Watch Whisk Chef Jeremy Kean on Guys Grocery Games, Then Try His Food
Chef Jeremy Kean, one half of the pop-up duo Whisk, is busy developing a permanent concept called Brassica Kitchen + Café in Jamaica Plain. That entails a weekend of pop-up suppers next month—and apparently, a trip to Flavortown Market this weekend. Kean is competing against 15 other former Guy’s Grocery Games winners on the Triple G Tournament of Champions this Sunday night.
Kean won the shopping-and-cooking game show a couple years ago, earning a $12,000 grand prize to use toward opening his own restaurant. On the upcoming show, among other challenges, he’s up against three other returning winners to make a pizza without any traditional ingredients—all overseen by spiky-haired, flame-shirt clad Guy Fieri.
Whisk, which also includes chef Phillip Kruta, moved into Fazenda Café earlier this year. The team is slowing rolling out a new café, bar, and tasting menu concept in the Washington Street shop, and before nightly dinner service begins this spring, Kean promised more pop-up suppers. The next two are on the way: On January 15 and 16, chef Michaelangelo Wescott of the Gypsy Apple in Shelburne Falls is coming to town to co-create a six-course meal.
Kean’s keeping menu details secret for now, but he’s working on dishes like Romanesco buns with seaweed butter and fermented apples; bone marrow and Bourgogne marmalade; and a Bolognese sauce made from pork raised organically by his childhood best friend. Plus, there will be doughnuts and pastries for dessert.
The future Brassica Kitchen + Café netted a liquor license back in October, and the supper club will put it to use. Western, Mass.-based sommelier Howard Gold is bringing wines, and Drink alum Thea Price-Eckles is crafting the cocktails. From 6 – 9 p.m., there will be live jazz by Ezra Platt.
Guy’s Grocery Games airs this Sunday, December 20 at 8 p.m. on Food Network.
Whisk Supper at Fazenda, $65 per person, Friday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16, reservations from 5:30-10 p.m., 3710 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, Boston; 617-756-7571 or Facebook.