An invitation for Table X by Red Kitchen appeared in my email a few weeks ago. I’d been following them on Instagram and was intrigued by their minimal, elegant esthetic.
This dinner would be focused on local, vegetarian fare. The venue, Meet Me on 33rd was gorgeous and cozy – a stylishly decorated house made into a comfortable meeting space. A small group, eight folks beside us, immediately delved into conversation. We were greeted by the chefs with a Blackberry and Borage Popsicle, a small frozen treat with a flavorful punch. The blackberries came from their garden, dotted with thyme and served with Cava Extremarium Brut.
Both Dave and I were already impressed with Red Kitchen. After all the guests had a moment to get acquainted, we entered the dining room. The table was dressed with fresh cut blueberry branches and candles, welcoming and comfortable.
Bread and butter were served along with triangles of chickpea socca.
Dave was worried that he would have to eat actual cauliflower when he saw the menu. Luckily, it was made into a rich creamy sauce to dip the delicately crispy flaxseed crackers. This dish was delicious and fun to eat!
It was a memorable meal, each course was skillfully executed and paired with an interesting white wine. Keep Red Kitchen on your radar. They’ll be doing more pop up dinners in the future, and a restaurant in Salt Lake City is in the works. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter.