Todd Berry
Roberto Madrid
Douglas Rodriguez
Roberto Donna
Michael Ginor
Susur Lee
Levi Mezick
Nancy Silverton
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Scottsdale, AZ

Host Chefs Todd Berry, Roberto Madrid, and JBF Award Winner Douglas Rodriguez
deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa/ Scottsdale, AZ
JBF Award Winner Roberto Donna
Bice at the Citadel Scottsdale, AZ
JBF Award Winner Michael Ginor
Hudson Valley Foie Gras/ Ferndale, NY; and Lola/ Great Neck, NY
Susur Lee
Lee/ Toronto
Levi Mezick
1833/ Monterey, CA
JBF Award Winner Nancy Silverton
Mozza/ Los Angeles
Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez
Mozza/ Los Angeles

The luxurious Westin Kierland Resort & Spa offers up its breathtaking desert locale for this special Friends of James Beard Benefit. Join critically acclaimed host chefs Todd Berry, Roberto Madrid, and JBF Award winner Douglas Rodriguez, along with some of their talented colleagues, as they prepare a decadent and irresistible meal.

For reservations or more information, please call 888.695.0888 or visit


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Peruvian Papas Rellenas with Osetra Caviar and Pisco Sour Gelée
    • Apache Beef Tartare with Avocado and Doña Ines Flatbread
    • Platanos Maduros Gnocchi with Lobster Anticuchos
    • Aji Panca Lamb Lollipops with Truffled Lady Apple Chimichurri
    • Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV
    • Vie Vité Extraordinaire Rosé 2010
    • Trefethen Family Vineyards Dry Riesling 2010
  • Dinner
    • Poached and Chilled Lobster Medallions with Lychee, Fuji Apple, and Vanilla Phyllo
    • Trefethen Family Vineyards Harmony Chardonnay 2009
    • Hudson Valley Foie Gras Terrine with Duck Prosciutto and Spring Accompaniments
    • La Sirena Moscato Azul 2010
    • Pan-Roasted Black Cod with Bell Pepper Stew, Castelvetrano Olives, and Shellfish–Herb Broth
    • Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon’s Tooth 2008
    • Raviolini del Plin with Squab, Black Truffles, Beets, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Butter, and Sage
    • EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot Noir 2009
    • Cuban-Style Pork Belly with Razor Clam Sauce and Minted Rice
    • Etude Pinot Noir 2009
    • Spicy Marinated Lamb with Tropical Fruits
    • La Sirena Pirate TreasuRed 2008
    • Torta della Nonna with Honeycomb and Pine Nuts
    • Mer Soleil Late Harvest Viognier 2004

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  • Wed, 04.18.2012
  • 6:00 PM
  • Kierland Resort & Spa map
  • Members $175 / General Public $200
  • 888.695.0888
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