Events / Dinner

Modern Italian

July 24, 2012

07:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Enzo Fargione

Elisir - Washington, D.C.

Touted as a “chef to watch” by Esquire, Enzo Fargione has garnered widespread acclaim for his modern Italian cuisine. At Elisir, his latest venture, the Turin-born chef lives up to his hands-on reputation with an observation deck and a live video feed of his masterful work in the kitchen.

Event photos taken by Mira Zaki.

Menu

  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Crunchy Artichoke Heart and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cornets
    • Savory Honeydew Melon Shooters with Caviar, Sour Cream, and Spicy Pepper Gelatin
    • Blue Point Oysters Gratinée with Mascarpone, Prosciutto di Parma, and Scallions
    • Goose Liver Custard Brûlée with Port Wine and Pears
    • Bellavista Franciacorta Cuvée Brut NV
  • Dinner
    • Roasted Sweet Baby Onions with Licorice, California Caviar, Smoked Sicilian Tuna Shavings, Grappa, and Crunchy Polenta–Caper Cracker
    • Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi 2010
    • Raw Tomato Risotto with Cracked Black Peppercorns, Crunchy Basil, Sicilian Frantoio Olive Oil, and Burrata-Filled Baby Zucchini
    • Antinori Castello Della Sala Bramìto Del Cervo Chardonnay 2010
    • Cold-Smoked and Polenta-Crusted Turbot Fillet with Fava Bean–White Asparagus Ragù and Carrot, Thyme, and Riesling Reduction
    • Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2006
    • Roasted Veal Fillet and Sweetbreads with Maitake Mushroom Tempura, Port Wine Jus, Pancetta, Summer Truffles, and Crispy Sage
    • Pio Cesare Barbera D’alba 2009
    • Deep Chocolate Eggshell > Gianduja Chocolate Custard–Filled Eggshell with Pistachio Crunch
    • Cigar in an Ashtray > Modern-Style Ricotta Cheese Cannolo with Spun Sugar Smoke
    • Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato D’asti NV
    • Sweet Frivolezze
    • Wines generously provided by Bacchus Importers, Ltd., The Country Vintner, and Republic National Distributing Company.

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