Special Dinners: MythBusters at 1300 Fillmore, Italian at Heirloom Café, and Mondays at Jardinière


Chef David Lawrence with the MythBusters crew. Photo courtesy 1300 on Fillmore.

As we all know, MythBusters is all about the pressing questions in life. On Sunday November 18th, the big one is “Does it really taste like chicken?” The MythBusters team called on local chef David Lawrence of ~1300 ON FILLMORE~ to prepare exotic meats in the style of his famous fried chicken, and see if it tasted like chicken or something more, well, exotic. The restaurant will be screening the episode at 5pm and again at 8pm on Sunday, and you can partake in the adventure with the $5 “Tastes like Chicken” special, which includes three bite-size samples of exotic meat, plus a chicken sample. Make your best guesses, and the people with the correct answers will be put in a raffle. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Also on Sunday November 18th, transport yourself to Italia with a special Italian wine dinner at ~HEIRLOOM CAFÉ~. They’ll be serving a six-course dinner, all of it inspired by the cuisine of Italy. Each course will be paired with a heavy hitter of Italian wine, including a 2004 ‘Granato’ from Foradori. The full menu, pairings, and tickets can be found here. The dinner starts at 6pm and costs $95 per person, including food, wine, tax, and tip.

There are only two more prix-fixe Monday dinners at ~JARDINIÈRE~ this year, and they are extra-special ones. On Monday November 19th, catch guest chef Ken Tominaga and sake sommelier Stuart Morris of Hana Japanese Restaurant. Take a look at the menu here. The dinner costs $75, including five courses and sake pairings. Then, for the final Monday prix-fixe, porchetta is on the menu, and will be featured in three courses; the dinner costs $49. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant.