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:
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
Gildas > White Anchovies with Pickled Peppers, and Manzanilla Olives
Shrimp and Egg > Egg Salad with Poached Shrimp on Toast
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
For all upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar.