Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Richmond, VA

Sat, January 18, 2014

7:30 PM
Lemaire Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel
Member Price: $165 Public Price: $175 Phone: 804.649.4629
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Walter Bundy

Lemaire Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Join us in supporting the JBF Scholarship Program at this Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner, to be held at the acclaimed Lemaire Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel. Along with three of his esteemed colleagues, host chef Walter Bundy will deliver a delectable spread that celebrates modern American cuisine at its finest.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Virginia Hayman Sweet Potato Shooters with Celery Branches, Tomato Confit, Chicken-Fried Shooting Point Oysters, and Winter Black Truffles
    • Peruvian Clam Ceviche with Crispy Shallots
    • Fried Pig's Head Terrine with Tonnato Sauce
    • Foie Gras Torchon with Yellow Beet Mostarda, Smoked Maldon Sea Salt, and Manakintowne Farms Micro-Beet Tops on Brioche
    • B.L.T. Sandwiches > House-Cured Bacon with Romaine Chiffonade, Leaping Waters Beef Tartare, and Herbed Duke's Mayonnaise on Toasted Billy Bread  
  • Dinner
    • Collard Green Gnocchi Sardi with Pastrami Duck Confit, Cipolline, and Braised Red Cabbage 
    • Venica & Venica Jesera Pinot Grigio 2012
    • Seared Bay Scallops with Butternut Squash, Cranberry Relish, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Crispy Kale, and Chicken Liver Sauce 
    • Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2012
    • Surryano Ham–Wrapped Sustainable Sturgeon with Cauliflower Purée, Edwards Smoked Sausage–Butter Sauce, and Pomegranate–Port Reduction
    • Bodegas Avanthia Godello 2011
    • Southern-Style Spicy Fried Quail with Pickles, Red Carolina Gold Rice, and Collard Slaw
    • Argyle Pinot Noir 2012
    • Juniper-Scented Venison Loin with Brussels Sprouts, Chestnuts, Wild Mushrooms, Hickory-Smoked Surry County Bacon, Celeriac Pavé, and Huckleberry Jus
    • Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhône 2011
    • Double-Decker Moon Pie with Graham Cracker Cookies, Rooftop Honey Marshmallow, Virginia Sorghum, Hub's Peanuts, Dark Chocolate Mousse, and RC Cola
    • Broadbent Rainwater Madeira NV