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On the Menu: Beet Tartare with Fourme d’Ambert + Taste America

Maggie Borden

September 23, 2016

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Here’s a taste of what’s on tap this weekend at JBF.


Friday, September 23

Taste America: Phoenix, 6:00 P.M.
All-Star JBF Award Winner Amanda Freitag, Food Network’s Chopped and American Diner Revival / Local Star James Beard Award Winner Christopher Gross, Christopher’s and Crush Lounge, Phoenix 

Friday evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Arizona’s finest chefs. Then you’ll enjoy a unique three-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Amanda Freitag, Local Star Christopher Gross, and Host Chef Dushyant Singh, followed by desserts served under the stars. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.

Visit jbftasteamerica.org to reserve tickets and view a complete list of events, participating chefs, and more details about our weekend in Phoenix.

 

Taste America: Los Angeles, 6:00 P.M.
All-Star James Beard Award Winner Scott Conant, Impero Caffè, NYC / Local Star Curtis Stone, Gwen, Hollywood, CA 

The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Los Angeles’s finest chefs. Then you’ll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Scott Conant, Local Star Curtis Stone, and Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience. 

Visit jbftasteamerica.org to reserve tickets and view a complete list of events, participating chefs, and more details about our weekend in Los Angeles.

 

Upstate Bounty, 7:00 P.M.
Chance Bear, Lincklaen House, Cazenovia, NY / Kris Angle, Main St. 88 Tavern, Sidney, NY / Anthony Donofrio, Modern Malt, Syracuse, NY / Jason Jessmore,
SKY Armory, Syracuse, NY / Stephen Landon, Stones Farm Fresh, Syracuse, NY / Michael Sheets, Hospitality Concepts Group, Hamilton, NY / Torrey Grant, Liquor City, Fayetteville, NY 

Versatile chef Chance Bear has impressed Beard House guests with his dinners focusing on Italy, Iran, and, most recently, upstate New York. For his fourth appearance, he’ll revisit the Empire State, leading an all-new team of culinary comrades for an elegant expression of the region’s early autumn abundance. Expect plates like Young Pumpkin Gnocchi with Upstate Cheddar; Butter-Roasted Monkfish with 80-Day-Aged Mole and Vegetable Textures; and Frenched Boar Chop with Braised Boar–Blueberry Agnolotti and Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace.


See the full menu below: 

Hors d’Oeuvre

Sambal Tuna with Avocado Purée and Soy Cucumbers 

Buffalo Wings > Blue Cheese–Cayenne Spheres with Crispy Chicken 

Young Pumpkin Gnocchi with Upstate Cheddar 

Hanger Steak with Fried Sweet Chile Hollandaise

The Fifth Avenue > Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum with Port Wine and Cherries

The Bangkok > Sweet Chile Syrup with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Dinner

Butter-Roasted Monkfish with 80-Day-Aged Mole and Vegetable Textures 

Ravines Pinot Rosé NV

Salmon Tataki with White Beans, Garlic, Greens, and Fall Flavors Espuma

Thirsty Owl Wine Company Dry Riesling 2015

Foie Gras Torchon with Onions Nine Ways

Heron Hill Pinot Blanc 2015

Frenched Boar Chop with Braised Boar–Blueberry Agnolotti and Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace

Keuka Spring Cabernet Franc 2014

Pepper-Crusted Venison with Whole-Grain Mustard–Potato Purée, Roasted Autumn Vegetables, and Cabernet Franc Sauce

Standing Stone Vineyards Saperavi 2014

Chocolate Butter Cake with Crème Anglaise, Apple Preserves, and Nasturtium

Fox Run Vineyards Ruby Port NV

Check out the event listing for more information.


Saturday, September 24

Celebrity Chef Tour / Park City, UT, 6:30 P.M.
Host Chef Seth Adams / Tiffany Derry, Tiffany Derry Concepts / Bernard Guillas, The Marine Room, La Jolla, CA / Charlie Perry, Eva and Eva's Bakery, Salt Lake City / Jodie Rogers, Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT / Robert Valaika, Shabu, Park City, UT

Our national Celebrity Chef Tour dinner series is stopping in Park City, Utah, where a cadre of top toques is teaming up for an unforgettable meal. Hometown heroes like Seth Adams, Jodie Rogers, and Robert Valaika join culinary comrades from across the west for a one-night-only collaborative feast.
 
Check out the event listing for more information.


Great Plains Celebration, 7:00 P.M.
Joel Mahr and Owners/Sommeliers Johanna Marr and Brad Marr, Lot 2, Omaha, NE

Located in the ultra-hip Benson neighborhood, four-year-old Omaha eatery Lot 2 has steadily garnered acclaim, cementing its role as one of Nebraska’s tastemakers. With exceptional wine pairings by two of the city’s most pedigreed sommeliers, this Midwestern feast will highlight the farmers and ranchers who serve as the restaurant’s inspiration, with dishes like Pork Cheek Meatballs with Dried Currant Chutney; Rabbit–Sage Sausage with Parsnip Purée, Heirloom Carrots, and Red Wine Reduction; and Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Dried Fruit Chutney, Pumpkin Seed Granola, and Local Honey.


See the full menu below: 

Hors d’Oeuvre

Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Pickled Shallots

Pork Cheek Meatballs with Dried Currant Chutney

Pork Rillettes with Pickled Mustard Seeds and Green Onion Goat Cheese on Sourdough

Earl Grey Crackers with Raspberry Marmalade and Crème Fraîche

Ca’ Del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Brut NV 

Dinner

Beet Tartare with Fourme d’Ambert, Smoked Walnuts, Watercress, and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014

Tête de Cochon with Grits, Kale, and Bourbon Maple Syrup

Paul Achs Blaufränkisch Heideboden 2011

Rabbit–Sage Sausage with Parsnip Purée, Heirloom Carrots, and Red Wine Reduction

Olga Raffault Les Barnabés Chinon 2014

Imperial Wagyu Strip Loin with Potato Tot, Corn Relish, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Arugula

Lot 2 Red Blend 2014

Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Dried Fruit Chutney, Pumpkin Seed Granola, and Local Honey

Château Roûmieu-Lacoste Sauternes 2011

Check out the event listing for more information.

For all upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar