As you may know, the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end on December 21, 2012. (Check out the video below if you need an idea of what that will look like.) Considering that the date is coming soon, there are some things you might want to think about, like what you should wear, who you want to be with, and what you want to be doing when the world ends. Chef Robert Phalen of One Eared Stag has one suggestion: come have dinner at his restaurant. For the evening, he's hosting a dinner of apocalyptic proportions. We asked Phalen a few questions about the dinner.
What's the format of the dinner?
Dinner will start around 6 pm with appetizers by Tyler Williams and Andy Carson. Five courses will follow with special wines that I have picked out to enjoy during the meal. We will take a break and step outside to the patio mingle for a while enjoy cocktails and cured meats from every chef and oysters. Return inside for another five courses and wine. Some sort of special toast around 11:11 to the calendar ending and a new one beginning. Then two more courses of sweets, champagne, cocktails, etc.
What's the lineup?
Hors d'oeuvres by Tyler Williams of Abattoir and Andy Carson of Bacchanalia.
1 - Guy Wong of Miso
2 - Bruce Logue, formerly of La Pietra Cucina
3 - One Eared Stag
4 - Josh Hopkins of STG Trattoria
5 - Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee of Heirloom BBQ
6 - Drew van Leuvan of 7 lamps
7 - Peter Dale of the National
8 - Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere of Bantam & Biddy
9 - Drew Belline of 246
10 - Adam Evans of the Optimist
11 - Ryan Smith of Empire State South
12 - Taria Camerino of Sugar Coated Radical
Eric Simpkins of the Lawrence and Lindy Colburn of Quality Wine & Spirits will make drinks.
So, would you rather be cooking or eating when the world ends?
I would much rather be in the back cooking surrounded by my peers all doing what we love. At least this way I know my family and friends had a great last meal.
Do people still have to pay if the world does actually end during the dinner?
If the world does end there will be a money back guarantee, of course!
The price is $150 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Call One Eared Stag at (404) 525-4479 for reservations.