Events / Dinner

Cherry Blossom Celebration

Mon, April 02, 2012

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

Toni Robertson

Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental New York

Wine Director Annie Turso
Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental New York

The springtime arrival of the delicate, ephemeral cherry blossoms is a beloved event throughout Japan. For our annual homage to this breathtaking phenomenon, chef Toni Robertson and wine director Annie Turso of Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental New York have crafted a menu as exquisite as the magnificent blossoms themselves.

Event photos by Mira Zaki.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Abalone with Osetra Caviar
    • Pork Meatballs with Cherry Blossom Miso
    • Truffled Potato Fondue
    • Toro with Nori Purée and Cherry Blossom Salt
    • Mo Chéri > Cherry Blossom Tea–Infused Vodka with Satsuma Godai Umeshu Plum Sake and Yuzu Juice
  • Dinner
    • Hamachi with Preserved Cherry Blossoms and White Soy Ponzu
    • Champagne Ayala Brut Rosé Majeur NV
    • Foie Gras Torchon with Honey-Poached Sour Cherries and Almond Milk
    • Heidi Schröck Rosé Biscaya 2010
    • Chilled Buckwheat Noodles with Cherry Blossom Tea
    • Vie Vité Extraordinaire Rosé 2010
    • Turbot Pot-au-Feu with Truffle Broth
    • Brooks Janus Pinot Noir 2009
    • Yakiniku > Grilled Wagyu Beef with Toasted Cherry Leaves, Rice, and Grilled Mushrooms
    • Stuhlmuller Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    • Cherry Blossom Crémeux with Almond Sorbet and Smoked Cherries
    • Marenco Pineto Brachetto d’Acqui 2010

Wines generously provided by Brooks, Cognac One, LLC, and Turquoise Life, LLC.