Fresh & Breezy Supper
w/ Chef Happy Abdelbaki & Richard Larsen
@The Swoop House
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Fresh & Breezy Supper
Arancini Rice Balls
w/ Squash, Asiago Cheese, & Basil Aioli (V, GF)
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
w/ Chive Butter (GF)
w/ Sundried Tomato & Ricotta Salata (V, GF)
Spinach Artichoke Soup
w/ Herbed Croutons
w/ Prosciutto, Texas Fig, Gorgonzola, Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette, & Pine Nut Brittle
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Lobster Pillow, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Leek, Bearnaise Sauce, & Asparagus
w/ Vanilla Ice Cream & Hazelnut Caramel Sauce
About Our Chefs
Chef Happy Abdelbaki fell for cooking after reading a book on science as a kid. The science book was describing leavening, and his first thought was to jump into the kitchen and create a great pancake. Happy was hooked. He grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and worked with amazing mentors when entering the food world – Jamie Shannon (then the executive chef of Commander’s Palace), who taught Happy about quality, Susan Spicer, who taught him the importance of beauty on the plate, and Emeril Lagasse, who taught Happy about the business of food. Happy is the man behind the recipes of Sawyer & Co. restaurant in East Austin.
Richard Larsen is a young chef who hails from the greater Chicago area and moved to Austin for the sunny skies. His love of food first began at home, cooking with his mother.
Richard’s first job cooking was at Whole Foods in Austin where he garnered a love for fresh, local fare, and healthful foods. He later moved to ABGB where he learned to make the perfect pizza. He describes his cooking as being influenced by traditional Italian and Spanish flavors, and notes Alton Brown, and his study of the science behind food, as his inspiration.
When he isn’t in the kitchen Richard like to play disk golf, bike and travel.
About Our Suppers
Menu priced at $60 per person (Not Including Tax & 20% Gratuity)
Doors & hors d’oeuvres at 7pm
Courses served at 10:30pm
Before making your reservation, read the menu & make sure that everything we’re serving will suit your dietary preferences. We will of course try our best to accommodate any dietary needs if listed on the booking form in advance.
Seating is limited! The amount of seats in the drop down window below are the TOTAL amount of seats left for the supper. Please make sure that we have availability for your entire party before booking!
Reservations are Non-refundable. However once a seat is purchased, it can be transferred to another person for the same supper. If you arrange for someone to take your seat, please let us know so that we can update the name on your place setting.
Bookings are closed for this event.