Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Charleston, WV

Sunday Best: 2014 On the Green

Sun, September 28, 2014

5:00 PM
South Hills Market and Café
Member Price: $100 Public Price: $150 Phone: 304.345.2585

Host Chef Richard Arbaugh

Tim Arden
South Hills Market and Café, Charleston, WV

Andrew Palenchar
South Hills Market and Café, Charleston, WV

Steven Samples

South Hills Market and Café, Charleston, WV

Thomas Grant II
ACF Southern WV Chapter 
President and Director of Education, Carver Career Center, Charleston, WV


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Hickory-Smoked Gritt’s Farm Tomatoes with Housemade Ricotta on Charleston Lavash
    • Foie Gras Mousse Eclairs > Stauf’s Coffee–Infused Chocolate Glacé with Kumquat Preserves
    • Tuna Tartare with Ginger Bavarian Cream and Soy Gelée
    • Assorted Deviled Quail Eggs with Caviar, Bloomed Mustard Seeds, and Colossal Crab
    • Salt Block–Roasted Wagyu with Chanterelle Aspic, Crispy Green Peppercorns, and Shaved Horseradish Foam
    • Château Gaillard Clémence Guéry Crémant de Loire NV 
  • Dinner
    • Sashimi > Compressed Late Harvest Kanawha Watermelon with Mustard Ice Cream and Fried Thai Basil  
    • Mönchhof Estate Riesling 2012
    • Potted Meat > Wild Boar Rillettes with Pickled Figs and Lavender-Spiced Crostini 
    • Domaine Rouge-Bleu Dentelle 2012
    • Biscuits and Gravy > Apple–Rosemary Biscuits with Foie Gras Gravy  
    • Lioco Sonoma County Chardonnay 2012
    • Surf and Turf > Roasted Venison with Green Tomato Chowchow and West Virginia Smoked Trout Croquette with House-Cured Leather Britches  
    • Château Falfas Les Demoiselles de Falfas 2012 
    • Chicken and Waffles > Roasted West Virginia Quail with Smoked Waffles and Smooth Ambler Old Scout Whiskey Gastrique  
    • Kiona Vineyards Estate Lemberger 2011
    • West Virginia Souffle > Grist Mill-Ground Corn Spoonbread with Braised Ham Hock and Wild Mushroom Ragoût  
    • Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py 2012
    • Fried Green Tomatoes with Watermelon–Smoked Corn Salsa and Saffron Beurre Blanc 
    • Terredora di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 2013
    • Dessert > Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Griddled Pound Cake and Charleston Fruit Compote; Popcorn with Housemade Caramel and Stewed Soy; Goat Cheese Cheesecake Push Pops with Graham Crackers, Citrus, and Raspberry Coulis; and Housemade Marshmallows and Jellies
    • Kiona Vineyards Late Harvest Riesling 2012
    • Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Semi Sweet 2010

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.