Events / Dinner

American Elegance

Tue, February 26, 2013

8:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Reservations Policy

Champe and Lisa Speidel

Persimmon, Bristol, RI; and Persimmon Provisions, Barrington, RI

In the quaint, seaside town of Bristol, the bright and modern American cooking of husband-and-wife team Champe and Lisa Speidel lures in food lovers from all over the region. (It’s no surprise that Champe is also a two-time JBF Award semifinalist.) Join us when the couple returns to the Beard House.

Event photos taken by Jeffrey Gurwin.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Rhode Island Beef Tartare with Anchovy Mayonnaise, Petite Celery, and Toasted Hazelnuts
    • Crispy Narragansett Bay Clam Fritters with Chorizo Aïoli
    • Creamy Glazed Sunchoke Soup with Black Truffle Royale, Celery, and Black Trumpet Mushrooms
    • Slow-Poached Quail Egg with House-Cured Lamb Pancetta, Maple, Sage, and Spiced Bread Crumbs
    • Champagne Thierry Triolet Grande Réserve NV
  • Dinner
    • Warm Pork Head Terrine with Glazed, Pickled, and Raw Vegetables and Petite Herbs and Flowers
    • Francine et Olivier Savary Fourchaume 1er Cru Chablis 2004
    • Crispy Point Judith Fluke with Buttered Lobster, Octopus, Sea Urchin, and Scallop Ragoût and Saffron, Fennel, and Tomato Confit Bouillabaisse Jus
    • Donkey & Goat Stone Crusher Roussanne 2011
    • Vermont Rabbit Three Ways > Bacon-Wrapped Saddle, Rabbit Boudin Blanc, and Braised Shoulder with Savoy Cabbage, Turnips, and Radishes
    • Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Côtes de Brouilly 2009
    • Slow-Roasted Texas Axis Venison Sirloin and Shank Rillettes with Puréed Celery Root, Broccolini, Crispy Cauliflower, and Venison Sauce with Sage and Winter Savory
    • Brovia Vignavillej Dolcetto d’Alba 2010
    • Florida Grapefruit Sorbet with Kaffir Lime Custard
    • Frozen Peanut Butter Mousse with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Caramelized Peanut Praline, and Peanut and Chocolate Powders
    • De Forville Moscato d’Asti 2011