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Chef Louis Robinson Will Host "Grind & Dine" Coffee-Pairing Dinner at Baker & Wife

Chef Robinson's five-course dinner on June 27 will feature coffees from Justin Banister's Out and About Coffee.

By Margo Rometo and Megan McDonald June 15, 2016

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Chef Louis Robinson.

Here's a fun dining event that's happening later this month: "Grind & Dine" at Baker & Wife on June 27, a five-course coffee-pairing dinner from Chef Louis Robinson featuring Justin Banister of Out and About Coffee.  The menu will feature food cooked and paired with gourmet, single-origin coffee, as well as artisan coffee drinks. 

Robinson, who's become known for his local pop-up dinners, tell us that the ingredients on the menu "have been thoughtfully selected to give our guests something truly unique they may not have tried before. Many ingredients are being flown in overnight from other parts of the country to bring a new and exciting taste to the dinner--things like halibut cheeks, morel mushrooms, summer truffles, bison short ribs, and heirloom baby vegetables."

"Being able to highlight coffee, not only with paired drinks, but also worked into the menu itself, is very exciting as a chef," Robinson continues. "I really hope my excitement shows up on the plate and makes my guests happy."

A limited number of tickets are on sale for $90 at In the meantime, here's a peek at the one-night-only menu. 
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Course 1 

Fried halibut cheeks with sweet and sour datil pepper dipping sauce, mint and cilantro. Paired with freshly made coffee "Mojito"

Course 2

Morel mushrooms and pearl onions cooked with Kenyan coffee, fresh herbs and brown butter yellow zucchini purée with summer truffle 

Course 3

Pickled green bananas, calabaza squash purée, pink grapefruit, charred  shishito peppers, rendered chorizo

Course 4 

Bison short ribs simmered in Guatemalan coffee and dried chilies, corn cake, avocado mousse, papaya lime crema, pickled shallots

Course 5 

Carolina river rice pudding, fresh Grenadian nutmeg, 5oasted macadamia nuts, Florida blueberries and candied lime peel, paired with South American cafe con leche

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