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Vegan pop-up on tap

Plates from a May dinner Williams did.
Plates from a May dinner Williams did. Brian Twitty

Look for a plant-based pop-up June 26 in NoDa, part of “As You Do,” a dinner series by Brian Williams and Shawn Harrison.

The two plan to employ plenty of house-cultured, sprouted and aged ingredients in the five-course-plus-dessert lineup. Dishes on the tentative list (subject to change):

▪ Compressed watermelon with whipped basil oil, chocolate mint and shaved, “activated” (soaked, then dehydrated) almonds.

▪ Arugula, squash blossom, sous-vide chiogga beets with tree-nut goat cheese.

▪ Seitan-bacon-wrapped oyster mushroom scallop with mustard dust.

▪ Mung bean ravioli with charred shiitake mushrooms, candied pistachio and more.

▪ “Summer melody mash” of cauliflower, kohlrabi and black garlic purée, and almond-miso-glazed grilled seitan steak.

▪ Dessert: ice cream trio (vanilla, chocolate cherry and fried plantain chai, with lime gel and banana paper), plus a kefir digestif (a fermented beverage, to aid digestion).

The dinner will be at Photographic Elegance, 3550 N. Davidson St. Tickets: $75; www.eventbrite.com/e/as-you-do-tickets-17340632298.

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