Menu for the April 5 Traveling Plate Supper Club Revealed

Acclaimed South Florida chef Roy Villacrusis has revealed the menu for the ARC Broward Traveling Plate's next event, planned for Thursday, April 5, at the Girls' Club Collection gallery in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The menu for the sold-out, four-course dinner -- which also includes two passed items and a signature cocktail -- is subject to change, but the initial draft showcases the chef's penchant for unexpected protein pairings and Asian-infused dishes.

Starting things off for the Clean Plate Charlie-sponsored meal are a curried lobster wonton "soup" with micro herbs, a Philippines-style longanisa with green papaya achara, and a cocktail gel. (Longanisa -- spelled longaniza in Spain -- is a type of sausage.)

The first course will be a citrus/green-tea-cured salmon with fried baby basil, sriracha, and yuzu gelée-stuffed lychee, basil seed sauce, and young cilantro. Next will be jumbo scallops with green beans, pork belly, and cantaloupe.

Things get beefy in the main course with a grilled Kalbi skirt steak with Japanese mushrooms, fried red onions, and truffled sweet soy powder. Dessert will be aged vanilla cheesecake turon rolls with five-spice sugar, banana caramel sauce, and raspberry chips.

Seats -- there were only 30 available -- for the April 5 event went on sale at the end of February and sold out in four minutes. If you'd like to get in on the next supper-club event, check out the Traveling Plate's Facebook page and stay tuned to Clean Plate Charlie for announcements on upcoming events.

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