Detroit chef creates 10-course menu based on Radiohead songs

Apparently, when a Detroit chef and Radiohead fan listens to the album “Kid A,” dishes like maple sugar-seared duck breast, pink peppercorn gastrique and orange juniper pearls go dancing in his head.

Which is why chef Kyle Hanley, a former music student and chef de cuisine at the Detroit Golf Club, has decided to compose a 10-course culinary soundtrack to the band’s 2000 album for 36 guests in Detroit this week, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday, has also gone viral, with the Twittersphere having fun with #Radioheadmeal ideas ranging from Korma Police, Fake Plastic Cheese, and for “Creep,” lines like “I’m a crepe/I’m a weirdough.”

The US$125 (RM411) meal also includes drink pairings such as cilantro-infused gin with jalapeno syrup, fresh lime, sea salt and chili oil during playing of “Treefingers.”

Here are a few other food, song and drink pairing selections:

“Everything in its Right Place”

Pan-seared diver scallop, yuzu fluid gel, fried cellophane noodle, lemongrass, ponzu, chili oil, accompanied by a Riesling, Pfalz

“How to Disappear Completely”

Oil-poached Monkfish, white asparagus, white balsamic vinaigrette, daikon sprouts, paired with Leelanau Good Harbour Golden Ale

“Optimistic”

Maple sugar-seared duck breast, pink peppercorn gastrique, orange juniper pearls, shredded confit, with a Knez Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

“Morning Bell”

Meyer lemon sorbet paired with a gin and tonic


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