On Monday, July 20th, Chef Bruce Kalman will be teaming up with Chris Bianco from the seminal Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix for a family-style, charitable dinner at Union Restaurant that pays tribute to the humble grain.
Guests of the dinner, which will commence at 6:30 pm for the evening’s single seating, will enjoy a shared meal of dishes that celebrate the bounty of California ingredients, including different grains that are locally-sourced and milled from Grist & Toll. The menu, which will be dictated by ingredients and produce procured that day, will be supplemented with wine pairings from Union’s Wine Director George Pitsironis.
Following the family-style feast, attendees will watch a partial screening of “The Grain Divide,” a documentary that explores and responds to growing concerns about modern wheat and grains amidst a landscape where the American staple has been villainized. A free link to the full documentary will be provided for diners to watch after the meal.
Proceeds from the $200 per person dinner will go toward Pasadena Community Gardens to help build the non-profit’s next garden.
Monday, July 20th
6:30 pm – Family-style dinner (One seating only)
8:30 pm – Screening of “The Grain Divide”
10:30 pm -Dinner to conclude
$200 per person (includes dinner, wine pairings and screening of “The Grain Divide” / tax + gratuity not included)
Family-style presentations of antipasti, housemate charcuterie, grain salad, handmade pasta, a main course, and dessert utilizing ingredients sourced from Pasadena-based miller Grist & Toll and the local LA farmers’ market.
For reservations call (626) 795-5841.
37 E Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103