This time around we thought, why not do a little time travel? What with the premieres of Boardwalk Empire, Pan Am and the Playboy Club right around the corner, this seemed perfectly fitting.
There's no time like the present, but tonight we tastefully disagree. We've pondered over many a quaint and curious menu of forgotten food to discover the very best this past century had to offer. Cramming for this culinary history lesson has provided us ten decadent decades worth of tantalizing ideas, and we've selected our favorites from every era to create a meal worthy of Doc, Marty, Bill, and Ted. Sit back, relax, and strap your taste buds to their TARDIS because we're time travelling through the tasty twentieth ten years at a time. Let's see if you bastards can do ninety.
Having filtered through an arsenal of old menus, we selected our favorite representations of every era starting with the 1900's & worked our way up to the near future.
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Cloak & Dinner Presents
The Time Machine
The Progressive Era
“The Beginning of Trouble”
bread with fig, brie & thyme honey
The Golden Age
“Pisco Sour – Cocktail”
pisco, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, angostura
“Blue Point Cocktail”
moonshine, lime, simple syrup, cucumber, mint, celery bitters
“Tagliarini in Consommé with Crillion Special Combination”
homemade pasta in beef consommé; haricots verts
“Lavender French Seventy Five”
london dry gin, sugar, lemon, champagne, lavender
“Kiss of Clouds”
scallops, cauliflower, apple, horseradish
“Ko’aia Haia Kahiki, l’wi’ao’ao”
pineapple glazed spare ribs
“Ginger Figgle aka Slow Screw”
gin, orange, fig, ginger root
"Passionfruit Tequila & Grapefruit Sorbet with Cinnamon Dusted Tortilla's"
intermezzo palate cleanser
“Cloak & Dinner Especial”
aztec chocolate lava, orange, cayenne milkshake with snow
And here are the menu inspirations...