Juan Carlos Gonzalez and his team at the James Beard House
Conch Beignets with Ghost Pepper–Guava Jelly, DonQ Rum, and Crystal Hot Sauce–Mango Aïoli
Char-Broiled Louisiana Oysters with Black Garlic, Plugrá Butter, Three-Month-Aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Culantro
Spirited Pumpkin–Chicken Liver Pâté with Pickled Butternut Squash in Savory Cones
Spiced Pecan Butter–Stuffed Figs with Red Onion Jam and Bûcheron Cheese
Rich Girl Po’ Boy > Savory Blue Crab Ladyfinger with Blue Crab Mousse, Cajun Bowfin Caviar, Louisiana Softshell Crab Bisque Shooter, and Citrus-Marinated Crab Claw Fingers
Cracklin’ Crusted Ahi Tuna with Royal Red Shrimp Maque Choux, Crab Boil Lentils, Chile-Roasted Garlic, Lemon Confit, and Puerto Rican Sofrito
Foie Gras–Duck Leg Piñon with Ripe Plantains, Chicory Coffee–Braised Duck, Creole Cream Cheese, Foie Gras Torchon, Duck Bacon, Roti, and Buffalo Trace–Spiced Golden Currant–Duck Jus
Pork Cheek–Lengua Fricassee with Slow-Cooked Caramelized Pearl Onions, Root Vegetables, Mustard Greens, and Red Wine–Trotter Demi-Glace
Cherries Jubilee–White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Coquito Ice Cream
Juan Carlos Gonzalez at the James Beard House
Behind the scenes in the James Beard House kitchen
Dinner

Spirit of Bourbon Street

Juan Carlos Gonzalez

SoBou, New Orleans

After a decade working for the famed Brennan family, Juan Carlos Gonzalez is now leading their latest expansion by blending his Puerto Rican heritage with the culture of his adopted city of New Orleans. His upscale take on Creole street food has landed SoBou a spot on Esquire magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2012.

Event photos taken by Jeffrey Gurwin.

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  • Hors d’Oeuvre    

    • Conch Beignets with Ghost Pepper–Guava Jelly, DonQ Rum, and Crystal Hot Sauce–Mango Aïoli
    • Char-Broiled Louisiana Oysters with Black Garlic, Plugrá Butter, Three-Month-Aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Culantro
    • Spirited Pumpkin–Chicken Liver Pâté with Pickled Butternut Squash in Savory Cones
    • Spiced Pecan Butter–Stuffed Figs with Red Onion Jam and Bûcheron Cheese
    • Lady Ella > Lillet Rosé with Housemade Pomegranate Syrup, Housemade Rhubarb–Filé Bitters, Sparkling Wine, and Lemon Twist
    • Cajun Sazerac > Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum with Steen’s Pure Cane Syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters, and Herbsaint Rinse
  • Dinner

    • Rich Girl Po’ Boy > Savory Blue Crab Ladyfinger with Blue Crab Mousse, Cajun Bowfin Caviar, Louisiana Softshell Crab Bisque Shooter, and Citrus-Marinated Crab Claw Fingers
    • Maison Champy en Caradeux Pernand-Vergelesses Premier Cru 2010
    • Cracklin’ Crusted Ahi Tuna with Royal Red Shrimp Maque Choux, Crab Boil Lentils, Chile-Roasted Garlic, Lemon Confit, and Puerto Rican Sofrito
    • Château Olivier Grand Cru Classé de Graves Blanc 2010
    • Foie Gras–Duck Leg Piñon with Ripe Plantains, Chicory Coffee–Braised Duck, Creole Cream Cheese, Foie Gras Torchon, Duck Bacon, Roti, and Buffalo Trace–Spiced Golden Currant–Duck Jus 
    • Paul-Marie et Fils Très Vieux No. Seven Pineau des Charentes NV
    • Pork Cheek–Lengua Fricassee with Slow-Cooked Caramelized Pearl Onions, Root Vegetables, Mustard Greens, and Red Wine–Trotter Demi-Glace
    • Château Olivier Grand Cru Classé de Graves Rouge 2001
    • Cherries Jubilee–White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Coquito Ice Cream
    • Sicilian Negroni > Bayou White Rum with Averna, Sweet Vermouth, New Orleans Coffee Bitters, and Orange Oil

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