Farm-to-table restaurant Kitchen 4140 in San Diego’s Bay Ho neighborhood will showcase nine talented San Diego chefs during its “Summer Crush 2015” dinner on Monday, July 20. Priced at $95 per person and taking place around a rustic communal table in Kitchen 4140’s private wine room, Summer Crush 2015 will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour featuring a smoked whole pig and Cava. Guests will take a seat between 7 and 9 p.m. for an eight course dinner – each course reflective of the summer season and crafted by a different chef.
Courses will be paired with a combination of craft beers from San Diego’s Groundswelll Brewing as well as Spanish wines, typically crushed during summer, courtesy of Quigley Fine Wines. Summer Crush 2015 courses and chefs include:
Drew Deckman – Owner/Chef of Deckmans en el Mogor
Chad Kilgore – Chef Partner with Cheffin’ Around
Steak and seafood crudo
Keoni Simmons – Owner/Chef of Hungry Chef
Smoked sea scallop with summer corn, jalapeno puree, petite arugula, crispy pancetta and candied ginger
Kurt Metzger – Owner/Chef of Kitchen 4140
Dry aged rib eye with forest mushrooms and spotted prawn
Melissa Nakouzi – Owner/Chef of Allure Restaurant
Chilean sea bass
RoseAna Peyron – Chef at Counterpoint
Adobada braised pineapple with sous vide pork
Alex Emery – Chef consultant (independent)
Smoked Duck with stone fruit and sumac
Ashley Drake and Denise Donovan of Kitchen 4140
Chef’s whim dessert
The evening will also shed light on Kitchen 4140’s latest charitable venture with Toussaint Academy, a youth home located in downtown San Diego that serves at-risk teens between the ages of 14-19. Chef Kurt Metzger of Kitchen 4140, who mentors the teens on a regular basis, intends to have Toussaint teens helping out at the event, while Lost Car Chef Apparel will be on site at the dinner to raffle off a chef’s coat and apron, with raffle ticket sales benefiting the youth home. Summer Crush 2015 will also serve as the inaugural Toussaint Academy benefit dinner, a new series of events intended to take place quarterly.
Reservations to Summer Crush 2015 can be secured by calling Kitchen 4140 at (858) 483-4140 or visiting the restaurant in-person ahead of time.