Fond, Madeleine Dee

Fond presents guest chef series

Fond, the mini-grocery operated by Madeleine Dee at 2520  Frankfort Ave., specializing in local products, and offering chef’s table dinners Thursday through Sunday, is starting a three-month series of Sunday Suppers prepared by local guest chefs.

According to a press release, nine “favorite local chefs will each prepare a meal for only 12 diners based on whatever inspired him to cook for a living.” The final dinner in the series will be a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Dee. The series will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank, with 25% of each dinner, and the entire proceeds of the Thanksgiving dinner, donated to the organization that works to alleviate hunger in the Louisville area.

The first dinner, Sunday, August 7, will be prepared by Griffin Paulin, whose theme will be “Upscale Food From My Childhood.” His menu: Iberico lardo with lard biscuit; tomato bisque with charred artichoke, basil oil and goat cheese sour cream; soup dumpling with black truffle paté and duck confit; bison tongue ravioli with ricotta and mushroom veloute; salmon with orzo; and almond cheesecake with fortune cookie crust, togarashi whipped cream, and lingonberry.

Seats are $95 per person, including 6 courses and sparkling water. Cancellations will result in a 100% charge, and reservations must be made with credit card information. To book seats, email FondLouisville@gmail.com or call/text (502) 727-3631. Seating is limited; waiting lists will be kept for each meal in the event of cancellations.

Here are the chefs for the other dinners, along with their themes:

August 28th – Ethan Ray, “Progression Through Unlearning”

September 11th – Nick Sullivan, “Progressive American with a World Pantry”

September 25th – Dallas McGarity, “Modern Italian”

October 9th – David Scales,” Eastern Shore Revisited – SOLD OUT

October 23rd – Allan Rosenberg, “Heirloom South”

November 13th – Kevin Ashworth, “Appalachia to Asia”

November 20th – Joshua Moore, “Moore Farm Fall Harvest”

November 24th – Madeleine Dee, “Fancy Pants Thanksgiving”