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Cafe Nordo's Modern American Chicken
Theo Chocolate South End
Seattle, WA
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Cafe Nordo's Modern American Chicken
Underground Food Movement Pioneer Serves Seattle for a Limited Engagement
Nordo Lefesczki, founder of the Carnal Food Movement and Executive Chef of the roving experimental restaurant Cafe Nordo, makes his Seattle debut with The Modern American Chicken," a five course pre-fixe dinner blending interactive theatrics and fine dining.  This October, Nordos team will create an intimate temporary restaurant in Fremont at the warehouse of Theo Chocolate, where for only seventeen evenings diners will experience this culinary rebellion.  The menu struts through the life of a chicken, whimsically reminding diners where the food they consume comes from, with a feast for all the senses.  From the Country Egg on a Field of Wild Greens with Warm Goat Cheese to a Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Handmade Sausage and Habenero Cherries the food is elegant and delicious while weaving the tale of our heroine, Henrietta the Chicken, and her journey from egg to plate.  

A flock of local artists have teamed up to assist in the execution of Nordos vision.  Scenic designer Terry Podgorski of Circus Contraption will create this small dining establishment within the massive South End Warehouse of Theo Chocolate, director Erin Brindley (also of Circus Contraption as well as a host of New York productions,) will assist in choreographing the servers, and local composer Annastasia Workman will score the meal from coat check to dessert.    

Relying almost exclusively on the bountiful Northwest fall, the menu reflects local, sustainable, and seasonal food.  However, with the subject matter so thoroughly fixed on the chicken, there is no vegetarian option.  Each dish in the pre-fixe is served only as it was intended in the eyes of Chef Nordo.  With only one seating per night, and only seventeen seatings, very few people will experience this completely original food event.
Tickets are available, in advance, from Brown Paper Tickets and include five courses and a wine flight.

The Modern American Chicken at Cafe Nordo
Produced by Ripple Productions, Pod Productions, and Theo Chocolate
October 15  November 21 (No Seating October 31)
Thursday  Saturday
Arrive at 7:00 PM, first course served at 7:30
$85 includes five courses with a flight of wine
Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com
For more information www.cafenordo.com
Or email ChefNordo@gmail.com

What the critics have said:

"The much clamored for ticket to the prix-fixed wonderment that is Cafe Nordo administered a fierce dose of culinary comeuppance to the stuffier of Houston's foodies."  - The Cypress Times-Gazette

"Like a house of mirrors, Chef Nordo Lefesczki simultaneously laughs at and outdoes his peers with the sheer audacity of his food, his wacka-doodle-drank-the-kool-aid servers, and his ability to transport his patrons out of their comfort zones and into his strange and original mind.  A chicken will never again just be a chicken." - Dover Journal

"Chez Panisse meets Medievil Times.  On Acid."  - Black Valley Post

"A complete farce...(with) ridiculous arrogance permeating from all levels of the establishment.  The fact that the food was outstanding does not make the insult worth it."  - Salt Lake Intelligencer


Theo Chocolate South End
3400 Phinney Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Cafe Nordo
On BPT Since: Aug 15, 2009
Erin Brindley

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