Events / Dinner

Nourishing the Past

Sat, March 28, 2015

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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At Mason’s, Brandon Frohne serves ingredient-driven food that honors Southern traditions while deftly incorporating modern touches. This unique dinner will explore his grandparents’ European roots and their journey through Bulgaria, Switzerland, Africa, and Canada, which ultimately shaped his family’s food heritage.

Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.​​


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Sweet Potato Hoecakes with Duck Confit and Cabbage Conserva
    • Butternut Squash Arancini with Alba Truffles and Nduja
    • Swiss Chard–Winter Mushroom Croustade with Chestnut Pangrattato
    • Pumpkin Gougères with 14-Month-Aged Southern Gypsy Ham and Apple Mostarda
    • ​Tilia Torrontes 2008 
  • Dinner
    • Escape Artist and the Sea, Tunisia/Sicily, 1938 > Djerba-Style Prawns with Harissa, Preserved Lemons, Tomatoes, and Mediterranean Sea Water
    • Fess Parker Viognier 2012
    • Pfifferlinge and Pflaumen, Unter Den Linden, Germany, 1940 > Semmelknodel with Chanterelles, Plums, Pancetta, and Herbs
    • Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013
    • Handshakes and Gypsum, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1943 > Lamb Guvech with Labneh, Okra, and Mint 
    • Duckhorn Vineyards Paraduxx Winery M Blend 2011
    • Rustico, Ticino, Switzerland, 1945 > Luganeca Piacenza Sausage with Floriani Red Flint Polenta, Blistered Grapes, Pickled Fennel, and Coddled Hen Egg
    • Franciscan Estate Magnificat Meritage 2011
    • A Toronto Love Story 1954, Toronto, Canada, 1954 > Sugar-Powdered Apple Streusel with Rosemary–Coffee Semifreddo and Roasted Coffee Beans
    • Taylor Fladgate 10 Year-Old Tawny Porto NV​

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