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Wed, June 21, 2017

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $160 Public Price: $210 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Norman Van Aken

1921 by Norman Van Aken, Mount Dora, FL

Often referred to as the “Father of Florida Cuisine,” multiple James Beard Award winner Norman Van Aken has helped shape our culinary landscape and developed an international following for his trailblazing fare. Join us for a taste of the iconic chef and cookbook author’s latest restaurant concept, which he calls his “love letter” to the Sunshine State.


Hors d’Oeuvre 

Florida Lionfish Ceviche with Passion Fruit Juice, Sesame, Lychee, and Coconut

Chilled Spiny Lobster Sausage with Mote Marine Laboratory Siberian Caviar, Crème Fraîche, and Lime Leaves on Rice Crisps 

Hush Puppies with Foie Gras and Tupelo Honey 

Savory Chocolate Tarts with Mole, Braised Lake Meadow Naturals Stewing Hen, and Cotija 


Grilled Cape Canaveral White Shrimp with Anson Mills Carolina Gold Rice Middlins, Over the Hill Farm Pickled Spring Corn, Ramp Butter, and Chorizo

Summer Melon Trio Salad with Father's Country Ham, Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme Cheese, Pecans, and Pedro Ximenez Sherry Vinaigrette 

Ponce Inlet Barrelfish with Boiled Peanut Romesco, Charred Scallion, Onion Escabèche, and Sorrel 

Ancho Chile and Guava–Braised Pork Shoulder with Benne Seeds, Sweet Potato, Cracklings, Coriander Blossoms, and Natural Jus

Redland Guanabana Mousse with Mango, Pistachio Sponge Cake, Toasted Meringue, and Chocolate

A selection of fine wines will be served with this dinner.