Whist Starts Turntable-to-Table Dinners

Nyam nyam <em>and</em> nom nom at Whist's Jamaica night tonight
Nyam nyam and nom nom at Whist’s Jamaica night tonight Photo: Jason Lam via Flickr

Much like Hubert Keller, Whist chef Tony Disalvo is taking his inspiration from the deejay. Starting tonight, the toque is transforming The Viceroy’s poolside for sonic suppers that find him cooking dishes based on the changing musical selections of KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad (who’s moniker makes him sound like a country-and-western soca singer). So when Garth plays reggae tonight, DiSalvo will prepare bites of jerk chicken, pork curry, and beef patties. When it’s samba time, expect feijoada, churrasco, and salt cod croquettes from this Jean Georges and Gramercy Tavern alum. The $25 menus of small bites will repeat their cycle again through September 22nd before disappearing for good. Make reservations at 310-260-7500 and see the full schedule and menu highlights below.

Whist’s Beats and Bites
Dinner Series Schedule

Aug 4: Reggae - Jamaican/Caribbean *Garth Trinidad will host to kick-off series*
Menu highlights: black beans, rice and peas, shredded beef, fried plantains, jerk chicken, beef patties, pork curry with rice and beans

Aug 11: Cajun/Creole - New Orleans
Menu highlights: oysters on the half, crawfish etoufee, jambalaya, chicken gumbo, red beans and rice, beignets and iced chicory coffee

Aug 18: Flamenco - Spanish
Menu highlights: gazpacho, assorted chorizos, Spanish cheeses, olives, marcona almonds, pintxos, paella, tortilla de patatas

Aug 25 : Samba - Brazilian
Menu highlights: salt cod croquettes, feiojada, churrasco of beef, coxinha-chicken and potato croquettes, hearts of palm salad, caruru-shrimp stew with okra, fresh ginger, peanuts and cashews.

Whist Starts Turntable-to-Table Dinners