Events / Dinner

La Gran Cocina Latina

Fri, April 20, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Lorena Garcia

Chica at the Venetian Las Vegas

Only the exuberance of Las Vegas can match the robust and exciting flavors of Lorena Garcia’s Venezuelan cuisine. A lauded cookbook author and television personality, Garcia celebrates her heritage through her signature style of inventive and vibrant takes on classic Latin American flavors, with more than just a hint of Vegas flare.


Hors d’Oeuvre

Housemade Anise–Piloncillo Asado Negro Arepitas with Braised Short Rib, Queso Fresco, and Brazilian Pico de Gallo

Florida Stone Crab–Crispy Corn Tostadas with Smoked Avocado, Watermelon Radishes, Young Shiso Leaves, and Osetra Imperial Golden Caviar

Cubanito Sandwiches with Mojo-Marinated Pork, Smoked Ham, Dijon Mustard, Swiss Cheese, and Housemade Pickles on Pressed Sweet Rolls

Cheese Bread and Flavored Arepitas with Housemade Nata Butter and Assorted Bean Spreads


Ceviche > Sushi-Grade Market Fish with Santa Barbara Sea Urchin, Leche de Tigre, Avocado, Pomegranate, Cucumbers, Radishes, Cilantro, Canchita, and Purple Sweet Potato

Sweet Plantain Soup with Seared Foie Gras, Spiced Crème Fraîche, Pickled Fresno Chiles, and Green Plantain Crumble

Char-Grilled Peruvian Octopus with Crispy Quinoa, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Blistered Padrón Peppers, and Spicy Pico de Gallo

Aged Beef New York Strip Steak with Banana Leaf–Steamed Venezuelan Tamale and Chanterelle Mushroom Chimichurri

Palate Cleanser > Granita

Marquesa de Chocolate > Rich Chocolate Mousse with Espresso-Soaked Graham Crackers and Crema Ice Cream

Lorena’s Buñuelos > Housemade Ricotta–Lemon Zest Doughnuts with Dulce de Leche–White Chocolate Reduction and Berry Compote
A selection of fine wines will be served with this dinner.