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Your Thursday evenings just got Tantric.
Where: The intimate outdoor patio at Mantra on the Hill, a contemporary Indian restaurant brought to you by the owner / chef Yajan Upadhyaya (Upadhyayay was also former owner / chef of the original Cumin restaurant).
What: Fire eaters + tribal dancers + groovy Far East music + exotic cocktails + late night menu.
When: Thursdays, 8pm – late night. Weather permitting. No cover charge.
Who: Mantra On The Hill, 934 Hatch St., Mt. Adams, Mt. Adams (513) 621-1100 mantraonthehill.com
Dante’s Gypsy Circus, dantesgypsycircus.com
Twice monthly Chef Steven Shockley (a former sous chef at Jean-Robert's Table) features a pop-up dinner called DATE in his Over-the-Rhine apartment. The Sunday dinners focus on a cleverly titled theme such as "Peskytarians: Why be so shellfish with your love?".
Shockley's next dinner is scheduled for Sunday, October 14th, @ 7pm. Five courses for $50 (menu below). BYOB. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. For information: http://www.facebook.com/events/137198383090840/
Fat Duck, Second Date: The Birds and The Bees
First course: Duck rillette with homemade plum jam and rosemary vanilla toast.
Second: Duck soup with snails and barley
Third: Confit beet, arugula, and duck pate a l'orange
Fourth: Hibiscus and honey laquered duck breast with cauliflower and tortellini
Fifth: Foie gras napoleon french toast with rose whipped cream