We love themes. When Cara Events, Inc called us with an event for Piperlime, an online clothing shop, and asked us for a special menu, our chef, Matt, came up with food with pipe shapes and lime flavors for an event they hosted at Smog Shoppe in Culver City.
Our Garden Party (see recipe here) was the specialty cocktail of the evening since it features, well, lime, and vodka, cucumber, celery, basil syrup and rhubarb bitters.
Twice Baked Zucchini Pipe: Crispy Fried Zucchini Hash Brown Coquette topped with Lime and Piped on Basil Cream
Food Pipe Choke: Tempura Fried Purple Artichokes with Preserved Lemon Aioli, Opal Basil, and Lemony Purslane
Green Curry Lime Tostada: Braised Short Rib Curry with Poblano Chilies and Burnt Lime, Cumin Lime Cream Fraiche, and Cilantro Blossoms
Tomatillos and Finger Limes: Tomatillo Marinated Whitefish Ceviche with Avocado, Cilantro, and topped with Finger Lime Caviar
Key Lime Pipe: Key Lime Curd with Meringue, Graham Shards, and Finger Lime
House-Made Churro Pipes: Fried Donuts with Cinnamon and Dark Chocolate Sauce
Photos: Paige Jones