Events / Dinner

D.C. Power Spot

Wed, May 10, 2017

The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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John Melfi

The Oval Room, Washington, D.C.

Hungry politicians, White House staffers, and even former presidents flock to the storied Oval Room for negotiations over chef John Melfi’s lauded modern American cuisine. For his Beard House debut, this D.C. culinary veteran will prepare a seasonal Mid-Atlantic feast that’s short on politics but packed with flavor.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Catalina Island Sea Urchin with Seaweed Jam on Squid Ink Brioche 

Oyster Leaves with Smoked Trout Roe and Meyer Lemon

Wild Strawberry Shrubs with Garden Flowers and Mint

Grilled Local Asparagus with Air-Cured Beef, Bottarga, and Almond Oil

Sardine Escabèche with Rye Croutons, Espelette Pepper Jam, and Aged Sherry Tonic

Domaine Haut Marin Côtes de Gascogne Fossiles White 2016


Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with Sea Beans, Lipstick Radish, Pistachio–Fava Bean Gomashio, and Lemon Agrumato

Christian Lauverjat Moulin des Vrillères Sancerre Rosé 2016

Grilled Spanish Octopus with Green Garbanzo Hummus, Peewee Potato Confit, Pea Tendrils, and Chorizo Vinaigrette

Luna Beberide Godello Bierzo 2015

Chicken Liver Mousse with Cocoa Nib Granola, Pickled Green Strawberries, Vanilla–Onion Jam, and Brioche Tuille

Banshee Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2014

Roasted Shenandoah Valley Lamb Loin with Charred Eggplant Purée, Spring Onions, Toasted Marcona Almonds, and Moroccan Olive Tapenade

Domaine La Roubine Gigondas 2014

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Local Strawberry Marmalade, Candied Rhubarb, and Assorted Blossoms

Seifried Nelson Sweet Agnes Riesling 2016  

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