MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen was founded in 2017 at 216 Pearl Street in New Albany. As my predecessor Jessica Mathis described it in 2018, “MESA is set up like a beautiful home kitchen, and taking a seat at their counter to watch the featured chef of the evening is like being at a chef’s private home dinner party.”

Dallas McGarity, chef and owner at The Fat Lamb in Louisville (2011 Grinstead Drive) will be appearing at MESA on Saturday, November 12, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., for a four-course dinner. Cocktail hour is from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., and dinner begins at 6. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased here.

Before a peek at the menu, here’s our profile of McGarity and his eatery from 2018.

Afternoon Archive: Dallas McGarity and The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen and Bar

And, here’s the four-course menu for MESA on the 12th.

  • First: garam masala spiced sweet potato bisque with gingersnap crumb and chive oil
  • Second: smoked paprika & cumin rubbed duck breast with creamed spinach, feta, and chili crisp
  • Third: black vinegar braised beef short rib with kimchi risotto & frondosa farms mushroom demi glace
  • Fourth: milk chocolate tart with whipped cream, candied pecan crumb, & cinnamon

Now the coda.

MESA is a five-star rated culinary hub for Kentuckiana’s highly talented chef population to come and share their food with the public and each other with a unique way to dine. The state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant features demonstrations by Southern Indiana and Louisville’s established and aspiring chefs.