Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner


Sun, April 14, 2013

5:30 PM
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Member Price: $250 Public Price: $300 Phone: 901.347.3569

Host Chefs Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Memphis

Jason Fox
Commonwealth, San Francisco

Jeff McInnis
Yardbird, Miami Beach, FL

David Posey
Blackbird, Chicago

Jason Stanhope
FIG, Charleston, SC

Pastry Chef Stephanie Prida
Manresa, Los Gatos, GA

Memphis may be the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, but one of the city’s biggest attractions is Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, a cozy Southern-inflected Italian eatery. For this benefit dinner, hosts Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer will join forces with up-and-coming chefs from celebrated restaurants to create a feast worthy of rock legends and discerning diners alike.

Event photos taken by Justin Fox Burks.


  • Dinner
    • Chilled Razor Clams> Meyer Lemon, Fennel, and Favas
    • Robert Turner Rosé 2011
    • Asparagus and Eggs> Sea Urchin, Cured Yolk, Trout Roe, Herring Roe, and Sprouted Wheat Berries
    • Don Olegario Albarino 2010
    • Sauteed Sablefish> White Asparagus, Oyster Cream, and Sorrel
    • Tallulah Como 2009
    • Cappelletti> Sweetbreads, Smoked Oysters, and Clams
    • Tallulah Bald Mountain Syrah 2009
    • Roasted Stuffed Quail> Foie Gras, Grilled Peaches, Cornbread Filling, Purple Watercress, and Peach Barbeque Sauce
    • Sojourn Pinot Noir 2010
    • Back Yard BBQ> Newman Farm Lamb, Beets, Kohlrabi, Peanut Agrodolce
    • Terrabianca Campaccio 2008
    • Chocolate Puff Pastry> Nut Glacé, Caramel, and Toasted Marshmallow
    • Cathead Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur

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