Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

San Diego

Sat, September 14, 2013

5:30 PM
The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
Member Price: $95 Public Price: $130 Phone: 858.461.1970

Miguel Angel Guerrero

El Taller and La Querencia - Tijuana, Mexico

As part of San Diego's much-anticipated Latin Food Fest, three talented chefs will join forces at this Friends of James Beard Benefit for a spectacular six-course tasting menu that celebrates the increasingly hot food trend Baja Med—the fusion of Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors, pioneered in Mexico's stunning Baja California peninsula.

For reservations or more information, please call 858.461.1970.


  • Dinner
    • Lime-Cured Geoduck with Oyster-Coconut Cream, Salmon Roe, Carbonated Lychees, and Mint
    • Pork in Vinegar with Purple Cabbage Salad, Baby Carrots, Olive Oil, Oregano, and Serrano Chiles
    • Sea and Air Tacos > Octopus with Rice Pilaf, Mushrooms, Pumpkin, Ancho Chiles, Squid Ink Aïoli, and Fried Shallots; and Baja Med-Style Marinated Duck Breast with Baby Arugula, Smoked Nine-Chile Sauce, and Candied Almonds
    • Olive Oil-Poached Sculpin with Cactus Juice, Tomatoes, Compressed Pork Rinds, Fried Pork Rinds, Mustard Oil, Olives, and Basil
    • Lamb Two Ways > Grilled Double Lamb Chops with Tarragon Sauce, Fried Parsley, Red Peppers, and Moros y Cristianos Risotto; and Lamb Ravioli with White Sauce, Champagne Reduction, Shiitake and Portobello Mushrooms, and Grilled Cherry Tomatoes
    • Frost Ball > Frozen Nata Sphere with Mexican Crumble
    • A selection of fine wines and spirits will be served with this dinner.

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