Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hot Underground Supper Club Wolvesmouth Gets Animated

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Wolvesmouth's Craig Thornton, in action

Underground cartoons are coming to Fox via the new Saturday night ADHD ("Animation Domination Hi-Def") block starting this July. To spread the word, ADHD turned to the culinary king of L.A.'s underground dinners, chef Craig Thornton, whose Wolvesmouth supper club is now legendary. But Fox and ADHD pushed Thornton and his team to the limit this week, hiring him to put together six dinners over three nights at ADHD's workspace in Hollywood. The catch: While one of the coolest offices around, the ADHD space has no kitchen. Despite that obvious limitation, Wolvesmouth relied on a grill, hot pots and some toaster ovens to put together one of the most amazing, and memorable, meals I've ever had.

ADHD's lineup includes an adaptation of Axe Cop, the comic book created by Ethan Nicolle and his young brother Malachai. (An uncredited Nick Offerman provides the lead character's voice.) Here's the cool part: ADHD produces its toons, from start to finish, right there in Hollywood. Again, it's a deceptively simple process that yields big results -- much like a Wolvesmouth dinner.

The Huffington Post's Maggie Furlong asked Thornton to share his favorite L.A. eats (and his ideal "final meal") -- read about it here. Meanwhile, here's a snapshot of everything that went into my belly on Wednesday night. Yes, I'm still happily stuff.

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Zombie Solstice (dark rum, light rum, vodka, pineapple juice, orange juice, sugar, bitters, lemon)

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Plating begins

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Place setting

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Cocktails

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Company

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Ribeye cap, cheddar fritter, Rainier and bing cherries, Rhubarb, Hanover Woods mushrooms

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Soup inspired by sour cream and onion potato chips

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Halibut, corn salad, beets, cabbage juice, tempura squash blossom, poblano cream

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Rabbit meatballs, masa sopes, dried cherry, grilled scallion, chipotle cilantro, avocado

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Pork belly, tostones, snap pea remoulade with dungeness crab, grilled nectarine, squash, mint lime aioli

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parfait, lime curd, pressed pineapple, pineapple ice

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vanilla buttermilk, panna cotta, strawberry merengue, more

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The kitchen bustle

1 comment:

MatthewScott said...

OK..I've been reading your blog for several years (got turned onto it by the Ambassador Hotel info). Have loved the MTA/Red Car stuff. I enjoy the Rate a Restaurant section (though what you two are willing to eat...MY GOD! You must have concrete, iron lined stomachs) But, with this article, you are just bragging! How cruel to dangle this in our faces! (He says with false indignation!) - Matt in Highland Park

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