Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Costa Mesa, CA

Thu, August 10, 2017

Member Price: $300 Public Price: $350 Please call 714.463.6060 or click here.

Host Chef Amar Santana


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Hors d’Oeuvre

Chicken Liver Toasts with Pickled Red Onions

Tortilla Espanola

Anchovy–Olives Pinchos

Baby Chorizo with Hot Peppers

Duck Gizzards with Papas Canarias

Mussel Escabèche with Saffron Jelly

Pan con Tomate

Chorizo Cocas with Romesco and Arugula

Creamed Leek–Anchovies Cocas

Eggplant Stew Cocas with Olives and Idiazabal Cheese

Signature Vaca Tonics

Parés Baltà Cava Brut NV


Embutidos > Vaca Charcuterie–Cheese Board

Parés Baltà Cava Brut NV

Gazpacho > Strawberry–Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Fennel Confit, Crispy Quinoa, and Ibérico Lardo

Torres De Casta Rosado 2014

Bacalao > Slow-Baked Cod with Stewed Peppers, Paella Broth, Crispy Wild Rice, and Black Olive Oil

Torres Verdeo Verdejo 2014

Tapas > Roasted Lamb a with Lemon Yogurt and Cucumber; Albacore Tataki with Avocado and Shallot–Soy Vinaigrette; Pork Cracklings; Smoked Chicken Cannelloni with Foie Gras Sauce and Sherry Reduction; and Braised Pork Belly with Smoked White Beans and Pickled Peppers

Torres Celeste Crianza 2013

Paella > Lobster Paella with Squid Ink Bomba Rice, Smoked Paprika Aïoli, Leeks, and Charred Lemon

Carne > Prime New York Skirt Steak Tasting with A2 Sauce, Romesco, and Chimichurri

Torres Salmos Priorat 2013

Postres > Mama Santana Flan; Tocino de Cielo; and Vermouth-Flavored Tres Leches

Related Info

If you're interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Michelle Santoro at msantoro@jamesbeard.orgor 212.627.1111x552.