JBF Gala

New York, New York

A celebration of the culinary legacy of New York City. Reserve seats and tables here.

Bid now on dining, travel, and other exciting items in our online silent auction!

 

Participants

JBF Award Winner Daniel Humm 
Eleven Madison Park, NYC

JBF Award Winner Amanda Freitag
Food Network’s Chopped and American Diner Revival 

JBF Award Winner Marcus Samuelsson
Red Rooster Harlem, NYC

Pastry Chef Ghaya Oliveira 
Daniel, NYC

Host Chef Jonathan Wright
Rainbow Room, NYC

Host Pastry Chef Thierry Delourneaux
Rainbow Room, NYC

Mixologist Julie Reiner
Clover Club, Brooklyn, NY

JBF Award Winning–Drinks Historian David Wondrich
Brooklyn, NY

Auctioneer Billy Harris
Hanging with Harris

 

Honorary Chairs
Ted Allen 
Martha Stewart
Carla Hall

Event Chairs
Henni and John Kessler

Vice Chairs
Ellen Hanson and Richard Perlman

 

Featuring live music by Joelle & The Pinehurst Trio

 

Event Details

VIP Reception: 7:00 P.M.

Reception and Silent Auction: 7:30 P.M.

Dinner and Live Auction: 8:15 P.M.

 

RSVP

For table purchases: Kris Moon at 212.627.5252 or kmoon@jamesbeard.org

For ticket purchases: JBF reservations at 212.627.2308

 

Support Levels

Host member ticket: $750

Host general public ticket: $1,000

Benefactor ticket: $1,500

Benefactor table of 10: $15,000

Vice chair table of 10: $20,000

Event chair table of 10: $25,000

Support at the benefactor level and above includes an exclusive VIP reception, premier seating, and a special gift bag.

 

MENU

  • VIP Reception

    • Chicken and Foie Gras Pâté with Cracklings
    • Bonito-Poached Turnips with Warm Smoked Salmon and Caviar
    • Parmigiano-Reggiano Sablé with Black Truffle Crème Fraîche
  • General Reception

    • Chicken and Foie Gras Pâté with Cracklings
    • Serrano Ham and Roast Chicken Croquettes with Onion Jam
    • Hepworth Farms Turnip with Pickled Rutabaga and Sesame
    • Compressed Watermelon with Scallop Ceviche, Chile Tapioca, Red Shiso, and Blood Orange
    • Everything Pretzel Gougères with Smoked Salmon
    • Eckerton Farms Radishes with Brown Butter–Rosemary Mayonnaise
    • Anchovy Straws
    • Gin Blossom > Farmer’s Botanical Gin with Martini Bianco Vermouth, Blume Marillen Apricot Eau-de-Vie, and Orange Bitters
    • New York Sour > Michter’s Straight Rye Whiskey with Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, and Medium-Bodied Red Wine Float 
    • Cocktails by David Wondrich
    • The Huntsman > Crop Vodka with Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, Lime Juice, and Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
    • The Manhattan Club’s Manhattan > Michter’s Straight Rye Whiskey with Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and Tempus Fugit Abbott’s Bitters
  • VIP Reception Wines
    • Chamisal Vineyards Edna Valley Chardonnay 2013
    • Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    • Champagne A. Bergère Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut NV​
  • General Reception Wines

    • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc–Viognier 2014
    • Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
    • Champagne A. Bergère Brut Rosé NV​

 

Dinner

  • Amanda Freitag
  • Autumn Roots and Herbs > Creamed and Shaved Parsnips with Pickled Turnips, Carrot–Coriander Infusion, Celery Leaf Salad, and Anchovy Vinaigrette

    • Chamisal Vineyards Califa Selection Chardonnay 2013​
       
  • Jonathan Wright
  • Petit Pate Landaise > Duck Confit with Foie Gras, Truffles, Cured Duck Ham, Pickled Mushrooms, and Walnut Vinaigrette

    • Archery Summit Arcus Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2013
       
  • Marcus Samuelsson
  • Smoked Arctic Char and Beef with Marrow Dumpling, Apple–Miso Broth, and Chicken Skin Salad

    • Seghesio Family Vineyards Home Ranch Zinfandel 2013
       
  • Daniel Humm
  • Red Wine–Braised Veal Cheek with Celery Root Purée and Black Truffles

    • Pine Ridge Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
       

Dessert Lounge 

  • Thierry Delourneaux

    • Petit Desserts: 
    • Chocolate and Yogurt Rice Pudding
    • Strawberry Choux à la Mode
    • Milk Chocolate–Peanut Tarts
    • Vanilla Streusel with Ivory Crémeux and Raspberry Marshmallow
    • Praline and Chocolate Gâteaux
    • Orange Panna Cotta with Lime Meringue
    • Petit Fours:
    • Pistachio Madeleines
    • Raspberry Lollipops
    • Chocolate Truffles
    • Chocolate–Chestnut Macaroons
    • Passion Fruit Marshmallows
  •  
  • ​Ghaya Oliveira

    • Petit Desserts: 
    • Chestnut Mont Blanc
    • Caraïbe and Cranberry Cubes
    • Orange Blossom Religieuse
    • Coffee Jivara and Ginger Tarts
    • Hazelnut Financiers with Gianduja Mousse
    • Banana and Passion Fruit Bavarois with Coconut Chantilly
    • Petit Fours:
    • Mushroom Licorice
    • Pomme Tatin Pomponettes
    • Yuzu and Pistachio Squares
    • Salted Caramel Cups
    • Vanilla Canelés with Rhum Ganache
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    • Foro Amaro​
    • Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon  
    • Seghesio Family Vineyards Dionigia 2010
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  • Wine pairings courtesy of Crimson Wine Group
  • Saratoga Spring Water
  • Lavazza Espresso
  • Urbani Truffle
  • Tom Cat Bakery

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February 2016

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Splash of Winter Rosé Mon, 02.01.2016
 
Five-Star Winter Elegance Tue, 02.02.2016
 
Beard on Books Wed, 02.03.2016
 
Salmon Seduction Wed, 02.03.2016
 
Flavors of Veneto Thu, 02.04.2016
 
Maui, HI Fri, 02.05.2016
 
San Diego Hot Spot Fri, 02.05.2016
 
Maui, HI Fri, 02.05.2016
 
Luxurious Kaiseki Sat, 02.06.2016
 
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Mardi Gras Mystique Tue, 02.09.2016
 
Feast of the Senses Wed, 02.10.2016
 
Pocono Mountain Retreat Thu, 02.11.2016
 
Southern Social Fri, 02.12.2016
 
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New Orleans Charm Wed, 02.17.2016
 
The Art of the Chef Thu, 02.18.2016
 
Rustic Italian Fri, 02.19.2016
 
Neighborhood Gem Sat, 02.20.2016
 
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Toast of Montauk Wed, 02.24.2016
 
New-School Italian Thu, 02.25.2016
 
Beetlebung Farm Supper Fri, 02.26.2016
 
 
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Bold Asian Flavor Mon, 02.29.2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
JBF Kitchen Cam

        

 

Gourmet Settings

      Lavazza

                        Michter's

 

            Saratoga