Champe and Lisa Speidel with members of their team in the Beard House kitchen
Rhode Island Beef Tartare with Anchovy Mayonnaise, Petite Celery, and Toasted Hazelnuts
Plating hors d'oeuvres in the Beard House kitchen
Crispy Narragansett Bay Clam Fritters with Chorizo Aïoli
Creamy Glazed Sunchoke Soup with Black Truffle Royale, Celery, and Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Slow-Poached Quail Egg with House-Cured Lamb Pancetta, Maple, Sage, and Spiced Bread Crumbs
Warm Pork Head Terrine with Glazed, Pickled, and Raw Vegetables and Petite Herbs and Flowers
Plating in the Beard House kitchen
Crispy Point Judith Fluke with Buttered Lobster, Octopus, Sea Urchin, and Scallop Ragoût and Saffron, Fennel, and Tomato Confit Bouillabaisse Jus
Vermont Rabbit Three Ways > Bacon-Wrapped Saddle, Rabbit Boudin Blanc, and Braised Shoulder with Savoy Cabbage, Turnips, and Radishes
Behind the scenes in the Beard House kitchen
Slow-Roasted Texas Axis Venison Sirloin and Shank Rillettes with Puréed Celery Root, Broccolini, Crispy Cauliflower, and Venison Sauce with Sage and Winter Savory
Florida Grapefruit Sorbet with Kaffir Lime Custard
Frozen Peanut Butter Mousse with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Caramelized Peanut Praline, and Peanut and Chocolate Powders
Champe and Lisa Speidel after service
Dinner

American Elegance

Champe and Lisa Speidel

Persimmon, Bristol, RI; and Persimmon Provisions, Barrington, RI

In the quaint, seaside town of Bristol, the bright and modern American cooking of husband-and-wife team Champe and Lisa Speidel lures in food lovers from all over the region. (It’s no surprise that Champe is also a two-time JBF Award semifinalist.) Join us when the couple returns to the Beard House.

Event photos taken by Jeffrey Gurwin.

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  • Hors d’Oeuvre

    • Rhode Island Beef Tartare with Anchovy Mayonnaise, Petite Celery, and Toasted Hazelnuts
    • Crispy Narragansett Bay Clam Fritters with Chorizo Aïoli
    • Creamy Glazed Sunchoke Soup with Black Truffle Royale, Celery, and Black Trumpet Mushrooms
    • Slow-Poached Quail Egg with House-Cured Lamb Pancetta, Maple, Sage, and Spiced Bread Crumbs
    • Champagne Thierry Triolet Grande Réserve NV
  • Dinner

    • Warm Pork Head Terrine with Glazed, Pickled, and Raw Vegetables and Petite Herbs and Flowers
    • Francine et Olivier Savary Fourchaume 1er Cru Chablis 2004
    • Crispy Point Judith Fluke with Buttered Lobster, Octopus, Sea Urchin, and Scallop Ragoût and Saffron, Fennel, and Tomato Confit Bouillabaisse Jus
    • Donkey & Goat Stone Crusher Roussanne 2011
    • Vermont Rabbit Three Ways > Bacon-Wrapped Saddle, Rabbit Boudin Blanc, and Braised Shoulder with Savoy Cabbage, Turnips, and Radishes
    • Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Côtes de Brouilly 2009
    • Slow-Roasted Texas Axis Venison Sirloin and Shank Rillettes with Puréed Celery Root, Broccolini, Crispy Cauliflower, and Venison Sauce with Sage and Winter Savory
    • Brovia Vignavillej Dolcetto d’Alba 2010
    • Florida Grapefruit Sorbet with Kaffir Lime Custard
    • Frozen Peanut Butter Mousse with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Caramelized Peanut Praline, and Peanut and Chocolate Powders
    • De Forville Moscato d’Asti 2011

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  • Tue, 02.26.2013
  • 7:00 PM
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