Polly’s Paladar is a private supper club in the heart of downtown Nevada City. Every month owner Megan Mccollam invites a different chef to create a unique menu. This month guest chef Evan Coben hosted “Because Rainbows” and every course was a different color. Guests feasted on steak tartare, curry roasted carrot soup with caramelized cashews, scallops over rice with popcorn, collard pappardelle pasta with braised kale and pork shoulder. For the sweeter side the menu included burnt orange anise candy soda, pomegranate blackberry cassis curd, white coffee and jet black cookies with a final lavender and hibiscus vanilla cake. Ursula Young’s artwork provided a colorful compliments to the room. I’ve profiled the supper club on the blog before, click here, here and here for previous events. Polly’s Paladar third anniversary event next month will be “Ci Mangiamo” food of Northern Italy with local chef Jes Taber.
When I asked Megan to think about over the last several years and name some of her favorite ones she replied, “My favorite paladars? I loved Sylvan Brackett’s Peko Peko Paladar, Dany Lamote’s dia de Los muertos Paladar, Eric Veldman Miller’s “the big easy” Paladar. Our first year, I loved Samantha Hinrich’s Greek Easter Paladar.”
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