Tesori’s One Ingredient Dinner Party Returns With Fennel

We liked this idea the first time around and now that it returns with a new ingredient, we still think it’s an awfully smart way to breathe some creative life into a dinner meeting. It’s Tesori’s One Ingredient Dinner Party, in which instead of just booking you a private dining room and serving you the usual menu, Chef Andrew Deuel builds an entire menu around one seasonal ingredient, showing all the ways in which it can be used. (Tell us you can’t work that into your Powerpoint.) Spring’s will be fennel, beginning April 1 and running through the end of June; it’s $65 a person, with $20 wine pairings, and you need at least 10 people and to reserve it in advance; see the menu below.

Tesori One Ingredient Menu: Fennel

Hors d’oeuvres’
Fontina Fennel Onion Pizza

Seared Scallop
Fennel-Apple Broth, Cider Vinegar, Diced Apple, Fennel

Fennel Caponata, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Olives, Golden Raisins, Basil

Italian sausage, Fennel, Mushroom, Fresh Tomato Concasse

Roasted Veal Loin
Fresh “Stuffing”
Brioche, Fennel, Carrots, Spinach, Baby Zucchini, Pearl onions, Mushrooms

Warm Honey and Vanilla Braised Fennel
Almonds, Chocolate, Oranges

Menu available April 1 - June 30

$65 per person, $20 wine pairings
Menu available for parties of ten or more

Tesori’s One Ingredient Dinner Party Returns With Fennel