Events / Dinner

My Chocolate Valentine

Thu, February 14, 2019

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $170 Public Price: $220 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Gio Osso

Virtù, Scottsdale, AZ

On Valentine’s Day you would expect to eat chocolate, but no heart-shaped box will compare to the bold, yet elegant repast that awaits you at the Beard House. Gio Osso, the chef behind James Beard Award semifinalist Virtù, builds upon his Mediterranean roots with modern, global inspiration that will make for a sensual feast perfect for celebrating this holiday of love. 

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Animelle > Crispy Bitter Cocoa and Milk Powder–Dusted Sweetbreads with White Chocolate Tahini and Vincotto

Pencetta > Pork Belly Confit with Amaro Cacao Lacquer and Espresso Rub

Peperoncino > Chocolate-Dipped Roasted Fresno Chiles with Rosemary-Smoked Crow’s Dairy Chèvre


Amuse-Bouches > Scallop Crudo with Grapefruit, Marcona Almonds, Mint, and Valrhona White Ivorie Chocolate Snow; Red Beets with Licorice, Valrhona Brut Cocoa, and Robiola Fresca; and Two Wash Ranch Guinea Hen Pâté with Meletti Cioccolato, Salted Pistachio Crema, Blood Orange, and Valrhona Dark Caraibe Chocolate and Cocoa Nibs

Polpo > Charred Spanish Octopus with Pepper, Chickpeas, Bread Crumbs, Hazelnuts, and Valrhona White Ivorie Chocolate–Dark Caraibe Chocolate Chile Butter 

Gnocchi > Mesquite Gnocchi with Two Wash Ranch Guinea Hen Confit and Smoked Cracklings, Preserved Mountain Huckleberries, and Gianduja 

Branzino > Sea Bass with Butternut Gnocchi alla Romana, Broccoli Spigarello, Saffron–Mussel Preserves, and Valrhona White Ivorie Chocolate Beurre Blanc

Anatra > Smoked Duck Breast with Valrhona Dark Caraibe Chocolate–Date Black Tahini, Grand Marnier–Caramelized Cippolini, and Mandarin Orange

Dolci Al Cioccolato > Assorted Valrhona Dark Caraibe and Caraibe Feves Chocolate Desserts

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

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