Chefs Carlos Gaytan (Tzuco) and Lamar Moore (Eleven Eleven) have announced a collaboration at Tzuco, 720 N. State St., intended to reinforce and champion the unity of Chicago's Black and Brown communities.
The collaboration takes place in partnership with the Mexico Consulado General en Chicago, who is spearheading Black Brown Dialogue on Nov. 3-5a lineup of community-driven, educational and cultural programs citywide that will serve as a "call to rethink our shared future." Gaytan and Moore will come together for a special dinner on Thursday, Nov. 4, fostering learning, conversation and celebration.
The duo will present a special, four-course menu that champions the rich culinary histories of their cultures, including roasted beets with pickled yellow beets, roasted chanterelle, marcona almonds and manchego cheese; blackened fish (striped bass, dirty rice and sweet potato moussaline); short ribs with black-eyed pea cassoulet and herb biscuit; and pan de elote (cornbread, caramel popcorns, honey toffee, saffron ice cream and smoked cajeta).
The evening will also feature the artistry of Keith Smith, also known as Afrokilla, a Chicago-based artist known worldwide for his larger-than-life public murals.
Reservations are available from 4 to 10 p.m. The cost is $95 per person, including a welcome beverage, and is exclusive of tax and gratuity. Wine/spirits pairings are available for $45 per person; visit tzuco.com .