Those shiny new pop-ups kids apparently have nothing on our veterans. Starting at the end of April, the 5x5 Chefs Collaborative is returning for a series of once-a-month pop-up dinners to be spread among each chefs' own restaurants through September. The chef quintet is packed with local heavyweights, as its roster again include OGs Gino Angelini, Michael Cimarusti, and Josiah Citrin this season, only now with the inclusion of Rory Herrmann of Bouchon and ink. emperor Michael Voltaggio. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, as even more high-caliber toques are due for the table this year.
The 5x5 collective plans to bring in some additional firepower for 2012, with one-night-only appearances from Ludo Lefebvre (April 29 at Melisse), Jeremy Fox (at Providence on May 21), Michael Tusk (Angelini Osteria in July), and Pigg's mad-genius Chris Cosentino (ink. on September 16th).
During the dinners, each of the six chefs will cook a different dish in the style of the hosting restaurant, included on new six-course menus, turning 5x5 into the almost Satanic 6x6. Each dinner will be priced at $150, a portion benefiting Special Olympics, and we suggest you scope the schedule below and make reservations with the host restaurant before your pop-up crazed friends get there first.
Sunday, April 29, 2012: MELISSE, with Guest Chef Ludo Lefebre
Monday, May 21, 2012: PROVIDENCE, with Guest Chef Jeremy Fox
Monday, July 16, 2012: ANGELENI OSTERIA, with Guest Chef Michael Tusk
Monday, August 20, 2012: BOUCHON, with Guest Chef to be announced
Sunday, September 16, 2012: ink., with Guest Chef Chris Cosentino
**Contact each restaurant for reservation times available.