The Whisk team, chefs Jeremy Kean and Philip Kruta, are hosting their third Whisk At Fazenda pop up Supper Club event in their new Fazenda Café, in Jamaica Plain, Thursday, August 20 & Friday the 21.
Called “WHISKy — Ramen & Blues,” the event features craft ramen with the works and hyper-local inspired plates, made in ogusky ceramics, and served up with Japanese whiskey and sake, and live blues.
Some items are shared and some are not. All items available al a carte. Menu items include:
Oysters on Moss
Aged Duck Ramen + The Works (all local)
Ben’s Wild Mushroom Ramen + The Works (all local)
Roasted Oysters and Biscuits, with Sorrel Butter and Nasturtium Jelly
Clay Baked Pork Belly, with roasted berries, Rhode Island Rose Hip Smoke, and Parsley Pudding
Baked Oysters and Pork Belly, with Ramp Butter and Sourdough
Foraged Garlic and Sorrel
Wild Mushroom Pie
Sugar Beans Goat Cheese
Note: This menu is “hyper-local” and subject to change based on what is available.
This is the third Whisk Pop-up supper by Chefs Jeremy Kean and Philip Kruta, who just moved into their new space at at Fazenda Café, at 3710 Washington Street last month.
The new spot will still feature locally roasted coffee from the cafe’s signature roaster, Fazenda Coffee Roasters, with the house-made cold brew iced coffee on tap. Fazenda Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roasting company serving to retail and wholesale consumers, which opened a storefront in 2011.
The chefs also are working on a new menu of gourmet sandwiches, fresh-baked pastries and bread, which will constantly change based on the availability of fresh ingredients, including kimchee, fresh parsley, real sourdough, roasted cauliflower, pickled shallots, brioche, farm eggs and bacon, aoli, and Grafting cheddar.
And yes, there will be a from-scratch donut “program,” using local fruit, for inventive donuts each day. The daily flavors can be found on Facebook and Instagram, under the hashtag #allday. Everything in the cafe is made in-house except for the bagels.
The space will also get new counters, wall shelves, tables, and chairs, hand-constructed by Kruta, and will also feature rotating art, which recently included work by local graffiti legend Tyson Andre. They plan to extend the cafe hours to serve a full dinner menu on a regular basis, but for now they will be serving these relaxed Supper Club-style events one weekend per month.
The team live in and support the Jamaica Plain community surrounding the cafe, and plan to shape Fazenda into an even more integral part of the neighborhood. They host events like the Ezra Platt Jazz group on Sundays from 11am to 2pm. The pair also operate a transitional employment program, forage for local food, and like to get to know their farmers.
“We could close for a few weeks and finish the whole transformation at once, but it’s an important place for the neighborhood and we didn’t want to take that away,” Kean says. “We wanted to grow and evolve with the neighborhood and do what was best for everyone. We think this is the best way to do that.”
The Whisk at Fazenda Supper Clubs
3710 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain
Reservations from 6pm to 11pm