“This is not a pop-up,” insists Moody. “Relate is my pop-up; this is a one-night food event, and it’s a different business model than a pop-up.”
Sure, why not? The regular Scoops ice-cream menu will be available during Dessert Hour, in addition to four original desserts by Moody including the cheesecake he served at last year’s Test Kitchen as well as what he calls “Banana Bread Pudding a la Bourbon Pecan Pie.” Sweeter even than the dishes is the $5 price tag attached to each.
Both Kang and Moody imply that this could be the first of many Dessert Hours to come. Fingers crossed.
…and on a separate note, will someone in San Diego puh-leeze let Dan host his Relate pop-up at their restaurant? During the panel, he moaned that nobody’s willing to turn over the keys. For shame, San Diego. What would Ron Burgundy think?