The next episode of Dinner and A Movie will not be taking place next Tuesday. But good news: we’re excited to announce a triple-feature over Labor Day weekend, three nights of archival shows from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO to commemorate Phish’s end-of-summer celebrations. Next Friday, we’ll air Phish’s set from 9/1/17. On Saturday, we’ll air 9/1/12. And then on Sunday, on the show’s 5-year anniversary, we’ll air 9/6/15.
For the dinner component of this Dicks-pectacular, we’ll be offering recipes each night from some of the best chefs in the country. Beyond being known for their incredible talent and innovation, these three chefs have something else in common: they’re all Phish fans. On Friday, Mark Welker and Mike Pyers (the executive pastry chef and culinary director at Eleven Madison Park, respectively) bring us “The Wedge” salad, a red pepper pan pizza and a spiced zucchini cake. On Saturday, Doug Rankin (executive chef from Los Angeles’ Bar Restaurant) offers up a mizuna salad with a (shake your) coconut dressing, grilled eggplant, and a mango clafoutis. And for the Sunday finale, Chef Molly Nickerson (executive chef at Marea) provides a recipe for a whole grilled fish (with a grilled portobello mushroom as a veg alternative) with pan roasted fingerling potatoes, burrata salad with grilled romano beans, and bicerin (chocolate pudding with whipped cream).
These recipes may seem a tad ambitious, but don’t let that throw you — we’ve seen what many of you have been cooking and know you’re up to the task! All of the recipes have been collated here. Pro tip: if you plan to cook with us next week, give yourself a few days in advance to look through the recipes as some of them involve some prep the day before. As always, tag your food photos at #phishdinnerandamovie.
The beneficiary for the full weekend is The Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to music education for America’s youth. You can make a donation now via The Waterwheel Foundation at phish.com/waterwheel. Each year, the Foundation awards grants to dozens of music education programs, and funds those grants through a combination of fundraising, publishing, and the curation of Phish.net, one of the earliest Internet fan communities. The Mockingbird Foundation has no salaries, paid staff, office space, or endowment — thus distributing all possible funds to charity. The Foundation’s primary purpose is charitable, with more than $1.6M in grants to 450 grantees covering all 50 states. For more information, visit mbird.org