Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: Raleigh, NC

Holiday Soirée with Lawrence Barbecue

Thu, December 08, 2022

6:00 PM
Milburnie Fishing Club
Price: $300 Click here for tickets!

Milburnie Fishing Club
1308 Old Milburnie Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

Featured Host:

Chef/Owner Jake Wood
Lawrence Barbecue and Lawrence Food Co., Raleigh, NC 

Step back in time for an intimate, 1960’s-inspired holiday party at Milburnie Fishing Club, hosted by chef Jake Wood of Lawrence Barbecue, named one of Southern Living Magazine’s Best New ‘Cue Joints in the South. For this special dinner, Jake will pay homage to Granny Helen Lawrence's holiday table with a fabulous family menu. Local favorites N. Sea. Oyster Co., Trophy Brewing, Young Hearts Distillery as well as Napa’s esteemed Reynolds Family Winery will all be featured. 

Friends of James Beard Benefits provide critical funding for our programs, to help JBF achieve its mission to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture, and champion a standard of Good Food for Good© anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability. 


Welcome Snacks

Raw Bar Hosted by N. Sea. Oyster Co.
Bivalves with Mignonette, and Brisket Jam–Shaved Jalapeño Garnishes              
NC Old Bay Cocktail Crab Claws

Kool Ranch Chicken Skins and Caviar >
Chicken Skins with Marshallburg Farm NC Osetra Caviar, Creme Fraiche and Chives

Holiday Family Meal

Holiday Brisket > Hickory-Smoked Brisket with Rosemary–Beef Tallow Gravy and Root Vegetable Medley
Honey-Glazed Ham Ribs > Ham-Brined, Smoked, and Glazed St. Louis–Style Spareribs
Crispy Smoked Yardbird with Apricot Jezebel Sauce 

Ham Hock Collard Greens with Cornbread Crumble
Roasted Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecan Topper
Brunswick-Stewed Hominy with Beef Crackling and Fancy Herbs
Heirloom Apple Salad with Apple Cider–Sorghum Vinaigrette, Pork Belly Croutons, Smoked Raisins, Burnt Beet Farmer Cheese, and Radish 
Granny Helen’s Apple Dumplings with Brown Sugar Pan Sauce and Pork Cotton Candy

*Beverages provided by our wonderful friends at Trophy Brewing, Young Hearts Distilling, and Reynolds Family Winery.

Plates and Bowls handmade by GrayHill Made.