On the Menu: Gala Dinner and Auction

2010 James Beard Foundation Gala Auction and DinnerAnywhere in the world the names Ducasse, Payard, Robuchon, Savoy, and Vongerichten are synonymous with the best of modern French cuisine. Tomorrow evening these giants of gastronomy are joining forces in the Four Seasons kitchen for an unforgettable celebration, a tribute to the interconnectedness of French and American food cultures, and a fundraiser for the James Beard Foundation. Here's what's on the menu: Larry Finn and Pecko Zantilaveevan of the Four Seasons Foie Gras Lollipops with Quince Gelée Cucumber-Wrapped Citrus-Cured Hamachi Tuna and Santa Barbara Sea Urchin Ravioli Charred Eggplant with Harissa and Pappadam Chips Baby Lettuce and Herb Hand Rolls Corn Pudding with Chanterelles and Black Truffles Beef Tartare with Caviar and Pommes Gaufrettes Forest Mushroom Tartlets with Crème Fraîche and Fines Herbes Duck Burgers with Sun-Dried

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Chefs & Champagne New York Online Bidding Has Begun!


Chefs & Champagne, our annual tasting event in the Hamptons, is still over two weeks away, but the excitement of our silent auction has already begun. One of our favorite items is this large format feast at New York City's Resto. Should you win this package, your task is simple: find seven friends and pick an animal from one of Resto's many purveyors. The rest is up to the restaurant's talented chef, Bobby Hellen. He'll prepare a spectacular feast for you and your guests using the entire animal you've selected, whether its cochon du lait, lamb, or spring goat. This is an experience that is not to be missed!

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JBF News: Chefs & Champagne® Online Bidding Ends Tomorrow

Chefs and Champagne Start polishing your Champagne flutes: our annual Chefs & Champagne tasting party and silent auction is only four days away! As we reported last week, for the first time ever we’re offering advanced online bidding on auction items, and thanks to many of our members and friends, over $15,000 has already been raised for the Foundation. There’s still time to get in on the action—online bidding closes at 4:00 P.M. tomorrow afternoon. You can view the available items here, and if you’re interested in attending the real thing, click here.

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JBF News: Chefs & Champagne® New York Online Bidding

Chefs and Champagne Chefs & Champagne, our Hamptons bash honoring Four Seasons Restaurant owners Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini, may still be ten days away, but, for the first time ever, you can bid on a variety of auction packages that would make any foodie salivate. We’ve got a cooking class for two at DeGustibus Cooking School, a Belgian beer dinner for six at New York City’s Markt, and a two-night getaway to historic Charleston, South Carolina. Online bidding is available through Wednesday, July 22. The silent auction will take place at Chefs & Champagne on July 25, 2009, in Sagaponack, New York.

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