Eye Candy: Fluke with Watermelon Radishes, Black Sesame Purée, Avocado, and Persian Lime

Photo by Jeffrey Gurwin

 

One of New Jersey’s most storied restaurants, the Ryland Inn beckons epicureans with its historic and luxurious environs, lauded wine collection, and top-notch fare crafted by chef Craig Polignano—and at his recent Beard House dinner, the seasoned chef did not disappoint. With dishes like this stunning local fluke with watermelon radishes, black sesame purée, avocado, and Persian lime, all finished off with garden flowers from Ryland Inn's own grounds, Polignano proved why this Garden State property is a perennial dining destination.

 

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Eye Candy: Yonsei Oysters with Uni, Ikura, and Ponzu

 

Chef Kyle Itani honed his skills at Yoshi’s in San Francisco before moving across the Bay to open Hopscotch Oakland, where he serves simple but artfully conceived American fare with Japanese touches. The cozy restaurant earned a three-star review from San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer, who raved that Hopscotch “deserves a huge following.” And after his recent Beard House dinner, you can count us in as one of his many fans. We were wowed by his signature Yonsei oysters with creamy uni, briny ikura, and citrusy ponzu. A hit amongst many, chef Itani's regional American fare was replete with surprising and inviting Asian flavors.

 

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Eye Candy: Porcini–Goat Cheese Cavatelli with Spring Peas and Preserved Lemon

 

At Sonoma County’s intimate Backyard eatery, husband-and-wife chefs Daniel Kedan and Marianna Gardenhire—who met while working at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc and Bouchon—cook only with ingredients grown, raised, or line-caught locally. At their Beard House dinner last month, they brought their mindful cooking to the Big Apple, showcasing early summer's varied and colorful bounty. A highlight of the evening was this bright Porcini–Goat Cheese Cavatelli with Spring Peas and Leaves and Preserved Lemon. One bite of this light-as-air cavatelli was enough to transport us across the country to a picnic table in their very own California Wine Country oasis.

 

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Eye Candy: Beef Short Rib with Ramen, Smoked Ham Broth, and Farm Egg

 

Now based in Atlanta, Texas-raised chefs Jonathan Fox and Justin Fox missed their hometown barbecue so much they started their own joint, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. At their Beard House dinner earlier this month, the duo returned with another mouthwatering meat-filled fête, delighting diners with the sweetness of the south and some infamous Texas heat. A standout of the night was this smoked beef short rib with chewy ramen noodles and smoked ham broth, all topped with a sinfully oozy farm egg. We've been drooling over this photo since it landed in our inboxes, making this dinner another culinary ‘cue fest we'll certainly remember.

 

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Eye Candy: Filet Mignon with Foie Gras, Morels, and Bone Marrow–Red Wine Sauce

 

With spots in Austin and Phoenix, Salty Sow draws diners with its expertly crafted American gastropub fare. Under the watchful eye of chef Harold Marmulstein, both locations fully incorporate a market-driven menu with handcrafted meats, locally grown vegetables, and homemade bread. At his Beard House dinner last month, Marmulstein served up a menu replete with his acclaimed farmhouse eats, including this decadent course of Linz Filet Mignon Rossini meats with foie gras, morels, and a bone marrow–red wine sauce. Deeply flavored and mindfully sourced, this dish had us dreaming of a third location right here in New York.

 

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'Gram Worthy: Strawberries, Champagne Ice Cream, and Basil

 

If you love to see what happens behind the scenes in restaurants, drool over gorgeous food photography, and creep on your favorite chefs (we're majorly guilty of this!), then be sure to follow us on Instagram, where our editors deliver eye-catching dispatches from the Beard House and beyond. The photo above shows a stunning dessert from special project manager Anna Mowry's recent visit to 2015 Best New Restaurant award winner Bâtard: strawberries, Champagne ice cream, basil, and almonds​. For more tasty snaps, follow us

 

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Eye Candy: Daniel Humm's Milk & Honey at Expo Milano

 

On any given day at Expo Milano, the first-ever food-focused world's fair that's now open in Milan, visitors can experience a veritable buffet of international cuisine, state-of-the-art technology and design, and delectable food-themed programming. Modeled after our own James Beard House in New York City, the USA Pavilion–affiliated James Beard American Restaurant pop-up at Expo Milano features different award-winning guest chefs every week.

 

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Eye Candy: Duck Heart Lasagne with Corn, Black Truffles, and Crispy Quail Egg

Photo by Tom Kirkman

 

After serious stints at Michael Mina, Cyrus, and the French Laundry, chef Rogelio Garcia now helms the kitchen at Napa’s acclaimed Angèle. At his recent Beard House dinner, Garcia wowed guests with his signature Wine Country–inspired fare, including this inventive lasagne layered with rich duck heart, sweet corn, earthy black truffles, and topped with a crispy fried quail egg​. We're booking the next flight to Napa.

 

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What We're Reading: May 19, 2015

 

The short stack may seem All-American, but you can find pancakes all over the globe. [Serious Eats

 

From roast chicken to guacamole: 18 dishes every home cook should know how to make. [Food52

 

How do you say mixologist in French? Craft cocktail bars are popping up all over Paris. [NYT

 

American beverage companies are launching an initiative to cut down on sugary drink consumption, but will they change their targeted marketing? [... Read more >

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'Gram Worthy: Roast Chicken with Egg, Thyme​, and Crispy Chicken Skin

 

If you love to see what happens behind the scenes in restaurants, drool over gorgeous food photography, and creep on your favorite chefs (we're majorly guilty of this!), then be sure to follow us on Instagram, where our editors deliver eye-catching dispatches from the Beard House and beyond. The photo above shows the clever, delicious, and artfully composed Roast Chicken with Egg, Thyme​, and Crispy Chicken Skin canapés served at the 2015 James Beard Awards by JBF Award–winning​ chef Dave Beran of Chicago's acclaimed Next. For more tasty snaps, come play with us on ... Read more >

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