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Tanta | mfk.

Gaston Acurio has over 40 Peruvian restaurants including Tanta in Chicago. Spanish restaurant mfk., owned by Scott and Sari Worsham, focuses on Spanish seafood. Tanta’s Jesús Delgado and mfk.’s Danny Mejia combined Peruvian and Spanish cooking forces for a special one-time dinner, passings of the wine porron, included. Tanta and mfk. just happen to be two of my favorite restaurants, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to attend this dinner.

mfk. 432 W Diversey Pky, ChicagoTanta, 118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

mfk., 432 W Diversey Pky, Chicago, IL and Tanta, 118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

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mfk. and Tanta menu

Tortilla, brandade, garlic chip onion puree, egg, potato

Tortilla amuse, brandade, onion puree, egg, potato, garlic chip

Scott Worsham, owner

Scott Worsham, owner

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Tiradito Chalaco, Peruvian scallops, yellow chili emulsion, came, cancha, chalaca (Tanta)

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Ago Blanco, white gazpacho, almonds, crispy lard, chive oil (mfk.)

Ajo Blanco, white gazpacho, almonds, crispy lard, chive oil (mfk.)

Tanta and mfk. together in the mfk. kitchen

Tanta in the mfk. kitchen

Preparing the croquettes

Preparing the croquettes

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Croquettes de Carapulcra, sun-dried potatoes, crispy pork belly, huacatay (Tanta)

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Fritto Misto, smelt, squid, ramp aioli, lemon (mfk.)

Fritto Misto, smelt, squid, ramp aioli, lemon (mfk.)

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Pulpito, grilled octopus, quinoa stew, chimichurri, black quinoa cracker (Tanta)

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Mariscos Marinera, Manila clams, PEI mussels, shrimp, Spanish chorizo, paprika (mfk.)

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The passing of the Spanish porron wine pitcher.

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Some people were pros.

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The entire room was laughing and clapping and capturing this fun moment on video.

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The funniest thing about photos is noticing things that happened in the background. When drinking from a porron, you start with the spout very close to your mouth then fully extend your arm while continuing to pour. The man behind me is practicing his porron drinking arm extension.

Basque Cake and Peruvian alfajores (mfk. and Tanta)

Basque Cake and Peruvian alfajores (mfk. and Tanta)

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Tanta and mfk.

Info

mfk.432 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago IL | 773 857 2540
Tanta Chicago118 W Grand Ave, Chicago IL | 312 222 9700

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