Events / Dinner

Modern Pennsylvania Dutch

Mon, August 07, 2017

The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Lee Chizmar

Bolete, Bethlehem, PA; and Mr. Lee's Noodles, Easton, PA

William Woys Weaver, PhD

Keystone Center for the Study of Regional Foods and Food Tourism, Devon, PA

Carrie Havranek

The Dharma Kitchen, Allentown, PA

Tod Auman

Dundore & Heister, Wyomissing, PA

Mark Mancuso

Dundore & Heister, Wyomissing, PA

Lovers of the Keystone State know to look to the Pennsylvania Dutch for fresh produce and handcrafted delicious bites. Come to the Beard House as Lehigh Valley star Lee Chizmar crafts a feast that pays tribute to the area’s German heritage through his signature reverence for the farmed and foraged bounty of the region. Lee is joined by a special roster of guests who will add to our understanding and appreciation of the region’s culinary heritage. 

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Ham Loaf > Head Cheese with Pepper Cabbage and Porcini Mustard on Mustard Crackers

Rabbit Croquettes with Chowchow

Half-Moon Corn Pies with Spicy Tomato Confit

Fried Potato–Sauerkraut Sliders


Chicken Pocket Dumplings with Pennsylvania Radish Salad, Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens, Primordia Farm Oyster Mushrooms, and Scholl Orchard Sweet-and-Sour Apple Sauce

Chilled Beet Soup with Cabbage, Potato Pancake, Pickled Baby Beets, Crisp Horseradish, Horseradish–Dill Vinegar, and Crème Fraîche

Smoked Pennsylvania Rainbow Trout with Pennsylvania Fish Chowder, Buttermilk Crackers, Shiitake Mushrooms, Baby Bok Choy, House-Cured Bacon, and Snap Peas

Dundore & Heister Pork Belly–Potato Gumbis with Smoked Oyster, Savoy Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Turnips, and Cumin

Sour-Braised Dundore & Heister Beef Short Ribs with Onion Pie, Liberty Garden Greens, Pickled Mushrooms, and Black Vinegar Sauce

Angel Food Cake with Pennsylvania Raspberries, Raspberry Vinegar, Rhubarb Molasses, and Vanilla Ice Cream

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

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