Thursday, December 18, 2014

Clark Gilbert cooks dinner at Green Bean in Gladwyne

Clark Gilbert, last at Gemelli/Bisou in Manayunk, is offering a tasting menu four nights a week at the Main Line cafe.

Clark Gilbert cooks dinner at Green Bean in Gladwyne

By day, Green Bean Coffee in Gladwyne.
By day, Green Bean Coffee in Gladwyne.

Think about this:

Out-of-work chef. A popular cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

The chef comes in four nights a week to serve dinner.

That deal starts Wednesday, June 25 at Green Bean Coffee (358 Righters Mill Rd. in Gladwyne, 610-658-7276) as cafe owner Tammin Kim brings in the well-traveled chef Clark Gilbert (Bisou, Gemelli, the Four Seasons, Restaurant Taquet).

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Gilbert will prepare a nine-course tasting menu, changing every two weeks, Tuesdays through Fridays (private parties Saturdays). It's reservation only, BYOB and $80 a head plus tax and tip.

And "interactive," Gilbert said. "We're plating food right in front of guests in a relaxed, intimate setting." The idea, he said, is to create a dinner-party atmosphere.

Here's the opening menu (it's a JPG).

Michael Klein
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