The Chefs 4x4 dinners began many years back in Spa
City, spread to parts south such as Albany and are now coming back, courtesy of
the intrepid chefs of Capriccio
, Javier’s, One Caroline Street Bistro and The Wine Bar.
Javier Rodriguez, owner of the nuevo Latino restaurant
Javier’s at 17 Maple Ave., explained
how the collaboration works.
“We will have all four chefs working at one
restaurant once a month,” he said. “We will have a prix fixe menu, and each
chef will prepare one of the dishes on it.”
A prix fixe menu is a collection of predetermined
items presented as a multi-course meal at a set price. For instance, one evening
a restaurant may offer a prix fixe menu of escargot for the first course, beef
bourguignon for the second course, a cheese platter for the third course and
crème brûlée for the dessert course.
The four chefs are currently meeting to decide on dates,
courses and desserts. More information will be coming soon, Rodriguez said.