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On the Menu: Four Seasons of Pasta

Maggie Borden

December 07, 2016


Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.

Beard on Books, 12:00 P.M.
Sara Jenkins, The Four Seasons of Pasta

When it comes to Italian fare, it’s hard to beat the powerhouse mother-daughter duo of Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins. The two combine backgrounds in food writing and fine dining through Nancy’s extensive work as a journalist and cookbook author and Sara’s two New York City hot spots Porsena and Porchetta. Now the pair has joined forces for their new tome, The Four Seasons of Pasta, an exploration of Italian noodles through the lens of a seasonal American menu. Featuring more than 120 recipes covering both weeknight meals and ambitious dinner party-worthy dishes, The Four Seasons of Pasta proves that dining is best as a family affair.

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Savannah Hot Spot, 7:00 P.M.
Mashama Bailey, The Grey, Savannah, GA

Savannah standout the Grey draws diners from across the country seeking to be transported by the eatery’s celebrated modern take on Southern fare. That’s due in large part to Mashama Bailey, a Gabrielle Hamilton protégée who earned the restaurant raves from Esquire and Food & Wine and a Beard Award semifinalist nod in 2015. Tonight she’s bringing her signature style to the Beard House, with dishes like Dirty Rice–Stuffed Fig Leaves; Red Pea Pancakes with Whipped Lardo; and Country Captain Chicken with Trencher.

See the full menu below: 

Hors d’Oeuvre

Wild Georgia Oysters with Muscadine Mignonette

Avocado and Benne Seed Crackers

Dirty Rice–Stuffed Fig Leaves

Red Pea Pancakes with Whipped Lardo


Seared Snapper with Smoky Fumet, Lima Beans, and Sautéed Greens

Dandelion Green Salad with Roasted Squash, Toasted Pecans, and Red Wine Vinegar

Spicy Eggplant with Peanuts and Thai Basil

Country Captain Chicken with Trencher

Caramel–Apple Cake with Almond Praline and Caramel Frosting

A selection of fine wines will be served with this dinner.

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