Events / Dinner

Battle of the Mediterranean: Sicily vs. Greece

Mon, July 23, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Michael Giletto

Still Water Restaurant, Aberdeen, NJ (opening summer 2018)

George Kyrtatas

SweetWater Bar & Grill, Cinnaminson, NJ

Separated only by the Ionian Sea, Greece and Sicily have been global food destinations since well before most maps were charted. Join us as Michael Giletto returns to the Beard House with his stunning flavors and Sicilian swagger to face off against television personality and award-winning Greek chef George Kyrtatas in a regional, seasonal cook-off of epic proportions.


Hors d'Oeuvre

Piedmontese Beef Carpaccio with Asparagus, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Herbs

Vongole Clams with Charred Leeks, Mustard Seeds, Coppa Secca, and Balsamic Powder

Tilihti Fetta me Meli ke Portokali > Goat–Sheep Feta–Stuffed Phyllo with Candied Orange Peel, Honey, and Sesame Seeds
Mousaka me Lahanika > Vegetarian Moussaka with Sous Vide Potato, Eggplant, Zucchini, Béchamel Sauce, and Kefalograviera Cheese


For the Table > Kalamata Olive–Rosemary Bread with Tirokafteri and Hummus

Crab with Passion Fruit, Tarragon, Pomegranate, and Honey

Mediterranean Langoustine with Brown Onion–Corn Broth, Caviar, and Coral Cracker

Mastic-Scented Baby Beets, Celery Root, and Shaved Radishes with Fennel, Tahini Yogurt, Sesame Seeds, Olive Oil Pearls, and Fried Mint

Grilled Octopus with Fava Beans, Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Roasted Red Pepper Purée, Walnut, and Pickled Red Onions

Pistachio and Burnt Caraway–Encrusted Beef Sirloin with Carrot, Oca Root, and Perricone Wine Dust

Dessert Duo > Lemon Cheesecake and Bougatsa me Kerasia with Custard-Filled Phyllo, Honey, Cinnamon, and Strawberry Pudding

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

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