What do you get when you cross a chef with a potter?

On April 9, Third Ward restaurant Dandan (360 E. Erie St.) hosts the latest Plate Collective dinner – a unique collaboration between area chefs and potter Kate Riley (whose spouse, Dan Jacobs, is co-owner/chef at Dandan).

The premise of each dinner is this: Riley, whose food-safe pottery is used at restaurants like Goodkind, works with the chefs ahead of time, marrying the vessel she creates with the dish they plan to prepare. The chefs are: L’Etoile’s Tory Miller, Tre Rivali’s Heather Terhune, Pastiche’s Rachel Karr, Miles Borghgraef (of upcoming Birch+Butcher) and the two Dans – Jacobs and Van Rite – of the hosting restaurant.

The courses include semolina cavatelli with pea shoot pesto, ricotta and pecorino romano; Korean BBQ foie gras with crispy rice; roasted capon chicken with hickory, savory and hemp seed; and Gorgonzola custard with spiced hazelnut brittle. 

The five-course meal also includes wine and a cocktail served in a handmade ceramic cup made for each guest to take home. 

Tickets ($150 per person) are available for purchase at The Plate Collective.  

April 9: cocktails at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.





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