PHILADELPHIA - SPAGA Frontman Aron Magner Teaming with Top Philly Chefs for “Taste in Music 3” Dinner at SIW Vegetables in Chadds Ford, PA, on June 29, 2022.
A Philadelphia-based trio of musicians is joining a Philadelphia-based trio of chefs for an evening of food and music, as Aron Magner, the frontman of SPAGA and the keyboardist for The Disco Biscuits is teaming up with some of Philly’s best culinary minds for the third installment of “Taste in Music,” a multi-disciplinary experience where food and music intersect. Using fresh, seasonal vegetables grown at SIW Vegetables, the special field-to-fork dinner will be held at Hill Girt Farm at 4317 Creek Road in Chadds Ford, PA, on Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m., with a gathering and cocktail hour beginning at 5 p.m.
Joining Magner and his band will be three top Philadelphia chefs, including the twice James Beard-nominated Randy Rucker (River Twice), Yehuda Sichel (Huda), and Mikey McCann (Dizengoff). The family-style dinner will include a menu of raw radishes and grilled cucumbers, hummus with Golden Ossetra caviar and mushroom XO sauce with grilled pita and sourdough, grilled summer squash baba, smoked potato salad, tartare of beef with egg yolk marmalade and fried potatoes, glazed pork ribs, chargrilled birds, and much more. Guests will enjoy a strawberry tart with whipped cream, basil, and unripened peach caramel for dessert.
As dinner winds down, SPAGA, which includes local jazz phenoms Jason Fraticelli, on upright bass, and Matt Scarano on drums, will take the stage for a full set of music on the farm.
“Taste in Music began to explore the confluence between food and music,” said Magner. “Chefs listen to their favorite musicians to get them through long days of prep and cooking, and restaurants curate playlists to pair with their dining experience. Chefs have grown in status to become their own type of rock star. Exploring this further, I’m curious about our mutual creative processes, how we improvise in our respective art forms, and how a kitchen is like a band, moving in sync with each other and anticipating each other’s moves. Making music with a band is about collaboration. Randy, Yehuda, and Mikey are rock star chefs with an intense passion for music. The mind of a chef is not that much different than that of a musician.”