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Clio9ASunday night Opus Affair teamed up with SoonSpoon to put on a pop up featuring modern French food, progressive wines and classical cello music. Clio Sous Chef Stephen Marcaurelle (left) headed up the kitchen with his sous chef for the evening, Ryan Day (right), formerly of Sycamore. Brittany Casos (center), Assistant General Manager and Beverage Director of Coppa, was there to take us through the progressive wines chosen by Clio wine director Jonathan Fenelon.

Clio1AThe tables were simply set with butcher paper, letting the food be the star of the table.

Clio2AThe wine pairings for the evening.

Clio3AThe team arrived early to prep for the event – many of the ingredients were bought earlier in the day from the farmers market.

Clio4AI was able to get a great preview of the night’s meal – check out that pork!

Clio5APotatoes for the main course.

Clio6ARyan prepping for the oysters.

Clio7ABlueberry Tyme Lemonade was served out on the roof deck as guests were arriving.

Clio8ADeviled Eggs with shaved asparagus, preserved meyer lemon and smoked trout roe were passed as guests mingled outside.

ClioACellist Shirley Hunt performed Bach’s cello suites 1, 2 and 3 in between courses.

Clio10A1st course. Jonah Crab dumplings black vinegar, bitter almond and opal basil paired with NV Grolleau Gris, Haut Bourg Grandlieu, Loire

Clio11AI was impressed with the level of detail put into each dish.

Clio12A2nd course. Island Creek Oysters baby leeks, urfa pepper and sea urchin with truffle glacage paired with a 2012 Field blend, Cantina Furlani ‘Bianco Aplino’

Clio13A3rd course. Burgundy Snails hazelnuts, green garlic and puff pastry paired with a 2011 Rose of Spatburgunder, Riedlin, Spatlese, Baden, Germany

Clio14A4th course. Kurobuta Pork spring peas and rhubarb with onion-mint jus paired with a 2010 Grenache/Sciaccarellu/Niellecciu, Domaine Maestracci ‘E Prove Rouge’, Calvi, Corsica  or a 2011 Xinomavro, Thiolomopoulos, ‘Uranos’, Nuassa, Greece

Clio15A5th course. Pain Perdu milk jam, toasted oats and strawberries with assorted sorrels paired with a 2010 Chenin Blanc, Pithon-Paille ‘Belargus des Treilles,’ Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France

Missed this event? SoonSpoon is taking the next two weeks off from pop ups, but check out tickets for Opus Affair’s “Big Party” on July 13th.

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