Events / Dinner

Benchmark Holiday

Thu, December 11, 2014

8:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Jordan Mackey

Hotel Contessa - San Antonio

For this acclaimed dining group’s annual Beard House sojourn, a talented team of Benchmark chefs will prepare a sumptuous winter feast that highlights an array of tempting game meats. Join us for this spectacular, seasonally driven menu at one of our favorite perennial events.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Oregon Elk Tartare with Charred Walla Walla Onion Jam on Lavash
    • Humboldt Fog–Medjool Date Jam Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Brioche with Truffled Butternut Bisque
    • Broken Arrow Ranch Dorper Lamb Shoulder Rillette Cigarillos with Brazos Valley Eden Fonduta Cheese and Texas Barbecued Pecans
    • Sous Vide Pleasant Meadows Farms Goat Cheeks with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Dijonnaise
    • Juniper and Pomegranate–Marinated, Spice-Crusted Venison on Rosemary Skewers
    • The Manhattan Holiday Signature Cocktails
    • Champagne Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Rosé NV
  • Dinner
    • Maple and Miso–Marinated Neah Bay Black Cod with Cedar, Whiskey, Brussels Sprouts, Dates, Bacon, and Pears
    • Wölffer Estate The Grapes of Roth Dry Riesling 2013 
    • Forest Fed Tamworth Pig Belly with Byrd Mill Virginia Stone-Ground Grits, Lacinato Kale, Cheddar, Stout, Parsnips, and Huckleberries
    • Prince Michel Barrel Select Chardonnay 2010
    • Bear Mountain Bison Short Ribs with Parsnip–Celery Root Soup, Quail Egg, Bacon Whipped Cream, Buttery Brioche Crumbs, and Black Truffles
    • Mark Ryan Winery Lost Soul Red Willow Vineyard Syrah 2012 
    • Roasted Mint Creek Farm Veal Loin with Braised Veal Cheek, Crispy Veal Sweetbreads, Charred Leeks, Roasted Garlic Aïoli, Carrot Purée, Pickled Shallots, Mustard Seeds, Veal Jus, and Micro-Herbs
    • Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2012​
    • Pleasant View Farm Foie Gras–Stuffed Doughnut Holes with Vanilla Bean Gastrique and Candied Bacon Jam
    • Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port NV​

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