Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Palm Springs, CA

Wed, November 20, 2013

7:00 PM
Spencer’s Restaurant at the Mountain
Member Price: $150 Public Price: $175 Phone: 760.327.3446

Eric Wadlund

Spencer’s Restaurant at the Mountain, Palm Springs, CA

Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's restaurant is one of Palm Spring’s most popular destinations, known for its spectacular setting and chef Eric Wadlund’s classic American cuisine. Join chef Wadlund and special guests for this exciting dinner benefiting the James Beard Foundation’s programs.

For reservations or more information, please call 760.327.3446.

Also featuring (not pictured): 

Melissa Carasquillo
Skuna Bay Craft Raised Salmon, Vancouver Island, Canada

Gabrielle Gaul
Herbivore, Sky Valley, CA

Albert Heck
California Dates and Hadley Farms, Coachella Valley, CA

Susan Kelley
Bautista Creek Local Produce, Hemet, CA


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • A California Date Sampling > 
    • Hamachi, Date, and Sesame Cones
    • Air-Dried Chicken with Dates and Duck Prosciutto
    • Tomatoes with Dates and Black Truffles
    • Lobster–Date Tartlets
    • Pork–Date Rillettes
    • Hall Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Dinner
    • Corn and Lobster Cappuccino 
    • Creamy Local White Corn Bisque with Maine Lobster, Madagascar Vanilla, Steamed Milk, and Micro-Lemongrass
    • Walt La Brisa Chardonnay 2011
    • Miso-Glazed Skuna Bay Craft Raised Salmon with Roasted Organic Squash, Asian Broth, and Micro–Thai Basil
    • Walt Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
    • Porcini Mushroom and Cocoa–Dusted Dry-Aged Prime Meyer Ranch Natural Strip Steak with Bautista Farms Vegetable Medley, Micro–Horseradish Greens, and Red Wine–Infused Wild Mushrooms
    • Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    • Hall Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Three-Liter)
    • Cake and Ice Cream 
    • Extra-Moist Pumpkin Spice–Black Walnut Cake with Dark Cherry Ice Cream, Dried Fruit–Chocolate Bark, and Chocolate–Cranberry Sauce

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