Events / Dinner

Buddha's Birthday

In Partnership with Luckyrice Festival

Tue, May 19, 2015

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Reservations Policy

Will Horowitz

Ducks Eatery - NYC

Buddhism counts nearly half a billion adherents worldwide who follow Siddhartha Gautama’s teachings. In honor of the sage’s birthday, practicing Buddhist and celebrated chef Will Horowitz, along with his talented colleagues, will use a mastery of terroir to guide diners on an enlightening journey inspired by the life of the Buddha and the myriad cultures influenced by his philosophy.

Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.​

Menu

  • Hors d’oeuvre
    • Assorted Cured and Curried Shellfish Conserva
    • Crispy Rice Cakes with Lacto-Fermented Parsnips and Cardamom Jam
    • Yak Sukuti > Dried Yak with Toasted Fennel Seeds and Chiles in Poached Onion Bulb Cups
    • FEELING SHEEPISH > CHAMOMILE-INFUSED BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® EAST GIN WITH GINGER SYRUP, SIMPLE SYRUP, LEMON JUICE, SODA WATER, BITTERCUBE BOLIVAR BITTERS, AND LEMON PEELS
    • EAST & TONIC > BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® EAST GIN WITH FEVER-TREE TONIC WATER, LEMONGRASS STALKS, MINT SPRIGS, LIME SLICES, ORANGE TWISTS, AND JUNIPER BERRIES
    • Pleasant Thinking > Bombay Sapphire® East Gin with Lemon Juice, Green Apple Cordial, Cardamom Bitters, and Ground Peppercorns 
  • Dinner
    • Birth > Farm Egg with Beets, Soy Milk, and Spices
    • Hakkaisan Sparkling Nigori Sake NV
    • Extravagance > Smoked Sable Mousse with Burnt Cream, Green Strawberry–Champagne Aspic, and Gilded Caviar
    • Amabuki Ichigo Strawberry Yeast Junmai Ginjo Nama Sake NV
    • Abandonment > Sassafras-Braised Burdock Root with Sassafras Leaf Chips, and Lichen–Sumac Berry Salad
    • Amabuki Himawari Sunflower Yeast Junmai Ginjo Nama Sake NV
    • Balance > Roasted Crescent Duck Farm Duck with Yogurt, Black Limes, Smoked Lavender Oil, and Fermented Rhubarb
    • Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Southern Beauty Junmai Sake NV
    • Awakening > Hot-Smoked Long Island Eel with Freeze-Dried Mandarin Oranges, Green Peas, Spruce, and Butter Tea
    • Tengumai Umajun Junmai Sake NV
    • Death > Farm Egg with Beets, Soy Milk, and Spices
    • Nanbu Bijin All Kohi Umeshu Plum Sake NV

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