Eat Beat has learned that PREAM, the former Monday-night pizza restaurant inside of Ned Ludd, will be launching a new Chinese-Italian Pop-Up at Big Trouble, Chefstable’s Asian-inspired Chinatown bar.

The idea to do a pop-up (which is now kind of a pop-up within a pop-up—meta!) emerged as young chef/owner Nicholas Ford began construction on his soon-to-be-opened brick and mortar restaurant in the former Tennesee Red’s space at 2131 SE 11th Avenue.

Why Chinese-Italian? Ford wants to bring his artisan pizza expertise (previously, he worked at Brooklyn's Roberta's, a hip Italian hotspot) to Big Trouble's distinctly Chinese-American space. Says Ford: “My partner and I have been cooped up…we are itching to get back into an actual restaurant.” 

The Details

When: Monday, January 19 and Sunday, January 25 (with three more dinners coming in February), 6pm to close.
Where: 329 NW Couch St
How Much: Six courses for $55

PREAM’s Chinese-Italian Menu

  • Scallion pancake, root vegetables, miso vinaigrette, squash bottarga
  • Pan-fried mezzalune, broccoli rabe, xo sauce
  • Black pepper clams, smoked pancetta, fatty croutons, Thai basil
  • Curry fried risotto, lamb, young onions, farm eggs
  • Duck confit & sausage, charred cabbage, matsutake kimchee
  • Wonton cannoli, kaffir lime cream, New Deal cacao 
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