On June 12, 2017, SPICE Popup (Chef Louis Robinson) and Natural Nomad Farms collaborated to serve five beautifully crafted courses highlighting some of Florida’s best tropical fruits! Dinner included a welcome glass of sparkling wine, a pairing glass of wine with dinner and a goodie bag of produce harvested the same morning by Natural Nomad Farms! http://naturalnomadfarms.com/
Chef Louis Robinson, the winner of Chef’s Plate Miami 2017, spends most of his time at his company, Spice. A pop up restaurant and private chef service in the Tampa bay area of Southwest Florida. Spice is a service that will bring delicious meals into the homes or businesses of those looking for bold flavors and decadent dishes without all the hassle (aka EVERYONE). Also, be on the lookout as Spice periodically will put on unique, fine dining tasting menu events (YOU MISSED THIS ONE, but there will be more in the near future)! http://spiceflorida.com/
Ticket sales from the dinner ($4000+!) were matched in equal value of fresh produce from Natural Nomad Farms to benefit Boca Helping Hands, who will distribute the produce to those in need all over Palm Beach County! http://www.bocahelpinghands.org/
Now that you got the scoop, let’s take a look at the amazing ingredients used and dishes made! The dinner was labeled Florida Fruit Stand because all five courses highlighted the BEST fresh Florida fruit in the state!
Lionfish Ceviche / Ginger / Key Lime / Lychee Rose Granita / Micro Lemon Basil
Grilled Baby Bok Choy / Sweet Corn Crema / Pickled Jackfruit / Toasted Coconut / Corn Shoots
Olive Oil Poached Grouper / Passion fruit Sauce Vierge / Garden Sorrel / Caviar
Papaya Tenderized Pork Belly / Mamey Sapote Mole / Crispy Fingerlings / Micro Onion Chive