Events / Dinner

Marco Polo: Italy Meets Asia

Wed, December 05, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Scott Drewno

CHIKO, Washington, D.C.

Mike Friedman

The Red Hen and All-Purpose Pizzeria, Washington, D.C.

Danny Lee

CHIKO, Washington, D.C.

Marco Polo’s legendary travels are just one example of the storied tradition of cultural exchange—culinary and otherwise—between Italy and Asia. In the spirit of the intrepid Venetian explorer, three of D.C.’s most noodle-happy talents will visit the Beard House for a fusion-rich meal that’s sure to make Marco proud.

Menu

Hors d’Oeuvre

Cacio e Pepe Arancini with Herb Aïoli and Pecorino Romano

Crispy Organic Chicken Spring Rolls with Chinese Mustard Sauce

Tuna Crudo Siciliano with Fresno Chiles, Scallions, and Chickpea Crisps

Anju Prime Beef Tartare with Asian Pear, Lemongrass, and Candied Basil Seeds

Dinner

Housemade CHIKO Kimchi, Sichuan Pickles, and Pickled Daikon; Steamed Egg Custard with Osetra Caviar and Roasted Chicken Garum; and Baccalà Mantecato with Salsa Verde and Roasted Garlic Knot

Spinach–Hen of the Woods Mushroom Rotolo with Truffled Pecorino, Porcini Crema, and Crispy Herbs

Miniature Prawn Dumplings with Fragrant Chile Oil and Fermented Black Beans

Soy-Glazed Brisket with Furikake Butter, Pickled Chiles, and Steamed Rice

Gnocchi alla Romana with Smoked Cipollini Agrodolce–Basil Vinaigrette

Rainbow Cookie Cake with Marzipan, Apricot Jam, and Whipped Cream

Housemade Fortune Cookies

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