Events / Dinner

Celebrating a Legend: Miss Ella

Dinner includes a signed copy of "Miss Ella of Commander's Palace."

Wed, February 01, 2017

The Beard House
Member Price: $160 Public Price: $210 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Tory McPhail

Commander's Palace, New Orleans

Arguably the matriarch of the New Orleans restaurant industry, Ella Brennan is the driving force behind Crescent City landmark Commander’s Palace and its multiple James Beard Awards. Join us as we honor this Creole cuisine icon through a celebration of Miss Ella’s favorite dishes by JBF Award–winning chef Tory McPhail.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Pork Pastrami with Mustard–Vinegar Whipped Fat on Buttermilk Biscuits

Petite Oyster–Pork Belly Domes with Double Cream and Herbsaint Liqueur

Creole Cream Cheese Croquettes with Smoked Tomatoes, Grilled Peppers, and Roasted Garlic and Basil–Infused Sea Salt

Champagne Trepo Leriguier Songe d’Une Nuit de Vendanges Extra Brut 2008


Cracked Louisiana Blue Crabs with Meyer Lemon–Pickled Jumbo Lump Crab, Salt-Cured Crab Fat, Cocktail Claws, and Crispy Back Fin Beignets

Château de la Font du Loup Signature Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2015

Redfish Haute Creole > Salted Redfish with 30-Second Collard Greens, Roasted Leeks, Butternut Squash, Charred Parsley, and Lemon-Smashed Fish Bone Butter

Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2014

Tangerine Jam–Lacquered Texas Quail with Louisiana Popcorn, Wild Rice–Yeast Roll Dressing, Tasso-Braised Cabbage, Chicory Coffee Quail Jus, and Crystal Hot Sauce Pepper Jelly

Château de la Font du Loup Signature Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 2015

Cassoulet > Colorado Lamb Neck, Colorado Lamb Smoker Confit, and Spicy Lamb Sausage with Puréed Louisiana Red and White Beans, Lemon Gremolata, and Rich Lamb Jus Roti

Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2014

Château de la Font du Loup Le Puy Rolland Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2004

Crêpe Souflée Ella 

Champagne Trepo Leriguier Cuvée Rendez Vous Galant Sec NV

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