STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As an artist, West Cork Grill co-owner Joane Meurer understands the idea of expressing craft through various mediums. She and son-business partner Kevin Jr. channel the sentiment into a new pop-up restaurant concept at their West Brighton eatery.
West Cork Grill’s first guest chef event takes place Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. with Chef Mike DiLeo.
His three-hour, reservations-only affair at 500 Henderson Ave. will include a four-course meal, personal cooking presentation and open bar. (The host has a temporary liquor license permit for the day.) Ticket sales are limited to 35 people at $150 a head for a package called “Event Style” — @EatLab.NYC via Instagram.
Yet Chef Mike’s dishes also can be purchased “A la carte style.” Pricing for a la carte items starts at $25 for pickup only on Nov. 8.
Later this month, Ken Tirado will cook the original Adobe Blues menu. Tirado is the owner of Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn and a North Shore resident. His former Adobe Blues restaurant has been under renovation for about two years under new ownership and Tirado misses its menu. The pop-up will give him creative license and the enjoyment of serving its signature Tex-Mex recipes.
“I enjoy cooking the food, and I thought it might be a nice reunion-type thing for a lot of the old regulars,” said Tirado. Die-hards might be further tempted to join knowing a famed item will be served — “Elisa’s Bread Pudding with Tequila Sauce.”
Joanne said in a statement, “We really wanted to try something different and unique. A pop-up is something new and fresh for Staten Island. We’ve put a lot of heart and soul into creating this as a pop-up destination that will not only satisfy your curiosity but also leave you people wanting to try more of these events.”