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Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe

Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe
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From a press release:

Pittston’s Peculiar Culinary Company will be presenting a series of pop-up restaurants at the River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains), in conjunction with Camp Rattler, starting on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

For dinner reservations from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., call 570-212-0960 soon, as these pop-ups with innovative cuisines are known to sell out quickly. There is a cash bar, and live music will be provided by Bjorn Jacobsen, appropriately playing a song called “Peculiar” in the video below:

Check out the full menu of unique dishes for that night:


Bar Snacks

Deviled Eggs, curried yolk, smoked sea salt… $4

Warm olive salad, fresh herbs, garlic… $3

Pork rinds, sriracha powder… $5

House made pretzel bits, cheddar beer dip… $5

Duck fat fries w/ house made ketchup… $4

Chili garlic Brussel sprouts, lemon aioli… $6

Small Plates & Sharing

Salad… $6
Wild local arugula, red bib lettuce, Point Reyes bleu, champagne tarragon vinaigrette, brandy soaked craisins, candied walnut

Wild Boar Sausage… $9
I.P.A. braised house made wild boar & roasted apple sausage, braised brussel sprout leaves, pickled red onion, house made whole grain beer mustard

Chicken Liver Pate… $8
Truffle scented pate, garlic confit, red onion bacon marmalade, grilled house made country bread

Shrimp & Grits… $12
Butter poached black tiger shrimp, cheddar chive grits, house made bacon lardons, 62 degree sous vide eggs, micro greens, black truffle vinaigrette

Chick Pea Fritters… $7
Roasted vegetable, smoked tomato sriracha chutney, cilantro mint raita

Duck Confit Hash… $15
Confit of leg, fingerling potato hash, melted onion, roasted garlic clove, duck jus, 62 degree sous vide duck eggs, smoked sea salt, micro greens, champagne tarragon vinaigrette

Fried Chicken & Biscuits… $12
House made buttermilk biscuit, mesquite floured NEPA raised chicken, charred cherry tomato, sriracha laced mornay sauce, slab bacon

Pork Cheek Sliders… $8
Iberico De Bellota acorn fed wild hog cheek, house pickles, sunny side quail egg, cilantro red onion chimichurri, pretzel rolls

The next Peculiar pop-up at the Jazz Cafe on Wednesday, Dec. 10 will feature an evening of music with Kaleigh Baker and Skribe; reservations are being taken now for that event as well.

Just a few days later, Peculiar Chef Gene Philbin can be seen as a contestant on Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.