Once upon a time, the Ides of March, celebrated throughout the ages on March 15th, was a joyous occasion honoring the Roman god Mars. But then a bunch of bad stuff happened, starting with the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. and now the date has a bad rep. The Third Bird wants us to put all that behind us and to that end they are preparing a Roman style dinner they are calling Beware the Ides of March, and describing as "an evening of lurid and lavish feasting inspired by ancient Roman cuisine and hospitality." It is the first in what they hope will be a series of collaborative experiments in dining that will reimagine what a restaurant is and can be. We don’t know what any of that means but it sound cool, amIright?
It's an enticing excuse to check in on The Third Bird's new chef Brian Hauke. (Hauke was on the opening team under Jorge Guzeman at Surly and before that has been run the kitchens at Spill the Wine and Red Stag Supperclub, among others.) Hauke and Sarah Beadle, Director of Service Development at Biltwell Restaurants, will collaborate on this event which will feature three periods of Roman-style cuisine beginning at 6:30 pm. A $65 ticket includes a multi course dinner and plonk wine. Tickets are available online here.