Events / Dinner

Allure of the Spice Trail

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Tue, March 08, 2016

8:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Cassie Piuma

Sarma, Somerville, MA

After years of honing her craft at JBF Award winner Ana Sortun’s Oleana, Cassie Piuma opened the meze mecca Sarma to rave reviews. Join us on International Women’s Day as Piuma treats Beard House diners to a feast honoring the culinary contributions of women across the globe.

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  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Potato Spanakopita with Cucumber Tzatziki, Black Truffles, and Shiitakes
    • Lettuce Wraps with Salmon Falafel, Whipped Avocado, and Mango Pickles
    • Sesame-Crusted Fried Chicken with Dried Green Chiles and Tahini Rémoulade
    • Charred Broccoli with Green Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spicy Peanut Dukkah
    • Eggplant-Wrapped Haloumi Cheese with Pomegranate, Muhammara, and Mint
    • Bisson Glera Vino Frizzante 2014
  • Dinner
    • Bread Service > Gyro Bread with Za’atar, Olive Oil, and Yogurt Cheese
    • Seven-Layer Hummus 
    • Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin with Manzanilla Sherry, Lemon, and Olives
    • Crab–Red Lentil Kibbeh with Coconut Curry, Green Papaya, and Zhoug​
    • Ferrando La Torrazza Erbaluce di Caluso 2013​
    • Tunisian Steak Tartare with Soft-Boiled Egg, Pickles, and Pita
    • Domaine de la Petite Mairie Cuvée des Galluches Bourgueil 2012
    • Brussels Sprout Bravas with Chorizo and Hazelnut Migas
    • ​Domaine de Montbourgeau L’Etoile Jura 2012 
    • Barbecued Harissa Duck with Orange Blossom, Carrots, and Pistachios; Sweet Potato Pancakes with Goat Cheese and Salty Date Butter; and Beets with Chermoula, Citrus, and Crispy Quinoa
    • Alain Graillot Syrocco 2011
    • Ricotta Loukoumades with Halvah Caramel and Sesame-Coated Cashews

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