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.”
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