Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sacred 8 Dinner Series, and more news

Posted By on Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 4:22 PM


• Friends, this may be the only culinary event in Memphis, if not the world, inspired by the movie Point Break — and not the infamous Patrick Swayze/Keanu Reeves vehicle but the remake. 

Chef Phillip Levy has created a series of eight supper club dinners called Sacred 8, which is a nod to a Japanese philosopher character and his eight feats of nature in Point Break, Levy says.

The dinners will be titled — "Master of Eight Lives," "Emergence of Ice," "Illuminating Earth," "Ultimatum," etc. Each will have a menu reflective of the season. For example, Levy says he's considering for the first dinner, held on August 13th, serving as one of the courses a quail egg with the yolk representing the sun. 

The dinners are limited to 35 guests. Location and menu will be revealed on the day of the event.


Levy, who is 27, trained under Andreas Kisler at the Peabody before moving to San Diego and then making his way back to Memphis. He now works as a personal chef.  

The tagline for Sacred 8 is "Are you ready for the challenge?" and the last dinner is called the "Ultimatum."  It's at the beginning of the summer, and I'm thinking of serving a tricky dish you don't want to try." 

• Attention barbecue lovers, Chef Shuttle announced Tuesday that they are now delivering Rendezvous. 

* Boscos Squared will reopen tomorrow after being closed since July 4th for renovations. A rep calls it a freshening up with new paint for the bar and the floors redone. 


• Picked up this big little cake from Bluff City Coffee. I guess it's about 3 or four slices. They have chocolate, carrot, and strawberry. Cakes are $10. 

Y'all must not want Mrs. Winner's, after all. The crowdfunding campaign has raised only $285 out of its $32,000 goal. Nine days are left in the campaign. 

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• Sammy Hagar sighting at Sammy Hagar's Red Rocker Bar & Grill. (Is that bear Sammy Hagar too????) 

Hagar was in town to present checks, totalling $50,000, to the local charities the Mid-South Food Bank, The Boys and Girls Club of Crittenden County, and the Steudlein Learning Center. 

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