Detroit chef creates 10-course meal based on Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’

"If you like the album, if you like the music, you'll get it," chef says.
By Evan Bleier  |  Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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DETROIT, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Radiohead fans who eat at Detroit chef Kyle Hanley’s restaurant on Wednesday had better hope that the menu, which will be based on Radiohead’s 2000 album Kid A, doesn’t leave them with a case of The Bends.

The meal will feature 10 courses, each paired with a song from the album, which will play during the meal.

Chef Kyle Hanley is creating the dinner while beverage director Joseph Allerton is choosing the wine and cocktails. It will be served in a pop-up restaurant in the Elizabeth Theater At The Park Bar.

Here’s a sampling of what's on the menu:

02 Kid A: Black caprese. With Alto Adige Kerner.

03 The National Anthem: Pan-seared lamb chops, crispy pig ear, blood orange reduction. With 100 percent Mourvedre.

06 Optimistic: Maple sugar-seared duck breast, pink peppercorn gastrique, orange juniper pearls, shredded confit. With Anderson Valley Knez Pinot Noir.

09 Morning Bell: Meyer lemon sorbet. With gin and tonic.

According to Hanley, he hears "textures and colors” when he listens to music. "Especially Radiohead, they are very textural. They are a very visceral band," he told the Huffington Post.

Hanley’s hope is that even people who are unfamiliar with the album will enjoy the meal.

"Most people put out CDs, and this is an actual album. One song flows into the next, and we kind of want to do the same thing with the courses," he said. "If you like the album, if you like the music, you'll get it."

[A Night With Kid A] [Huffington Post]

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