Chef Susan Feniger heads to town Aug. 16 to celebrate her latest cookbook “Susan Feniger’s Street Food” (Clarkson Potter) with a book signing/demo at Williams-Sonoma on Michigan Avenue and a pop-up restaurant at Tony Mantuano’s Terzo Piano in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Sounds like a whirlwind schedule? You don’t know Feniger. She’s done Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” opened an L.A. restaurant called STREET, plus teamed with Too Hot Tamales partner Mary Sue Milliken for cookbooks, restaurants (Border Grill) and TV gigs. Noted the late Jovan Trboyevic when he hired her to work at his Le Perroquet restaurant here early in her culinary career: “she is determined, energetic and knowledgeable.”
So at 1 p.m., she’ll be demonstrating Burmese salad and chilled soba noodles as well as signing her cookbook at Williams-Sonoma (900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-587-8080). That evening, she'll be bringing a STREET feel to a pop-up restaurant at Terzo Piano (159 E. Monroe St.) with a reception/cocktail hour that begins at 7 p.m. with passed appetizers and trio of interactive stations (including signature cocktails such as honeydew cucumber cooler). A three-course, family-style Street Food dinner (Ukrainian spinach dumplings, salmon tartare, Korean glazed short ribs) with wine pairings follows. Books will be for sale. The reception-dinner is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations and details, call Terzo Piano at 312-443-8650.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun