Chefs Team Up For Land & Sea Cocktail Pairing Dinner At Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge | May 5

April 24, 2015

On Tuesday, May 5, two of San Diego’s leading chefs, Tim Kolanko (Stake Chophouse & Bar, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge) and Jason McLeod (Ironside Fish & Oyster, Soda & Swine), will come together to deliver the best of both land & sea with Kolanko’s final dinner of his “Cooking With Friends” chef collaboration series. This grand finale cocktail pairing menu suitably begins with McLeod’s favorite catch, the Ironside Select oyster - a custom oyster created from seed to delicious briny bivalve out of the Puget Sound specifically for McLeod - and continues with four decadent courses to include Chilled Poached Wild Coho Salmon, Confit Pork Shoulder, and more. Each of the five courses will pair alongside a cocktail intended to compliment the flavors of the dish.

The five-course dinner and cocktail pairing starts at 6:30pm at Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge and is priced at $55 per person. Seating is limited to 40 attendees. The menu includes:

1st Course - Ironside Select Oyster -lime gremolata, charred pepper, caviar paired with Chamomile Lemon Mocktail

2nd Course - Asparagus - butter poached morel mushrooms, crispy soft cooked egg paired with “The Last Word” Gin, Chartreuse, Maraschino, Lime

3rd Course - Chilled Poached Wild Coho Salmon - rye croutons, pickled shallots, dill creme fraiche, herb salad paired with Negroni Bianco

4th Course - Confit Pork Shoulder - parisian gnocchi, fava beans, fennel puree paired with Bourbon, Amaro, Aperol, Orange

5th Course - Roasted Apricots + House Made Ricotta - toasted pistachios, orange, cardamom sabayon paired with Cognac, Muddled Ginger, Cardamom Syrup, Citrus Bitters

Chef Kolanko “Cooking with Friends” series will return this fall. Leroy's is located at 1015 Orange Ave in Coronado. For more information or to make reservations, call (619) 437-6087 or visit