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On the Menu: Smoked Brisket Empanadas

Maggie Borden

December 02, 2016

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

 

Friday, December 2


Indy Chefs Take on the Big Apple, 7:00 P.M.
Craig Baker, Plow & Anchor, Indianapolis; and the Local Eatery & Pub, Westfield, IN / Abbi Merriss, Bluebeard, Indianapolis / Pat Niebling, 3 Floyds Brewpub, Munster, IN / Alan Sternberg, Cerulean, Indianapolis

The Hoosier State may stake its reputation on athletics, but recently its dining scene has been the one nabbing trophies. Tonight at the Beard House we’re offering a sampling of the wide diversity of Indy flavors, from gastro fare to modern American cuisine to the acclaimed small plates at 2013 Beard Award semifinalist Bluebeard, featuring dishes like Collard Green Beignets with Feta and Benne; Maple Leaf Duck Breast with Merguez, Baby Bok Choy, Salsify, and Cranberry Jus; and Lamb with Anchovy–Miso Cream, Sunchoke Confit, Plums, Radishes, and Smoked Butter.


See the full menu below: 

Hors d’Oeuvre

Shrimp Sausages with Horseradish and Lemons on Crackers

Smoked Trout Brandade with Steelhead Roe, Crème Fraîche, and Dill

Pork Hearts with Uni Yogurt, Apple Kimchi, Pickled Ramps, and Chicharonnes 

Collard Green Beignets with Feta and Benne 

Dinner

Monkfish Liver Terrine with Cured-and-Smoked Hamachi, Shaved Radishes, Celeriac Wasabi, Scallions, and White Wine–Lemongrass Ponzu

Maple Leaf Duck Breast with Merguez, Baby Bok Choy, Salsify, and Cranberry Jus

Lamb with Anchovy–Miso Cream, Sunchoke Confit, Plums, Radishes, and Smoked Butter

Beef Cheek with Parsnip Mousseline, Black Truffle Jus, Carrot Gnocchi, and Spicy Carrot Greens

Deconstructed Sugar Cream Pie > Bacon-Infused Sugar Cream with Dehydrated Corn Milk, Maple, Black Walnut Brittle, Butternut Squash, and Bacon Fat Crust

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

Check out the event listing for more information.

 


Saturday, December 3


Sip and Savor Sarasota, 7:00 P.M.
Christopher Covelli, Florida Winefest & Auction, Sarasota, FL / Paul Mattison, Mattison’s Bayside, Mattison’s City Grille, Mattison’s Forty-One, and Mattison’s Catering, Sarasota, FL

For this special dinner, we’ve partnered with Florida Winefest & Auction to bring the oenophile-oriented cuisine of Sarasota stars Christopher Covelli and Paul Mattison to the Beard House. These culinary comrades will prepare an elegant winter menu featuring local Florida ingredients perfectly paired with exceptional California wines. Expect plates like Fennel Pollen–Crusted Poulet Rouge Meatballs with Fig Puddles; Florida Sunshine Citrus Salt–Crusted Scallop with Sorrel Butter, Oyster Mushrooms, and Stewed Leeks; and Bison Raviolo with Cipollini Cream, Roasted Tomatoes, and Demi-Glace Drizzle.


See the full menu below:

Hors d’Oeuvre

Fennel Pollen–Crusted Poulet Rouge Meatballs with Fig Puddles

Mediterranean Ceviche Spoons

Smoked Brisket Empanadas

Yellow Beet Ravioli with Roasted Garlic Hummus

Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2014

Dinner

Florida Sunshine Citrus Salt–Crusted Scallop with Sorrel Butter, Oyster Mushrooms, and Stewed Leeks

Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Smoked Salmon with Smoked Avocado Honey on White Truffle Blini

Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay 2014

Bison Raviolo with Cipollini Cream, Roasted Tomatoes, and Demi-Glace Drizzle

Emmolo Merlot 2013

Quail with Macadamia–Grand Marnier Stuffing and Brussels Sprout Galette

Voyage 3 Red Schooner Malbec NV

Beef Tenderloin Tournedos Rossini with Truffle-Mashed Potatoes and Buttered Spinach

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Curry Gelato

Conundrum 25th Anniversary 2014


Sunday, December 4

15th Annual JBF Greens Holiday Party, 6:00 P.M.
Sherry Blockinger, Sherry B Dessert Studio, Chappaqua, NY / Robert Austin Cho, Kimchi Smoke, NYC / Matt Conroy, Virginia's, NYC / Albert Di Meglio, Barano, Brooklyn, NY / Jonah Miller, Huertas, NYC / Les Trois Petits Cochons, NYC 

Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) as we celebrate the season at our annual holiday party. Don't miss this chance to explore our namesake’s home and sample culinary delights from some of the city's most exciting chefs. Festive craft cocktails by Plymouth Gin, wines from Palm Bay International, and Casa Modelo beers will keep everyone in good spirits. A goodie bag and heaps of holiday cheer are guaranteed. Expect seasonal treats like Smoked Pork Belly with Bourbon–Chipotle Sauce, Smoked Kimchi, Cheese, and Bacon on Miniature Glazed Doughnuts; Chicken Liver with Apples, Pickled Onions, and Vermont Maple Syrup; and Smoked Stracciatella with Lamb Prosciutto and Spiced Broccoli Bruschetta.

See the full menu below:

Robert Austin Cho
Baby Chonut XXX > Smoked Pork Belly with Bourbon–Chipotle Sauce, Smoked Kimchi, Cheese, and Bacon on Miniature Glazed Doughnuts

Not Cho Mama’s Chili > Smoked Kimchi with Brisket–Pork Burnt Ends, Chili, Cheese, and Scallions

Bad as Texas Brisket > 12-Hour Oak-Smoked Brisket

Matt Conroy
Lamb Tartare with Harissa on Olive–Sesame Crackers

Pastrami Duck Hearts with Pickled Mustard Seeds, Cabbage, and Fried Brioche

Chicken Liver with Apples, Pickled Onions, and Vermont Maple Syrup

Albert Di Meglio
Roasted Octopus with Farro, Candied Pine Nuts, Pickled Radishes, and Mint Pesto

Smoked Stracciatella with Lamb Prosciutto and Spiced Broccoli Bruschetta

Arso Tortellini with Pistachio–Herb Pesto, Fresno Chiles, and Trumpet Mushrooms

Jonah Miller
Gildas > White Anchovies with Pickled Peppers, and Manzanilla Olives

Shrimp and Egg > Egg Salad with Poached Shrimp on Toast

Duck Croquetas

Sherry Blockinger
Electric Cherry > Miniature Ice Cream Sandwiches with Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate, Maraschino Liqueur–Soaked Luxardo Cherries, and Pink Maraschino Cake

Shot in the Dark > Miniature Ice Cream Sandwiches with Alcohol-Infused Chocolate Ice Cream and Chocolate Cake

Warm and Toasty > Spiced White Hot Chocolate with Smoked-and-Toasted Marshmallows and Shortbread Cookie Sticks


Check out the event listing for more information.

 

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