A chef in Detroit is taking artistic inspiration from a Radiohead album and translating it into his own medium. As the Huffington Post reports, the Detroit Golf Club's Kyle Hanley has created a 10-course tasting menu where each course is designed to be paired with a track from Radiohead's 2000 album, Kid A.
The meal will be served at a pop up restaurant for one night only, while Kid A plays for the diners. Dubbed "A Night With Kid A," the menu (posted on a Facebook page for the event) begins with a "pan-seared diver scallop with yuzu fluid gel, fried cellophane noodle, lemongrass ponzu and chili oil" paired with opening track "Everything In Its Right Place." Moving on to the album's title track, Hanley offers a "Black Caprese," and moves through delectables including lamb chops with crispy pig ear, monkfish, duck breast and arugula salad before closing with a "mousse duo with blackberry pate de fruit" set to "Motion Picture Soundtrack."
The menu also includes wine and cocktail pairings (including an "authentic gin and tonic") designed by Roast food and beverage director Joseph Allerton, who made his choices based only on listening to Kid A rather than considering the food for each course.
Hanley told the Post that he had studied music before becoming a chef, and that he hears "textures and colors" when he listens to music. "Especially Radiohead, they are very textural. They are a very visceral band," he said. "Most people put out CDs, and this is an actual album. One song flows into the next, and we kind of want to do the same thing with the courses."
The dinner will be served for three seatings of 12 people each on February 19th at Detroit's Elizabeth Theater at the Park Bar. Tickets are $125 in advance, and Hanley is considering creating a monthly series with dinners paired with different albums.