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Eye Candy: Decadent Deviled Quail Eggs at Expo Milano

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

September 16, 2015


On any given day at Expo Milano, the first-ever food-focused world's fair that's been open in Milan since May, 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.

Last month, diners were treated to an extraordinary menu when the James Beard American Restaurant welcomed celebrated California chef Ken Frank. It's no surprise that Frank's tasting menu was a runaway success—after all, he helms the kitchen at one of Napa's legendary hot spots, La Toque. To give you a taste of his work at JBAR, here's a peek at Frank's stunning deviled quail eggs.

Beautiful in their simplicity, these tiny apertivi highlighted the creamy yolks to a masterful level. James Beard himself was a firm believer in the crowd-pleasing power of the deviled egg, stating: "No matter what else is served at a cocktail party, you will always find that a tray of stuffed eggs will be one of the most popular items. These disappear more rapidly than anything else." With their gorgeous presentation, Frank's deviled eggs stood out as an eye-catching (and delicious!) representation of modern American cuisine.


The USA Pavilion, themed "American Food 2.0," and Expo Milano will remain open through October.

See all upcoming USA Pavilion programming here. View our complete archive of Expo Milano coverage.

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit, where you can also sign up for the official newsletter. You can also follow the project on Twitter and Instagram. Visit the James Beard American Restaurant page for updates about visiting chefs, and follow the restaurant on Facebook.  

To learn more about Expo Milano, visit and follow the fair on Twitter and Instagram.