Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Bentonville, AR

Best of Bentonville

Sun, November 08, 2015

7:30 PM
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Member Price: $95 Public Price: $125 Please call 479.271.9153 or click here.

Host Chefs Bill Lyle and Culinary Director Case Dighero

Matthew Cooper and Michael Robertshaw
RopeSwing Group, Bentonville AR

Matthew McClure
The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel​ Bentonville, AR

Rob Nelson
Tusk and Trotter, Bentonville, AR

Luke Wetzel
Oven and Tap, Bentonville, AR

Please click here for tickets.


  • Duck Carnitas with KYYA Chocolate–Pumpkin Seed Mole, Black Apple–Butternut Salsa, Duck Skin Chicharrón, and Arkansas Rice Flour Crêpe
  • Coffee and Balsamic–Glazed and Applewood-Smoked Mason Creek Farm Pork Belly with Pickled Vegetables, High South Granola, and Scorpion Pepper–Black Apple Hot Sauce
  • Roasted Turkey Roulade with Braised Greens, Cornbread Purée, Turkey Jus, Cranberry, and Apple
  • Pork Merguez with Autumn Squash, Fermented Apples, and Yogurt
  • Sourdough Bread Pudding with A&A Orchard Apples, Leeks, Dates, and Sage
  • Elderberry and Hibiscus–Cured Alaskan King Salmon with Fennel Salad, Calabrian Chiles, Yuzu, and Mostarda
  • Apple Galette with Toasted Salted Caramel Marshmallow

Related Info

If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.