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Homaru, Gamble swap ‘Iron Chef’ and Midwestern menus

Homaro Cantu

Homaro Cantu

Curtis Gamble

Curtis Gamble

iNG and Moto Chef Homaro Cantu and Bread & Wine Chef Curtis Gamble are trading places. For two nights, Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, Cantu will cook a menu inspired by his appearance on “Iron Chef” at Bread & Wine in Irving Park, while Gamble will prepare new-school Midwestern dinners at iNG in the West Loop.

Tickets for each dinner are $240 per couple, including beverage pairings.

Cantu’s menu will include: Maitake mushroom “biosphere”; black truffle pasta with edible candle; tomato waffle cone; avocado, yuzu, herring salad; sea-bean tempura and bacon-fried salmon belly in an “ocean breeze setting”; and “Zen Garden,” wasabi, sesame, daikon, kurobuta pork belly.

Gamble’s menu will include: Oeufs en gelee, eggs in gelatin; fried bologna with Flamin Hot “Funyuns,” cheddar wiz, bread & butter pickle; smoked corned beef brisket with pot liquor, mustard seeds, Carolina BBQ and potato crisp; popcorn panna cotta with salted caramel, caramel corn; and peanut-butter custard with caramelized white chocolate “Magic Shell,” pretzel nougat.