Vertical Wine Bistro cooking more mainstream cuisine for the staid Old Town crowd - until now. He's bringing his edgy LQ Foodings pop-up to the space this weekend (Sunday and Monday, Feb. 10-11), where he serves things like lamb heart tartare with razor clam congee and sea snail karaage rolls, and trotters and tails pot pie with truffles and chanterelles. But in addition to the six-course menu ($48 per person), there's also the cheese cart where he features more than 40 different cheeses, most unpasteurized, all imported from France, and a dizzying array of house-made condiments like blueberry gelee, bell pepper mustard, green ketchup, or apricot, almond and cherry compote.
Sure you could get three or five cheeses to round out the meal, or you can get the entire cart - that's right, all 47 cheeses - for $120. That would be the whole meal, really, and it's certainly not for the lactose intolerant. There are still seats available for the Feb. 11 dinner, or watch Quenioux's Twitter updates for cancellations.