The Akron born and raised Kanatzar has been a corporate chef, a trainer for Michigan-based Brann’s Steakhouse and the sous chef at Vaccaro’s before helping open Noodlecat in Cleveland, among other gigs, which eventually led to becoming Vaccaro’s executive chef.
Now he melds his deep love of the 330 with his skill for spiking farm-to-table, sustainably-sourced and locally-inspired cuisine with “twists and flavors from all over the world.” Nowhere else is his drive to be part of Akron’s cultural revitalization more apparent than in his pop-up restaurant, “Chef Dick’s Kitchen.”
The menu for 1 Chef/2 Nights/3 Floyds will include these meals:
A first course of Devils on Horseback (dates stuffed with chorizo, chilies, cojita, wrapped in bacon, quinoa, and corn crème); a second course of Scotch Egg Salad (citrus chicken sausage, 6-minute egg, cucumber, pickled red onion, chef-grown micro greens, white French drizzle); a third course of Black Slider (black challa bun, peppered Ohio bacon, blistered purple tomatoes, smoked cheese, black garlic aioli, purple mustard greens); a fourth course of Family-style Braised Beef Shin and Marrow (served with grilled bread, confit potato and carrot, and mashed peas); and a dessert of “Bloody Doughnuts” (raspberry blood, death by chocolate ice cream, torched bananas).
Prices include the five-course meal and the beer pairings for $55 on Thursday, September 24 and $65 on Friday, September 25. To book, visit legendssportspub.com/event or call 330-896-4433.