pork belly and scallop ‘sushi’, and trail mix brownies with blueberry mousse or peanut butter and dark chocolate pretzel to finish. Fresh, original and thoroughly enjoyable, it’s the shot of adventure your dining calendar needs.