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On the Menu: Aureole Celebration


September 10, 2010


Christopher Lee and Charlie PalmerJBF Award winners Christopher Lee and Charlie Palmer

With critically acclaimed restaurants from coast to coast, JBF Award winner Charlie Palmer is a culinary trendsetter and a renowned restaurateur. To celebrate the 20-plus years of his flagship restaurant, Aureole, chefs from both the East and West Coast outposts of Palmer’s beloved eatery will converge at the Beard House for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner. Here's what's on the menu: Hors d’Oeuvre Chilled Summer Corn Soup with American Caviar Spicy Ahi Tuna Cannelloni with Avocado and Mango Chutney Herb-Roasted Ham Croque Monsieur with Black Truffles and Frisée Salad Veal Agnolotti with Artichokes, Époisses, and Tomato Consommé Pairing: Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut NV Dinner Chilled Alaskan King Crab with Heirloom Tomatoes, Watermelon, Basil, Aged Balsamic, and Green Peppercorn Aïoli Pairing: Barons de Rothschild-Lafite Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Blanc 2009 Whole-Roasted Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Vanilla and Star Anise–Caramelized Pineapple Pairing: Chateau de Cosse Sauternes 2006 Wild Striped Bass with Saffron Rice, Manila Clams, Sugar Snap Peas, Piquillo Peppers, and Sauce Pernod Pairing: Lucien Albrecht Pfingstberg Grand Cru Riesling 2005 Beef Duo > Short Rib Confit and Togarashi-Spiced Strip Loin with Peewee Potatoes,Ginger–Carrot Purée, and Jus Pairing: Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2007 Chilled Plum Soup with Green Grape Sorbet, Horchata Gelée, and Crispy Rice Pairing: Château de Jau Le Jaja de Jau Côtes du Roussillon Rosé 2009 Tropical Dark Chocolate Tart with Caramelized Bananas and Passion Fruit–Rum Essence Pairing: Clos de Paulilles Banyuls 2005