Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Dauphin Island, AL

Sunday Supper: Gulf Coast

Sun, November 02, 2014

1:00 PM
VisitSOMO Fort Gaines Historic Site
Member Price: $175 Public Price: $200 Phone: 251.861.8747

Host Chef and JBF Award Winner Chris Hastings
Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL

David Carrier
The Cloister & Beach Club, Sea Island, GA

Bryan Caswell
Reef, Houston

Derek Emerson
Walker’s Drive-In, Jackson, MS

Adam Evans
The Optimist, Atlanta

Rob McDaniel
SpringHouse at Crossroads, Lake Martin, AL

JBF Award Winner Ryan Prewitt
Pêche Restaurant, New Orleans

Alon Shaya
Domenica, New Orleans

Ryan Smith
Staplehouse, Atlanta

Pastry Chef Lisa Donovan
Husk Restaurant, Nashville


  • Hors d'Oeuvre
    • ​Compressed Persimmons with Candied Kumquats
    • Sunray Venus Clam Crudo  
    • Mackerel Confit with Caraway Crackers and Sauce Gribiche
    • Fairytale Pumpkin Soup with Chamomile Tea and Honey
  • Dinner
    • Grouper, Mortadella, and Octopus Terrine; and Smoked Tuna Dip with Curry–Pickled Catfish
    • Scarpetta Pinot Grigio 2013
    • Roasted Gulf Bycatch with Crab, Spiced Shellfish Broth, and Fall Vegetables; and Oysters and Dumplings
    • Bonny Doon Vineyard Albariño 2013
    • Wild Mushroom Pirlou with Red–Green Kohlrabi, Apples, and Sage; and Miso-Braised Spicy Greens with Sunchoke–Gruyere Gratin
    • Lompoc Wine Co. Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012
    • Bycatch Boil-in-a-Bag; and Phú Quốc Whole Fish
    • Schloss Gobelsburg Gobelsburger Grüner Veltliner 2013
    • Cornmeal–Buttermilk Tres Leches Cake with Preserved Spiced Georgia Peaches and Brown Sugar Milk Jam; and Red Mule Grits Panna Cotta with Milk Sauce, Peach Preserves, and Blackberry Vinegar
    • Josef Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2012

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.