I have sung the praises of Chef Sawyer before but get ready for an earful tonight ;) Josh's sister, Nicole, turned thirty last month and when we realized chef was hosting his annual Metal as F*ck dinner only a few weeks later we knew taking her would make the BEST gift. Josh and Nicole grew up on pretty solid diet of heavy metal in their household, and if you know them you know how perfect this night was bound to be.
So, in a nutshell, the dinner is a ticketed event made up of tasting stations set up around the Greenhouse Tavern. Every dish has a heavy metal theme (read: blood and brains are key ingredients), the cost per person is $66.66 and it started and 6:66pm. Metal bands were set up in the loft playing live music all night long. You get the idea.
Nicole doing bourbon shots through bone marrow :) :) :)
The food was nuts, no doubt about it. I can now say I've eaten just about every major organ including but not limited to brain bolognese and poached heart jelly. It sounds disgusting, but I'm telling you chef Sawyer knows exactly what he's doing. He made the unappetizing not only appetizing, but actually quite delicious. I think our favorite menu item was the roulette wings. Six wings are placed on a lazy susan and one is hot, five were not. The "sous chef of death" was secretly injecting one in six wings with the insane hot sauce that was making grown men whimper and reach for the whole milk...
including Josh ;)
Dessert was red velvet cake disguised as the chef and chef's widow's decapitated heads.
We had such a good time that the three of us have vowed to make it an annual event. Just another reason to love Cleveland and all these unique events it has to offer. So, thanks for such a fun night, chef! We love your crazy, twisted mind and your cooking even more.