Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Jean-Louis Palladin Dinner

Sun, October 21, 2012

5:00 PM
Alizé at the Top of the Palms
Member Price: $300 Public Price: $325 Phone: 702.951.7000
Reservations Policy

Host Chef André Rochat, Master of Ceremonies Robin Leach, Tammy Alana, and Mark Purdy
Alizé at the Top of the Palms

All restaurants are located in Las Vegas.

Jean-Marie Auboine
Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier

Geno Bernardo
Nove Italiano

Stephane Chevet

Barry S. Dakake
N9NE Steakhouse

Jean-Philippe Dufoin
Creative Catering

Royden Ellamar
Sensi at Bellagio

Todd Harrington
Central by Michel Richard

Ryuki Kawasaki
TWIST by Pierre Gagnaire

Arnaud Masset
Mandalay Bay

Rick Moonen
RM Seafood

JBF Award Winner Luciano Pellegrini

Laurent Pillard
Burger Bar and Fleur by Hubert Keller

Vincent Pouessel

Gregory Pugin
Le Cirque

Megan Romano
Chocolate & Spice Bakery

Dewayne Rose
Palms Casino Resort

Joung Sohn
Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Our exciting annual Sin City event brings together some of the area’s most talented chefs for an evening of modern, inspired, sophisticated, and luxurious high-voltage Vegas cuisine. This spectacular dinner benefits the Jean-Louis Palladin Professional Work/Study Grant and honors the late, great Jean-Louis Palladin.


  • Hors d'Oeuvre
    • Duck Confit with Caramelized Shallots and Truffled Sweet Chilies in Phyllo
    • Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Ginger Emulsion and Miso
    • Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux 2010
  • Dinner (alternating courses)
    • A) Foie Gras Duo > Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Caramelized Pineapple and Port–Ginger Sauce; and Tacos with Fig Compote and Torchon
    • B) Green Papaya Salad with Sea Scallops
    • Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern Erbacher Macrobrunn Spätlese Riesling 2005
    • A) Akami Tuna Carpaccio with Arugula, Parmesan Cheese, Rice Crackers, and Truffle–Soy Vinaigrette
    • B) Santa Barbara Sea Urchin Ice Cream with Ginger–Lemongrass Gelée and Fennel Purée
    • Sauvion Vouvray 2011
    • A) Butter-Poached Lobster Crépinette with Tarragon Aïoli and Fennel
    • B) Sautéed Sterlet Sturgeon with Artichoke Mousseline and Russian Osetra Caviar Beurre Blanc   
    • Gérard Bertrand Chardonnay 2010
    • A) Veal Duo > Fines Herbes–Crusted Loin and Crispy Sweetbreads with Wild Mushrooms, Celeriac Purée, and Truffle Jus
    • B) Chicken Galantine with King Crab Legs, Pommes Maxim, and Truffle–Chicken Jus   
    • Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel 2007
    • A) Open Raviolo with Cheesy Polenta, Roasted Rabbit, and Wild Mushroom–Rabbit Demi-Glace Custard
    • B) California Diver Urchin Carbonara with Wild Boar Pancetta and Diane’s Herbs   
    • Chanson Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2010
    • A) Kobe Beef Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Celery, Roasted Cipolline, and Pinot Noir Sauce
    • B) Braised Beef Neck with Housemade Pappardelle, Cipolline, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Barolo Reduction
    • Gérard Bertrand Cigalus 2009   
    • A) Porcini Salad with Parmesan Ice Cream, Tandoori–Popcorn Mousseline, Broccoli Florets, and Caramelized Hazelnuts
    • B) Squid Ink Pasta Salad with Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes and White Balsamic Vinaigrette  
    • Nuschese La Pietra 2009
    • A) Chocolate–Hazelnut Crunch Bar with Nutella Ice Cream
    • B) Napoleon Crème Brûlée
    • Sandeman 20-Year-Old Tawny Porto NV   
    • Chocolate Truffles and Candies
    • Petits Fours