Events / Dinner

Cultural Collaboration: The Underground Kitchen

Wed, June 26, 2019

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Click here for tickets.
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Micheal Sparks

The Underground Kitchen USA, Richmond, VA

Natascha "Taz" Bowles

Eat Restaurant Partners, Richmond, VA

Jason Bullard

Graduate Hotels Richmond, Richmond, VA

Giovanna Delli Compagni

Union Square Hospitality Group, NYC

Jean Lorestil

Mantu Restaurant (April 2019), Richmond, VA

Brainchild of events impresario Micheal Sparks, the Underground Kitchen is an experiential dinner series which aims to delight, surprise, and create community. Now with a strong team of Richmond, Virginia-based chefs, the Underground Kitchen pops up in the Beard House for an intimate and unique event brimming with energy and creativity.

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Hor d'Oeuvre

Sabich Crostini with Marinated Eggplant, Boiled Eggs, Pickled Peppers, Harissa Cucumbers, Hummus, and Parsley

The Country > Brioche Croutons with Smoked Peach Marmalade, FireFly Farms Chèvre Mousse, and Rabbit–Duck Confit

Egg Hunter > White Truffle Panna Cotta with Foraged Mushrooms, Caviar, and Truffle Shavings

Pouk ak Labapin > Chicken–Chestnut Terrine with Plantain Textures and Mango Gastrique

Assorted Spencer Devon Brewing Handcrafted Beers

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Chardonnay 2017 

White Plains Farm & Vineyard Sparkling Rosé 2016 

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Blackberry Lemonade 

Bourbon on the Rocks > Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked


Vegetable–Peekytoe Crab Terrine with Cream of Peas

Paradise Springs Winery Vidal Blanc 2017

Sous Vide Caicos Octopus Carpaccio with Avocado Mousseline and Lime–Passion Fruit Reduction

Early Mountain Vineyards Petit Manseng 2018

The Woods > Wild Mushroom–Gruyère Bread Pudding with Cured Venison, Collard Pistou, Cabernet, and Thyme–Rosemary Reduction

King Family Vineyards Meritage 2017

Kreyol Fishin’ Hole > Citrus-Marinated Snapper with Smoked Plantain, Southern Golden Beet Purée, Cardamom-Scented Baby Romanesco, Hickory-Grilled Hanover Tomato Coulis, and Crispy Virginia Carrots 

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Viognier 2016

Koji-Marinated Beef with Ramp–Sweet Pea Purée, Kombucha–Chocolate Sauce, Pickled Radish, Miso–Sweet Potato Purée–Stuffed Summer Squash, Mushroom Pearls, and Marrowbone Crust

Paradise Springs Winery Mélange 2016

Paradise Sensation > Vegan Strawberry–Coconut Cake with Mango Mousse, Lychee Mousse, Dried Pineapple Rings, Chocolate, and Brittle

Paradise Springs Winery Winery Swagger Port NV

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